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Sandbox game Rawbots confirmed for Wii U

Over the past few months, we’ve seen an explosion of games seeking funding on Kickstarter that intend to support the Wii U upon release. This can be attributed to Nintendo lowering the requirements to be considered for a dev kit and it’s great news for those of us who love trying out new games. The latest game to seek funding with Wii U support is Rawbots, a multi-player sandbox style crafting game.

The game centers around building and programming your own robots, which you can then use in the game to alter the world around you. The creator of the Kickstarter likens the game to virtual Lego Mindstorm models, which seems to be a pretty apt comparison. Right now the creators are seeking $300,000 in order to create Rawbots. They’ve received $2,000 of that goal with 31 days left on the clock.

The basic tier of $20 will get you a copy of the game once its released, so if you like the above trailer and think it’s something you’d like to see in the Wii U eShop, consider supporting the Rawbots team.

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  • Morits Lian

    Instabuy.
    That’s all.

  • http://www.youtube.com/azhood321 AZHood

    I won’t have time for a game like this, but it still looks cool!

  • Elem187

    Wow… This is like that show where teams build their own robots and throw them in a ring with other teams that built a robot and duke it out… pretty awesome.

    • makkan

      you mean robot wars ?
      i watched that when i was little good times good times

  • Alex

    More and more games are coming on the eshop, and this just amazing.

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      Waluigi Galaxy for the eshop coming soon!!!

  • The_fuzz_buzz

    This makes Minecraft look like My Little Ponies…

    • Jon

      have you even played minecraft? Minecraft you start with nothing and you survive, this looks like you build your robot, build your terrain and fight other robots, it’s not really that similar to minecraft at all.

      • The_fuzz_buzz

        I LOVE Minecraft, I’m a Redstone master in fact. But this puts MC to shame….

    • waluigi

      You mean it makes minecraft epic

      • The_fuzz_buzz

        I mean it puts Minecraft to shame!

        • waluigi

          I was talking about my little pony

          • The_fuzz_buzz

            My Little Pony makes everything worse, including it self!

          • waluigi

            I think it is a good show.

    • aldo2410

      any one of the games that I know have the same game mechanics than Minecraft, is just a survival game, you built your house, your tools, even your food, and redstone mecanisms, if you never played minecraft you have to.
      P.S.( you even can go to the hell (nether))

  • Jack5221

    Okay this looks really cool, but at the same time the customization of your robots comes off a little confusing. I might have to wait for a review before I get it. I have a good feeling about the reviews though :)

    • Glovechicken

      Me too :)

  • $41809923

    please yes bring it to the wii u

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Okay, not to be a downer, the game looks amazing, but they need to raise a LOT of money in order to make it happen…

  • IntrepidEmu

    This looks amazing. I hope it gets funding. I’ll probably donate to it myself if I have the money to.

  • discuss

    If it gets a multiplayer fighting options this will be super cool. If it won’t get that it will probably get boring after just a few days.

  • Nintendofreak

    any game that has robots that u can customize is a must buy for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    Ever since Unity and Nintendo partnered up, we’ve been seeing a lot of indie developers actually developing games for the Wii U :D

    This is a great sign! This shows that even if you are an indie developer, you can still develop for a mainstream gaming console :3

  • Jason Setley

    Looks, awesome, I hope they get make the Kickstarter, I hope the ingame physics are well done

  • kenny Johnson

    I threw in $5 for the Kickstarter.

  • Nintendofreak

    if i had cash i would give them some the best game i have seen in a while

  • Chiwawaboi

    this game looks cool, but PLEASE dont be like TANK TANK TANK! im not hating on it, but in my opinion, it was bad. :(

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      It was bad.

      • dylanbob121

        I liked it….

      • Nintyfan

        Isn’t Tank! Tank! Tank! free?

      • Chiwawaboi

        The only thing I used it for was to make my wii u menu to look cooler.

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    IM BUYING THIS!

  • Only a few are true gamers

    Very cool and this looks like another buy for me ..I hope they get the money

  • DemonRoach

    Sandbox game = baby game?

    • JumpMan

      dude, sandboxes are amazing. i have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Realityglitch Christopher Coonan

    Robot Rage meets Spore meets Twisted Metal. I’m sold.

  • Jacob Brown

    I thought nintendo was giving free dev kits not just cheaper one’s

  • deadmansam

    Wii U is an Indie machine – face it. If there ends up being more indie games than 1st and 2nd party games that would be ….. Just …. Ugh.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      First of all its a failing machine. What we see with the indies is not a good and healthy sign. It is done out of pure desperation.This is what Nintendo should be doing instead:

      http://kotaku.com/why-hasnt-nintendo-turned-the-wii-u-into-a-nintendo-p-487530982

    • Gregg

      Wait, INDIE games are BAD? That’s news to me…

    • Jimmy D. Fugate

      I agree, there needs to be more attention put on retail games at this point. Or Nintendo should pick up some more development studios.

  • Johny

    this looks complex

  • Nintyfan

    Sandbox games suit the Wii U Gamepad controller really well! This game looks very fun.

  • Nintendude

    Going to get this. No doubt.

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    Looks like Wii U is the console made for indie devs. Nice!

  • Nadie

    I don´t like the sandbox games, but this looks amazing! The possibilities are great.

  • Linskarmo

    What I really like about Kickstarter (and just found out) is that money is only taken from your pocket if the goal is reached. This game looks to be awesome, so I’ve pledged 20 bucks.

  • Kalis Konig

    I am all for more games but god all these Kick Starters are getting out of hand. Movies, Games, Comics. Everything is relying on this system and it is getting a bit annoying. When Yu Suzuki said he wouldn’t mind launching a kick Starter for Shenmue 3 I lost it.