“robotsexpartymurder” is exactly what the title promises: a game about robots, sex, parties, and murder.

Gameplay: The game is choice-based, with the player clicking links in order to advance. Those links are not just related to the plot development; the character also has an ordinary workload and sleep schedule to maintain, computer systems to interact with, and so on. The game takes place in a cyberpunk dystopia, with the character working for an oppressive, controlling corporation that puts restrictions on those schedules. The dystopian environment is treated more lightly, both in tone and in depth of description, than in most games of that genre, and the game has a stronger and more original premise because of it. 7/10.

Mechanics: The main mechanic of the game is interrogating robots that may be invovled with a murder. It’s a clever idea, and there’s enough flavor and detail in the game to support it. The various maintenance actions required of the player— working, sleeping, eating, etc.— have enough of a connection with the setting to avoid being tedious, and the UI makes them easy to arrange. 7/10.

Presentation: The omnipresent sexual content in the game becomes tedious quickly, and that’s part of the point; those interactions are deliberately somewhat unpleasant. Its characters are well-defined, and their dialogue is strong. The user-interface is generally easy to navigate, with the cavil that the sound icon only toggles sound for a particular page; the option to do so globally is in the settings menu. 9/10.

You might be interested in this game if: You’re interested in the cyberpunk genre and don’t mind sexual content.

Score: 8

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