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A work-in-progress robot fetches parts on a satellite for their engineer and mechanic. In a dark dream-like world, the robot comes to befriend a star. Their journey takes them through strange dream worlds, to different satellites, and crosses paths with a cast of of wistful NPCs and a number of eccentric, slightly intimidating sloths. With a taste of melancholy, Starbot is a light game tribute to The Little Prince, exploring themes of innocence, friendship, and loss.

Music and sound by Dave

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Starbot - Español

Starbot has been translated to Spanish! I don't think I was approached by this translator actually, but I'm really flattered by + grateful for their work.

Download links here!
  • Completed
  • cloudhime
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • Adventure
  • 10/31/2014 02:54 AM
  • 10/18/2017 01:23 AM
  • 11/11/2014
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this game is absolutely adorable, good job on this!
starbot is kind of relatable... they are really cute

aa thank you so much! i'm glad you found them relatable ;u;

This game made me cry.
Thank you for such warm and touching story, I really like it.

awww omg, thank you for your kind comment! thanks again for the lovely fanart also!
This game made me cry.
Thank you for such warm and touching story, I really like it.
this game is absolutely adorable, good job on this!
starbot is kind of relatable... they are really cute
thank you!! it's very cool to see how your own game is coming along!
Jack Daniel's Evangelist
Incredible game!
hi! that's really cool--thank you so much!!
This was an awesome game. I just finished recording a Let's Play for it. The first episode is up, the rest will be posted throughout the week. Hope you like it!

thanks! i hope you enjoyed it.

aaaa wow i'm super flattered to hear that! thank you for the kind words!

omg ahah i'm flattered to hear that! also i'm glad you liked the game!! mat and lili are Good Moms (':
Hi there! I stumbled across this game completely by accident, and I haven't finished playing it yet - but I really, really like it! I made an account here just do let you know that. :D

Edit: I've finished it now. Awwh that was awesome. So sweet but so sad. I loved the little messages in the dream world. I also really like Mat and Lili. What great parents :D
Hi! I make an account just to say this is a GREAT game!! Saludos desde Argentina! I will recommend it to my friends!
lol never mind sorry i figured it out i am super super new to this so i'm just kind of muddling my way through this. i cant wait to play it though!!
are you able to play this on a mac? i've downloaded it twice and i cant figure out how to open it :o we actually just finished the little prince in my french class and i loved it so i was really happy to see that this game was based off of it!!
ahah i'm glad you liked it! thank you so much
I just want to say I downloaded you game tonight and finished it in the first sitting. I loved everything about it, and all the rather deep comments that were interspersed throughout.

Very nice job!

wahh thanks so much! i'm really flattered by everything you've said + ahhh i'm glad you and your friend had an emotional connection! also yeah this game is meant to be played just fine if you haven't read the little prince, but there's definitely more depth + connection to theme if you understand the source material. thanks again!

also yo!! i'm actually working on two more games at the moment with very different tones! i might put up the rpgmaker one here: it's a dating sim with similar characters to starbot. the other is a text game retelling red riding hood from the woodsman's pov.
Um!! I'm new to this site, so hopefully this reply is okay!
I don't feel like writing a full review, but this game would get a 5/5. I played it a little while ago, so my memory isn't completely fresh, but I really loved it. The characters were all cute and easy to connect with. The storyline was really cool too, and unpredictable (I haven't heard of the Little Prince though). I smiled, laughed, and cried while I played it (and the sloths freaked me out a little too, lol). I recommended it to a friend of mine, and she cried too! I want to make fanart for this game someday. This game definitely deserves a lot more attention than it has gotten, it's one of my favorites. If you ever decide to make more games, I'd definitely want to play them!
@nbuhi aaaaaa i'm rly excited that my game's been featured!!

also i'm extremely flattered to have my game called a worthy homage! it's impossible to stand next to a giant like the little prince but i'm glad the hints and other influences come through. i definitely wanted this game to be playable without having read the book, but i hope a certain special meaning emerges for readers.

thank you so much! also for the links yo

@kylaila the sloths looking like the protag was a happy accidental carry over.... those two sprites were some of the first ones i created long before i actually started writing the game and i thought it would have been cool to have a smaller robot protag and larger robots of the same line. then at some point they turned into sloth gods haha. it also fits more with the little prince.... re: baobabs. imo even w/o the sake of the game you should definitely give the little prince a read.

ahhh yeah i realize that level was very poorly designed /: here's a hint to the solution!

thanks for the feedback! i think the brand of sadness is a little too much Surface Level Angst so i can definitely agree x: but also i really like games that can hit the sad stuff in the fewest words + without too much indulgent discourse: wither and penpalz come to mind.
While I do not know the Little Prince story, this is a very sweet little piece of a robot befriending with a star.
I quite like all those star references in stories and in the creation of their life .. it is also interesting that the sloths look like yourself (albeit a little bit bigger).
There certainly is something haunting and sad hidden underneath, but I could not finish this game yet, as I am stuck after I sent the letter on the far-away satellite. Could someone please tell me what I need to do next? (rather, what I can do?)

It is a little bit shallow so far, but this might change.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
I'm so glad this got a hidden gem spot, because that is indeed what this game is. I know the Little Prince story quite well and you have done a beautiful homage to that haunting tale, but still put your own aesthetic and narrative spin on the story.

The additional details you included were subtly done, phrased and delivered in such a way that those who do know the source material can recognise them and get a small almost in-joke feel from them and for those who have never read the novella can use them in clues in deciphering or speculating as to the true nature of the characters and their fate, their search for certainty and peace and the value of unlikely and almost impossible connections.

Seriously well done.

Oh a more technical note, anyone who has some problems with the compatibility might want to have a look at these articles, they give some pointers and solutions.

@marrend those are some really interesting theories--i like the first one a lot! tbh i like those better than my own explanation which is purposely obscured x: the world i wanted to make is surreal so i prefer to play to the unexplained in canon. if ur curious tho my notes might indicate that the robot's imagination program works too well.

thanks for reporting those bugs! i've actually fixed them a while ago in a super late update that i'll finish up after finals. i'm still catching typos x:

@hiromu656 thanks so much!! i had a lot of fun putting in the small hidden pieces to expand the characters and world. the president scene is Heavily Based on the little prince's encounter with the king... i'm not sure how familiar you are with the little prince but it's a pretty funny conversation.

the door in that map only requires 3 keys to be opened O: it's actually possible to get 3 keys without seeing a single malicious sloth (spoilers: theres 5 keys and 2 sloths). even if you do get caught, the lost key event only occurs once, and you can still get 3 keys.

on the compatibility: i'm. really not sure what's up //: rm2k3 is a little funky on compatibility with vista and up i think. i did a little google digging and i can't say for sure what the problem or solution is, but someone suggested on these forums running as administrator and in checking "disable display scaling on high DPI settings" in the compatibility settings but......... that sounds kind of close to what you had to do already ahah
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