Set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by robots, Haiku, the Robot is a new indie Metroidvania launching today on Steam and the Nintendo Switch!
Developed by Jordan Morris of Mister Morris Games, Haiku, the Robot is inspired by the art direction of animated movies like Wall-E and Akira, and the character interactions of Hollow Knight. According to the game’s teaser trailer video description, “Haiku the Robot is a cute, exploration-adventure game where you play as a small robot tasked with saving the world.” Morris has worked on the game solo for around two and a half years, launching a successful Kickstarter in 2020.
You’ll explore the land of Arcadia as you take on dangerous machines with your melee attacks, and the powerful items and abilities you collect along the way. Haiku, the Robot features classic side-scrolling Metroidvania action jam-packed with all the jumping, dodging, dashing, and slashing you could ask for.
For retro fans, Haiku, the Robot’s GameBoy-inspired pixel art should be right up your alley. Every frame has been animated by hand!
Are you going to pick up the game on Steam, or wait for the Switch release? Let us know!
Isabel Braman is the Community Manager of Omega Metroid and curator of the Metroid 35 fanzine. She likes to create stuff!