Apr 21st, 2014

Last year Flying Carpets Games took to Kickstarter in order to fund their adventure game, The Girl and the Robot. The game focuses on the two titular characters interacting with one another in order to escape imprisonment and was successful enough on Kickstarter that the Wii U stretch goal was reached. While the game still isn’t coming out for some time, yesterday one of the developers uploaded new alpha footage to YouTube in order to show off the game.

There’s some minor spoilery bits in terms of gameplay, so if you plan on buying this once it’s available and you want to avoid spoilers, check out the first few minutes to see the game in action and the music but don’t watch the whole thing.

There’s no estimated release date for the Wii U version yet, but it looks like the team is doing well in terms of art design and puzzles.

  • Capt. Smoker


  • RoboticLink

    Reminds me of Skyward Sword’s art style and music

  • jjbredesen

    That game looks fantastic!!!

    For some weird reason it reminds me of skyward sword, I am so supporting this!

    • Magnus Eriksson

      You are right. It reminds me of Skyward Sword that came out on a last gen console that managed to put out only 480p. With only games like this Wii U is heavily overpriced. It should be half the price.

      • uPadWatcher

        Says the cheap bastard.

      • jjbredesen

        Why so negative, this game looks really good, in 1080p, and Skyward Sword was one of the best games of last gen in my top 5 for sure.

        There are big games coming to Wii U, there just not here, but i do agree on that we should have loads more 1 game a month would be nice.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          1. Does it look BETTER than Skyward Sword?
          2. Is it reasonable that the only games available for a new console doesnt even match last gen?
          3. If its not, isnt that a sign of overpricing?

          Its not the indies fault. But they are the only ones who support Nintendo, and as long as thats a fact and Nintendo is priced like it is they have to find themseves to being compared with the totality of competitors. I think indies should stop taking Nintendos responsibility now.

          • jjbredesen

            Does it look better?

            Well first of all its the 360 version in the video so the next gen versions could look better, if we are talking technically when it comes to the resolution of the textures etc. it does look better, but in terms of armistices its up to you as a person to decide, and i think Skyward Sword looks better in form of the art direction, but not in terms of how it looks technically, it looks like a last gen game because it is RUNNING on XBOX 360, not Wii U, PS4 or Xbone, so again can’t make a comparison.

            2. Again matching a last gen Zelda game to any game that is released today is unfair, Skyward Sword is better than a lot of games released today on any platform. WW:HD still got a fantastic review although its a 12 year old game, Zelda games age extremely well and in my opinion the best franchise ever made.
            Many still consider OOT as the best game ever, so saying that a generation sucks because it does not have as good games as last gen is stupid, when we have not yet got this generation equivalents of those games. When Zelda U is out we can continue this discussion.

            There are games on Wii U that are better than there last gen equivalents so far, i think MK8 will be better than MK:Wii, but i can’t say yet, so lets wait untill games are out to say what generations games are best etc.

            3. Not sure if you are talking about the game or the console, but i think your talking about the console 😛

            Yes and no

            – In terms of how much it costs to make a Wii U its is perfectly priced.

            – In terms of quality it is underpriced in a sense of how little you get, but what you do get is fantastic, so thats up to what you think.

            And yes Nintendo should step it up.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I was talking about last gen Wii not XB360. My point is not that the people behind this title have made an ugly game, it looks good for an indie title. My problem is that indies are the only ones carrying Wii U, and that basically makes Wii U into a indie only console. For the price that I paid for the Wii U this game is not good enough when it comes to aesthetics and looks.

          • Andrew St. Clair

            So, you buy games for aesthetics and looks?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, not only. But I certainly think a new generation should look better than the previous one. And to be honest, Wii U doesnt do that on average.

          • Andrew St. Clair

            Define, “look better.” Because Bioshock Infinite is a game that is 720p max, but looks infinitely better than most games that run at 1080 and feature photo-realistic textures. Super Mario Galaxy runs at about 480p, but looks a lot better than most of the games in the last 10 years.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Agree on all your examples

          • Andrew St. Clair

            So, again, define “look better.”

          • jjbredesen

            Ok, well in that case your correct, there are few big games on Wii U, and it looks like even AC will not be coming this year,and not even cod may end up coming, so you have a point, but Wii U, does look better than 360 and PS3 and can preform way better, but i have talked enough about it.

    • Mario

      I think it’s the music that gives the game a Skyward sword feel to it. And the art style.

      • jjbredesen

        Yup and its fantastic voice acting, puzzles etc.

        It is one of the best games ever made, some people may have hated the controls, but i loved them, if you hate a game because you suck at playing it you can stfu, can’t think of anything negative, apart from that it was a bit to linear for my taste and there was a couple of frame drops.

        • Mario

          What voice acting? I heard nobody speak in this game footage.

          • jjbredesen

            *story (facepalm)

          • Mario

            Ohh!! That’s what you meant.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah sort of a big fail xD

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          I didn’t notice the frame drops honestly.

          • jjbredesen

            Only 2 places i noticed them:

            1. When the forest was fludded, it sometimes slowed down a lot when i did the dragon scale spin out of the water.

            2. When fighting the Lizalfos’s in the minecart island in the desert sea. Especially when the breath fire, it drops to like 15 fps or lower.

            and it also lags like shit in the end credits (skyloft), but i here its just a issue with the PAL version, apart from that there was not much lag.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            ah ok…I honestly didn’t notice any of that whatsoever, but like you said could just be PAL version.

