Brobot Jumps Off The Roof
I’ll be the first to admit it, I have gotten a lot of utility out of adding a ‘b’ to the front of the word ‘robot’. What started as a comical suggestion for how to do automated radio that would announce itself in emergency situations where we couldn’t have a DJ has turned into my main means of show promotion, and a source of endless amusement for probably just me. So when I was assigned the open-ended duty of ‘Making a video game’ for one of my classes, I decided to run this shit into the ground even more (literally! well, virtually-literally!).
That’s why I’m proud to announce a KJHK first, our very own in-house video game, an Input/Output production:
BROBOT JUMPS OFF THE ROOF: A Mini Text-to-Speech Adventure for Mac
Now YOU can put yourself in the metallic shoes of Brobot, a misguided, increasingly inebriated, and virtually indestructible* college-aged robot who must get things in order, so he can jump off the roof in a wayward display of compensated attention.
HERE’S HOW TO RUN THE GAME (It may be a bit unfamiliar, but its completely safe and easier than it looks, it’s also very easy to delete afterwards):
Download the .zip file from here:
and put it on your desktop (it’s important that it’s on the desktop).
Then, double click the .zip file you just downloaded to create a folder on your desktop called ‘BJOTR’
Next, in a Finder window, go to Applications > Utilities > and open a Terminal window. In the terminal type exactly ‘cd Desktop/BJOTR’
Now, to run the game, all you have to do is type or copy and paste ‘python brobot_adventures.py’
It should then run! Make sure your sound is on. (also, don’t forget there’s a keg in the living room.)
What have I done,
-Marc*Because he’s a robot, his hard, metallic shell leaves him unable to be seriously injured by falls from great heights, and prevents his creator from getting in trouble from the ethics finger-wavers. Any connection to real events is purely a coincidence. Tune in to Input/Output, Thursday nights at 8 for your weekly two-hour live mix of the newest in dance-worthy electronic jams.