This game won first place in the Text Adventure Literacy Jam, which features games created for the Text Adventure Literacy Project (TALP).

TALP games are intended to be playable by kids and their grown-ups, and to build literacy through interactive fiction. 

This game requires commands to be typed, so playing on a computer is recommended.

For a detailed guide and walkthrough, view the PDF listed at the bottom of this page. The basic commands are:

  • NORTH / EAST / SOUTH / WEST / UP / DOWN / ENTER / EXIT - Moves you in that direction to another location.
  • LOOK OBJECT - Examine an object (e.g. FLOWER) for information and clues.
  • GET OBJECT - Pick up an object.
  • INVENTORY or I - See a list of the items in your inventory.
  • SETTINGS - Change the robot's settings or put the robot to sleep.
  • TALK - Ask the robot questions.
  • LOAD / SAVE - Load or save the game.
  • QUIT - Restart the game.
  • HELP - View a list of the basic commands.

This game was created using Adventuron.

Special thanks to my incredible play-testers Garry Francis and Chris Hay.

Graphics: The graphics were created using Unity, Canva Pro, and Photoshop. The nature assets (fungi, flowers, and rocks) are from Maaot and the robot asset is from Foozle.

Music: "Through the Woods" by Shane Iver, "Spooky Island" by Eric Matyas, "Envelope" by Tyler Chew, and "Journey to the East Rocks" by Alexandr Zhelanov.

Tristin Grizel Dean is a graphic designer and middle school science teacher from Portland, Oregon.


StatusIn development
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction, Adventure
TagsAliens, Atmospheric, Cute, kids, Robots, Text based
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Interactive tutorial


Guide / Walkthrough 191 kB


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i wanna keep the robot<333


Good work…