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Nanobots Activate!

Erin Robinson has made a free point-and-click adventure game with Adventure Game Studio called Nanobots. She wrote and designed the game, with help from others with sound and scripting. You control a handful of nanobots, each with one function, who have to escape from a laboratory desk.

Unlike a lot of point-and-click games where the rooms are just painted backdrops, the objects in the environment are surprisingly interactive. The inherent fascination with very big and very small draws you in, and the dialogue, illustration and sounds of the individual nanobots keeps you playing. There’s even a built in hint system through the Audbot. Beyond just being a great game on itself, it’s made by a female, Canadian developer and it runs under Linux with Wine! More screens and download it for Windows and Linux here.

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