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Nov 07, 2020
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Active Turn-based RPG


Collect, Craft, and Battle! After crash-landing on an alien planet, you find your sibling missing. Playing as either Kenji or Lucy, you’ll have to venture out into this dangerous planet in search of your kin. Battle and scan wild monsters to acquire new moves for battle, unlock different types, and build Growbots of your very own to fight alongside you.

Classic RPG gameplay!

Growbots is an RPG at its core, calling upon the same mechanics that made the genre’s classics great. It features vast customizability in types, movesets, and stats which means no two units will be identical, and there is a great deal of importance to your choices. Couple this with Active Turn-Based Combat and Item Crafting to explore a wealth of possibilities.

Growbots is going to be a new spin on the monster-collecting genre, while remaining truthful to its RPG roots, and we need YOU to join us on this journey.

Active Turn-based Combat!

Fight in a real time Turn-Based combat system with up to eight party members against wild monsters and trainers alike! Quick decision making is key, as both you and your opponent’s ability to fight is determined by how fast you react. Turn order is dictated by the agility-based ATB Bar, and once it’s your turn, you better be ready, your time to act is limited.

Strikeout with Overcharge moves!

The more you fight, the more your Overcharge meter fills. Once charged, you’ll have an ultra-powerful Overcharge move at your disposal. You can use it immediately to take down your current foe, or save it for a future battle, the choice is yours!

Crafting and buying items for battle!

As you traverse this foreign land, you’ll come across a variety of different materials. Gather them to craft items which will aid you in battle. Anything from healing to scanners can be manufactured or bought from vendors for your use in the troubles that come your way.

Scanning and DnA!

In order to grow your own Growbot, you must use a crafted item called a Scanner. From the weaker Basic Scanner to the advanced Ultra Scanner, use them on wild monsters to acquire ‘Scan-Data’. Gather enough ‘Scan-Data’ and ‘Dna’, a resource dropped from defeated monsters, and you can incubate and grow your Growbot. ‘Scan-Data’ can also be used to unlock new types and to unlock moves unique to the scanned monsters.

Your Growbot and You.

Growbots come in all shapes and sizes, and even those of the same species are unique from one another since they can be customized in many different ways.
– When they level up, some stats are randomly distributed, but you can also use Reserve Points gained on level ups to manually alter stats.
– You can have up to three moves equipped, learning moves from level ups and scanning.
– Once all types are unlocked through scanning, you can freely change their two types between a total of eight at any time you want. Types change not only their playstyles and moves learned as you level up, but also their color palettes.
– 1/1500 Growbots will be Glitched, further changing the color palette.


Growbots: Battle Academy features eight types as follows:

Basic: The most elementary type, it has well-rounded moves, and features grey colors.
Flame: A strong offensive type, it sports high damaging moves, and features dark orange colors.
Aqua: A buffing type, it uses stat-boosting moves, and features blue colors.
Holy: A supporting type, it specializes in healing moves, and features yellow colors.
Wind: A debuffing type, it uses stat decreasing moves, and features light orange colors.
Earth: A defensive type, it handles protecting moves, and features green colors.
Alien: An ailment based type, it afflicts status effects, and features pink colors.
Cosmic: A glass cannon type, it utilizes powerful moves that leave it vulnerable, and features purple colors.

Each type also has its own strengths and weaknesses to other types.

With your party of up to eight Growbots, mix and match types, moves, and stats to find the perfect team that fits for you.

What We Need & What You Get

Break it down for folks in more detail:

  • Goal: 50,000.
  • Get Early Access!
  • Steam Game Keys [PC].

Early Access – January 2021

Early Access is soon to be open, you can help us grow and build our game.

Scan, build & battle the Growbots you want to use. You have the ability to change the type and attacks of your Growbots to allow deeper customization for intense Active Turn-based Combat.

Play as either Kenji or Lucy and embark on an adventure.

Currently, we are on ‘Pre-Alpha Build 0.8’ in this build we are showcasing the starting area & battle system of the game. You will be able to Scan wild monsters to gain ‘Scan-Data’ that can be used to build your own ‘Growbot’ copies of the monster of your choice after a Growbot is built you will be able to change the typing of the creature to fit your playstyle.

Risks & Challenges

  • Not receiving feedback on the game would slow our development.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t contribute, that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Please share or tell a friend about our game.
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