Publisher Super.com and developer Orbit Studio are thrilled to announce today a brand new playable demo for their retro-futuristic action-puzzler, Retro Machina. Set in a world hundreds of years from now that has long been devoid of humanity, Retro Machina puts players in the metal-shoes of a tiny robot as he searches for the answers to a great mystery — “What the heck happened to the humans who used to live here?” Explore a beautiful world inspired by American futurist and social engineer Jacque Fresco’s art and help our plucky protagonist get to the bottom of things.
In this latest demo, players will get a glimpse into the city of Endeavor, a stunning metropolis protected from the outside world by an enormous glass dome. A host of mechanized workers keeps things in tip-top shape, but for whom? And why? Take control of a plucky worker bot who has been tossed out of the city for being imperfect and must explore the ruins of a world chock full of mystery and adventure in his quest to return to Endeavour City. Take control of your mechanical kin and hack your way through five beautiful and unique biomes, solving puzzles, evading traps, and avoiding injury — or worse.
Key Features of Retro Machina:
Missing: Humanity — Endeavor City is dutifully maintained by a fleet of dedicated robot workers, keeping things in tip-top shape for their human masters…only, there haven’t been any humans seen in a really, really long time. It’s up to you to get to the bottom of this enigma and unravel the mystery of the missing humans!
Can’t Someone Else Do It? — Use your hacking abilities to manipulate and control your foes, changing them into helpful allies or turning them against each other! Some puzzles simply can’t be solved on your own, and there’s no shame in asking for — or simply demanding — help from electronic pals better equipped for the situation.
The Future is Bleak and Beautiful — Explore five hand-drawn and entirely unique biomes, including the abandoned Nucleonics Labs, the run-down Atomic City, the wet-n-wild (really, really wet now) Marine Nation, and the intimidating and mysterious Serendipity Mountain.
Inspired by the Greats — The world of Retro Machina is exactly what it says on the tin, taking inspiration from science-fiction greats like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and the legendary futurist concept artist Jacque Fresco.
The Retro Machina playable demo is now available for Windows PC via Steam, with a full launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch set for April 7, 2021.