SJ-19 Learns To Love! aims to help you grow your precious robot heart. Which you do by shooting milkmen somehow.
You’re a killer robot, and honestly, you could be pretty good at your job if you wanted to be. You’re in a world filled with powerful boss creatures on this short but action-filled jaunt, so that gives you plenty of ways to practice being a killer robot. Still, what’s left to you when you wipe everyone out? If you’re too good at being a killer robot, you’ll run yourself out of work soon enough. Besides, wouldn’t it be better to spread love instead of exploded body parts for a change?
You’ll still be fighting even on this journey to better yourself, so expect to have your skills tested. That’s just not all you’ll get up to as you hassle dangerous milkmen, sassy security robots, and…big frogs. While you’re at it, though, you’ll have to talk with some potential new friends about anime (what anime do killer robots watch?), try to figure your way through your new positive feelings, and strive to be a better version of yourself. You just might have to juggle that emotional growth while dealing with a frog that’s trying to squash you. Maybe it won’t want to squash you as much when you’re nicer, though.
SJ-19 Learns To Love! is an adorable game of action, exploration, and playful (yet touching) emotions. Hopefully you manage to grow as a loving being before your body count gets too high.
SJ-19 Learns To Love! is available now on Steam.
Joel has been covering indie games for various sites including IndieGames.com, Siliconera, Gamasutra, Warp Door, CG Magazine, and more over the past seven years, and has written book-length studies on Undertale and P.T.. Joel is constantly on the lookout for digital experiences that push the boundaries of what games can be, and seeks to delve into the creative process, meanings, and emotion labor that goes into the work of artists worldwide.