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PAX East 2018: Insane Robots Inverview and Gameplay

This unique card battler combines roguelike mechanics and quirky artwork for an irresistible design. 


Can robots actually go insane? That question is probably a little more philosophical than it needs to be, because obviously they can. Playniac developed and published a game about it, after all. 

Insane Robots is a unique turn-based card battler finds you powering up your own little robot, hacking into your opponents, and then launching attacks with a vengeance. Once you conquer what your AI enemies have in store for you, it's time to take the show on the road and play online or local multiplayer. 

Asif Khan spoke to Rob Davis, Playniac founder and director, about the upcoming Insane Robots at PAX East 2018 about the colorful and quirky "rogue-lite" 2D strategy game, and took a look at what the game had to offer.

If you like your card battlers chock-full of strategy and random skirmishes, you'll find a lot to love about Insane Robots' tournaments with reactive and branching stories, power-ups, and special twists that all involve weird little robots. Check out the full interview above and see if you can help getting excited for what looks like an artfully-designed game. 

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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