for the iPad
2007, 2010 by Les Bird
About the iBots
iBots live on a planet far away. A planet made up entirely of machines.
During your space travels you've crash landed on their planet. The
iBots aren't happy about it. After all, you are not a machine and are
not compatible with their architecture. They see you as a virus. So they've assembled an
dedicated to hunting you down.
aren't very smart. They can move in any direction but they don't know
how to avoid obstacles very well. Also, they get angry pretty easily
and when they do, they come straight at you ignoring everything in
To survive, you need to trick them into running into
the walls. On occasion a power-up will appear that will help you defeat
the iBots. Hm... it appears that someone
or something on the
planet is trying to help you.
About the Game
is a turn based game of strategy. You make a move, then the
will make a move, and the cycle continues until all of the iBots are
dead or until they catch you. The iBots game supports Apple's Game
Center for the iPad. There are 5 leaderboards and 30 achievements to
was originally written for the 1st gen iPhone way back in 2007
app and it's still playable using your Safari web browser here.
game is over when the iBot army has been eliminated.
each turn a random number of new iBots will be manufactured and added
to the iBot population.
artwork plus the ability to switch between skins (classic + new)
for saving the game properly on 3.2 devices
Game Center update notification icon - flashes while updating
icon to bottom of screen showing Game Center authentication status
in V1.2 update:
time before iBots suddenly get angry.
message "bots are angry" when iBots show angry faces.
angry message to "bots are furious" when they start to charge.
only get angry if there are 3 or fewer still alive.
message "find a safe place to hide" when bots show angry faces.
bot color changed to blue until mad then they turn red.
added to player sprite when shield power-up is active.
missing bomb pickup texture.
pop-up dialog when you pickup a power-up explaining how to use them.
2x and 4x when points awarded.
up title screen.
Features in V1.3 update:
- New Christmas holiday theme skin
Pop Art Mode:
Christmas holiday theme:
iBots was conceived, designed and coded for the iPad by Les Bird in
New artwork by Karen Sanok.
iBots uses the Cocos2D game engine for the iPhone
December 3, 2010