A downloadable alternative controller

Ever wonder what a robot dreams about? Roambot is a game about exploring the dreams of a sleeping robot, and the controller is the robot itself. His dream world is displayed on a nearby TV, which you “tune into” by tilting his antennae left and right. Physically tilting and rotating the robot’s head changes the first-person view within the dream, and reclining his legs up moves you forward. You can also interact with objects in the dream world by closing the robot’s claw hands.

Tech used includes a Makey Makey USB module, a DualShock 4 controller, Unreal Engine 4 with Blueprints, Steam's controller mapping functionality, and lots of tin foil and hot glue.

Roambot was an official selection of Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2019, and has been featured on Gamasutra, Tom's Guide, and CNET.

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