  • Is it just me, or are most of the indie games like art projects?

    • Niknique

      But the art is so beautiful XD

  • RyuNoHadouken

    in before universal praise of a crap title just because its coming to Wii U

    • Magnus Eriksson

      My thought exactly. When indie titles are the only announced the price of this product is not defendable. Either Nintendo have to get some steam or they have to cut the price by half. Most of the games coming for Wii U looks worse than the best titles from the last TWO generations. This is not the fault of the indies, but there is a reason why you call them indies. And a indie-console only shouldnt be priced like this.

      • Jessey

        They’re called indies because they don’t rely on the support of a publisher not because of the quality of their game.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yes, but thats not my point. I support indies, but I think its unfair that they are the ones to carry a console by themselves.

  • jhell

    she run like naruto

    • Mario

      Correction, she runs like Sonic.

  • Ryushi

    The game looks great, but I thought the running was sort of awkward for her… If it was like a Ninja I’d get that.

    • Mario

      Or Sonic. HO HO HO HO!!

      • Actually, he sounds more like WHOO WHOO WHOO WHOO, or if you’re considering Roger Craig Smith, then it’s more like, HA,HA,HA,HA! Or somethin like that..

        • Mario

          Right… :-p

  • Niknique

    The art style is so beautiful! This game looks amazing! I have to get it!
    Good thing it’s coming to the Wii U 🙂 This will be a nice addition to my game library.

  • jrob23

    ugh..totally forgettable.

  • uPadWatcher

    The design of this indie title looks beautiful and delightful. Let’s hope that The Girl and The Robot gets a release date at the eShop for Wii U. Truly, a fun, unique puzzle game.

  • Justin Thomas McGowan

    Oh man this looks excellent! I love basically every aspect of this game so far!

  • X3Charlie

    This is the kind of art style I wouldn’t mind for Zelda U. It seems like a good compromise between realistic graphics and stylization.

  • Greg Lanciotti

    Such blind fanboys. This game looks bland as hell. Worse than knack.

    • Andrew St. Clair

      I know. I mean, it looks like it’s still in development or something. Every time I see a game that’s still in development, I judge the game and decide whether to buy it right then and there because that’s the most accurate time to judge a game. I do stuff like this because I’m an intelligent individual with a brain.

  • Yoshifan3

    this game looks like something i put in the toilet just a few minutes ago. how are people actually liking this game? its bland and generic as fuck. i expect nothing less from nintendo fanboys. just because its a game coming to wii u its getting so much praise, oh well its not like they are gonna buy it anyway.

    and before you say, trolol just so you know i do have a wii u so i have as much say in this.

    • Jessey

      It’s alpha

    • Not really. Buy a game if you feel like it, but don’t come and pester us like you can sway the majorities opinion. This is an incomplete game and not a major release title; it’s just got some coverage is all. Maybe if you expressed some positive opinions once in a while, I wouldn’t have to beat you with my fists…

      • Yoshifan3

        lol really? so me just buying a wii u means im a negative nancy?

        i have legitimate concerns about nintendo, im a nintendo fan through and through, but everything is not sunshine and lollipops with nintendo right now. the fact is that nintendo is and has been relying on indie support to pull through the drought, which feels like padding more than anything, i honestly dont care about 3rd party support on wii u, seeing as i have a ps4 and pc for that. i mainly play the first party games on nintendo consoles.

        also, you may have your fists , but you should never bring a gun or a knife to a fist fight. and no im not threatning to kill you, im saying i highly doubt you would beat me with your fists.

        • No, because you said “this game looks like something i just put in my toilet a few minutes ago”, as if it has no redeeming factors whatsoever. And no, I wouldn’t really beat you with my fists. If I were to fight you, I’d utilize more martial art maneuvers.

          • Yoshifan3

            lol sorry bud those moves you learned on the matrix movies dont work in real life.

            and yes the game looks like shit, its my opinion please respect it.

          • I’ve never actually seen a Matrix movie, so trust me, it wouldn’t be anything like that.

            I’ll accept your opinion, but next time, you might want to phrase it a little less dogmatically(stating as fact rather than opinion).

  • Carlos Webster

    Kickstarters. Kickstarters everywhere.

  • Vriska Serket

    It looks alright. Although, i really think the looking around mechanic and the running animation could use a touch-up.

  • Cyntheta Luis

    Looks alright. since it is still in alpha i don’t think I would judge it too harsh. Because some part of the puzzles seems smart. Graphics looks okay for an Indie game. This can be easily patched up with some dialog. The concept is nice but some animations need some touch up. And for those who said this look bad, and this game is the worse, don’t get this game when it came out. Its still in alpha, so if it turns out to be good, you better not buy it.

  • David Trail

    Fatal Frame exclusive to Wii U biatches!

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  • Falcoxcalibur

    I think it looks generic and uninspired. It wants to be something like ICO, but can’t even touch its feet in any possible way. Oh well, it’s an indie game so I suppose I shouldn’t even complain about it.

  • sanic gtgfast

    it looks promising, its like a zelda game nice


    I’ll give it this…it has a beautiful soundtrack