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Join & Bots are two robots designed to clean junk from the ocean bottoms. During a deep-sea recycling mission, they find themselves joined together by a strange laser.

Now stranded in the wreck of the USS Connecticut, they have no other choice than to go deeper. What is the use of  this laser link ? And what will you discover in the abysses ?

Controls & what to do

Coop-only game ! Use the laser link between the two robots to interact with the environment.

Pipes with green light lead to the next level. Red light means it's currently blocked.

The game is best played with 2 controllers :

or as a 2 players 1 keyboard game :


Move around WASD (QWERTY)
Arrow keys
Power LinkEEnter

Original game made during the Global Game Jam 2018 GGJ18 GGJSXB.

Thanks for playing !

Presskit : https://www.indiedb.com/games/joinbots/presskit
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/joinbots
Twitter : https://twitter.com/JoinBots
Discord : https://discord.gg/mSx5bCD
Contact : hello@joinbots.com


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

JoinBots v1.4.2 Windows 111 MB
JoinBots Beta v2 Windows 2019-10-18 08h06.zip 125 MB

Development log


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So I endeavored to play this on my own and had a damn good time with it! For a jam title, this is fantastic! Absolutely loved the art style, the high contrast silhouettes on bright backgrounds, and the music! Some of the mechanics seemed a little finicky, like having to wrap up the bots to destroy them, but I think a lot of that could be attributed to trying to ply this by myself. Fantastic work!

Thanks ! The spider part is a little bit tricky,  we will probably adjust something like petrifying the spider when you touch her with the ridigified laser. The game was deliberately made ambiguous about the 1P-2P mode, but we designed the game to be finishable either alone or in coop. A second player makes it easier but it requires good communication between the two players :)

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The game's available for download ! Yay !