Similar to the BattleBots competitions televised on Comedy Central, RoboForge allows players to design combat-oriented robots and enter them in online tournaments. The process of designing a robot is broken down into three stages: Construction, Training, and Testing.
During the Construction phase, players put together their robot piece by piece in a 3D environment, selecting from a variety of sensors, joints, controllers, energy generators, weapons, and shields. Textures and colors are fully customizable. Once your robot is complete, it's on to Training.
Training is where players develop offensive and defensive moves by stringing together a series of movements. The physical attributes of the robot determine the effectiveness of a move. Then the robot's AI is programmed using a cause-and-effect system.
Testing takes place offline against training robots. In this mode, players can test out their robot's skills, AI, and move effectiveness. If something needs to be changed, it's back to Construction or Training.
The culmination of this effort is the tournaments, which are held online against other RoboForge players. Amateur players can participate for fun, and professional players can complete in pay-for-play tournaments that offer cash prizes. ~ All Game Guide
Pentium 233MHz Processor
8MB 3D Accelerated Video Card
100MB Hard Disk Space
Pentium III Processor
128MB RAM ~ Keith Adams, All Game Guide
|# of Internet Players||2|
|Software Version No.||1.31|
|Number of CDs||1|
|Tech Support URL||www.roboforge.com|
|Tech Support URL||www.roboforge.com/support/support.htm|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 Incagold|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 Liquid Edge Games|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 Summitsoft Corporation|
|Included in Package||32-page Instruction Manual|
|Official Product Website URL||www.roboforge.com|
|Feature 1||Create and customize your own robot by choosing from a number of components|
|Feature 2||Train your creations to do battle against other robots|
|Feature 3||Take on other robot gladiators in professional tournaments|