Robot Slow Dance

A two-player animatronic diorama game contained entirely inside of a briefcase. Reminiscent of a cuter version of “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots”, players control a pair of robots who, rather than fighting each other, slow dance to a MIDI version of a popular 80s song and have an awkwardly flirty procedurally-generated conversation about robot-related topics. It is not intended to be a game anyone can “win” so much as a silly, playful exploration of the queerness of non-human relationships, very much inspired by my own confusing experiences of trying to date while neurodivergent and trans.

Watch a gameplay video
View source code