Autonomous is more than just a world building game. Autonomous is a complex, delicious blend of different flavors. A fun combination of simulation, crafting, building, automation, resource management, production line… the list goes on! A challenging puzzle game: you must figure out not only how to program bots to do tasks for you, but also how best to get them to coordinate with each other.
Bots can do everything they can, only better: from simple, repetitive tasks to elaborate sequences. Actually, it’s about making yourself redundant by creating a fully automated settlement where bots do everything for you and the populace.
As you build bots from better materials, they become stronger and faster, and you can accomplish much more with fewer workers. The great thing is, as you unlock blueprints for new parts, you can mix and match them to create so many distinctive bots, and even dress them up with tops and hats to really make them stand out.
Seeing so many busy bots at work, scurrying around and bringing a growing settlement to life is mesmerizing, like watching a busy ant farm.
Autonomous offers you a safe place to play at your own pace. There is no pressure to perform. You can solve – and cause – problems in your own way, and in your own time, revisit your established systems and industries to implement more advanced solutions based on what you’ve learned firsthand or from other players.
The beauty of Autonomous a streamlined onboarding mode on the console: Settlement. You don’t have to figure everything out yourself. Instead, purposeful plans are neatly packaged and presented at each stage.
Autonomous features two more modes, more free play options that unlock everything you use in Settlement – and much more! In creative mode, there is no tech tree to follow, meaning you can follow your own path to build worlds. Finally, the Free mode is ideal for an even more relaxing time, because everything is already done and you just have to bring it into the world.
Autonomous started out as a simple farming game, where you showed simple robots how to do simple farming jobs, but we soon realized that we could do so much more with the core idea. Soon we had developed a simple programming language, similar to Scratch. A huge technology tree grew.
Travel the universe and establish settlements on uninhabited planets with the sole purpose of making worlds move through the power of automation. Fresh off your spaceship, you must harvest sticks and stones and start building settlements. Craft rudimentary crafting items from blueprints and slowly build a number of worker bots to aid you in your endeavours. Teach and design their artificial intelligence using a visual programming language, then instruct them to begin founding your settlement. Marvel as a planet you have shaped becomes home to a civilization of workerbots eager to do your bidding! Expand further with the creation of Folk; Creatures that need your help to survive. Advance your workerbots further by introducing fishing, cooking, housing, and tailoring, and help the people into a state of transcendence.