Ro-Bros, the latest “digital physical mashup” game from the genuises at the Real Art Design Group, lets you control real-life robots in a fight to the death. It’s Real Steel meets Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em meets why-are-you-still-reading-this-go-play-already.
The newest project pits the Barely-Believeable Bot and the Almost-Autonomous Robot in a ferocious battle controlled by players all over the world. The bots aren’t computer graphics — they’re real-life bots built by Real Art and filmed with a webcam for your delight and pleasure.
To play go to Ro-Bros.com, login with your email, Facebook or Twitter, and pick which of the bots you’d like to control. At this point, you can also invite one of your friends to play with you. You’ll be placed in line and given an estimated time until it’s your turn to play. The line is short right now because the game is just transitioning out of Beta, but you can expect longer wait times as the game grows in popularity.
When it’s your turn, you’ll be beamed to the battle arena where you control your bot with your keyboard. Don’t be fooled, it looks like a video game, but you’re actually looking at webcam footage of the battlebots in action. The first bot to land 10 punches wins, but be careful not to use too much energy all at once because Ro-Bros, like your real bros, get tired. The Ro-Bros game will be online until February 22. [Ro-Bros]