SPACE WHALE STUDIOS

RETURN ALL ROBOTS

It is a Game!

Return All Robots! is an action-puzzle game released by Space Whale Studios in November 2010 for PC and the XBox 360. There are blue robots that you need to guide into a teleporter. They'll always move towards you (as best they can), when you call them. Watch out, though, because there are dangers in the world that you have to keep the blue robots away from! There are also dastardly red robots that behave like blue robots, but cause havok if they get their hands on a blue robot, a teleporter, or even you!

It has some features!

  • Over 40 levels of robotic mayhem!
  • A Booptastic soundtrack by the interminable Zircon!
  • More art styles than one game should ever use!
  • Dated references!

You can't buy it!

Now the game is available again at the low cost of FREE!

You CAN buy the Soundtrack!

The Soundtrack by zircon has over one-hour of 80s synth bliss! Follow the composer at @zirconST! Get the soundtrack on Bandcamp!

Other humans have played it!

Check out what the reviewers are saying! (or, really, said, since it launched in 2010)

  • "One of the Better Games on XBLIG" - XBoxHornet
  • "an excellent little puzzle game" - GameCola
  • "a unique puzzle game with some descent[sic] music" - Gaming Is Magic

It's Free! Download it! Live it! Love it!

ABOUT SPACE WHALE

WHO IS SPACE WHALE?

Space Whale is a one-person (specifically, Aaron Chapin) game studio based out of Philadelphia, PA. The studio originally formed in 2009 as a group of friends making games. After publishing Return All Robots in 2010, the individual members of Space Whale ended up scattering, and the company exists now as Chapin's personal company, doing contract work and publishing independent games.

WHAT MAKES SPACE WHALE DIFFERENT?

The ethos that goes into making a Space Whale game is "Familiar, but Different". The studio was founded by long-time game players, so we want to make something that can be picked up and understood by most folks. However, we never want to simply re-make something that has been made by another studio. In our design process, if anyone can name a game that's identical, or even close, to our current design, the whole thing gets scrapped.

This leads to a LOT of iteration. This page only contains finished games put out by Space Whale. However, on Aaron's itch.io page, you can see some of the more-finished prototypes that are either on hold, or will never be released commercially.

As a one-man studio, content generation is a particular concern. So, Space Whale games often utilize Procedural Content Generation, or PCG. This is one of Aaron's favorite topics, and if you want to hear him unload an avalance of words at you, definitely ask about it. If you'd prefer to just read some of those words, Aaron posted a blog about PCG on his Gamasutra blog here.

WHERE IS SPACE WHALE?

Currently, Space Whale is based out of the Philly Game Forge in Old City, Philadelphia, PA , USA. If you'd like to get in touch with Space Whale, hit up our twitterfacebook or email.

UNITY CONTRACTING

HAVE A UNITY PROBLEM THAT NEEDS SOLVING?

Get in touch with Space Whale! Over three years of Unity experience can be at your disposal for short-term Unity contracts. Whether you need help getting a project off the ground, keeping it organized, or getting it out the door, look no further!

PORTING A SPECIALTY

Space Whale has launched titles on over 6 platforms, including Steam, iOS, Android, and even on consoles! If there's a platform-specific problem you're running into, chance are we've already encountered it, fixed it, and shipped it! Porting is lame and boring, so pay someone else to do it!

COMPETITIVE RATES

Yeah, you could hire a San Fransico or New York-area company to make your Unity game. Just get ready to pay through the nose! Space Whale is based out of the nice-and-cheap city of Philadelphia, which means that we can pass the savings onto you! We're also conveniently located in the Eastern Standard Time Zone, which makes us easily accessible to both West-Coasters and Europeans.

LET'S MAKE BABIES

Game babies. A game is what "babies" in that header refers to. Let's not make it weird.

CONTACT SPACE WHALE

DIRECT CONTACT

Hit up the email machine.

SOCIALIZED MEDIA

Space Whale is inundated with hundreds of emails every day. You might want to try twitter! For indev updates, just follow Aaron. That feed has much less of a filter, though, so watch out!