A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Made by @rdb and @hjh for PyWeek 28 themed "Tower"

Meet Hobot, a quirky little robot who one day wakes up to find himself in the basement of a strange tower. Help him use the limited means at his disposal to ascend through the fantastical floors, to discover what is at the very top!

Use the ← → ↓ ↑ keys to move and the Enter key to interact. To switch to fullscreen, press Alt+Enter or F11.


Artwork by rdb and hendrik-jan using the GIMP
Animations by hendrik-jan using Blender 2.80
Programming by rdb using Panda3D
Original soundtrack and sound effects by hendrik-jan using FL Studio 12

All source assets are from public domain sources and all created assets are placed in the public domain.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 29, 2019
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Authorsentikan, rdb
Made withBlender, GIMP
TagsCute, panda3d, Puzzle-Platformer, pyweek, Surreal
Code licenseUnlicense
Asset licenseCreative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksSource code, Homepage, Soundtrack


Windows build
Linux build
macOS .app bundle
Source code

Install instructions

Binary builds with all dependencies packaged are available from the downloads, though there should not be issues with running from source code.

With the macOS .app bundle, note that you may get an error after clicking Hobot's Ascent.app about me being an untrusted developer. Go to System Preferences, Security, and click "Open anyway".

If you run into any issues, please send the output log. In the binary builds, the output is saved to the following log files:

Windows: C:\Users\You\AppData\Local\Hobot's Ascent\output.log

macOS: /Users/You/Documents/Hobot's Ascent/output.log

Linux: /home/you/.local/share/Hobot's Ascent/output.log

Development log


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Awesome visuals, awesome soundtrack, awesome puzzles. This game makes me remind of  the game Machinarium. We never got a sequel to that game but this was kind of refreshing and brought back some great memories. Great game. Very under rated.

I love this artstyle, the game is simple by it's concept, I will play this much more times, even if it's a short game. 10/10.