Robot Wants Kitty is an action platformer game made by Mike Hommel of Hamumu Software and sponsored by Max Games. The player takes the role of a robot attempting to obtain the kitty in a supposed alien spaceship. The game consists of one large level, and is structured like a 'metroidvania' game. The player initially starts with no abilities aside from movement, and must search for and obtain power-ups to progress towards their goal.

The game was initially designed for Ludum Dare 16 with the theme of Exploration. The entry scored #2 in the fun category and #10 overall. The game was later updated to feature music by DrPetter, a new enemy type, an upgraded boss, new graphics for later sections in the level, as well as a new branch in the level containing a new power-up.

An iOS version with the same name was released by Raptisoft on March 18, 2011. The remake contains upgraded graphics and new content, such as new power-ups, levels, and a purchasable level editor.


The main objective of the game is to get to Kitty by using upgrades scattered about the level. Score is determined by the time taken to reach the goal, with a 20-second punishment for each death and a one-second reduction bonus for each enemy defeated. There is a trophy for completing the game, and another for completing the game in under ten minutes, named Kitty Get! and Rocket Robot respectively. Each of them award ten yerfbucks each.


Robot using the Dash Rockets power-up to cross a river of toxic waste.


Name Picture Description
Jump Jets
JumpJets RWK
Press Z, Y, or UP to jump!
Blaster RWK
Press X to fire deadly lazorz!
Super Jump Jets
SuperJumpJets RWK
Jump again in midair!
Super Blaster
SuperBlaster RWK
Hold X for insane blasting!
Rocket Riser
RocketRiser RWK
Down+Z to rocket upwards!
Dash Rockets
DashRocket RWK
Double-tap forward to zip!
Mega Missle
MegaMissiles RWK
Down+X to fire missiles!
Red Key
RedKey RWK
Not a boxing glove!
Green Key
GreenKey RWK
Opens green gates!
Blue Key
BlueKey RWK

Goodguys & BadguysEdit

Name Picture Description
This is the robot! See above for the abilities he can gather.
Reach the Kitty to win!
HP: 3 Walks from left to right and back on platforms.
HP: 1 Moves vertically.
HP: 4 Stays immobile on the roof and shoots downwards.
Slurg, Lord of Slime
HP: 50 Walks from left to right and back on platforms. The more you damage him, the faster he gets. Shoots bullets volcano eruption style.

iOS VersionEdit


A telematic and a sad computer.

The iOS version of Robot Wants Kitty was developed by Raptisoft and released on the App Store on March 18, 2011. The graphics were enhanced and new content was added, including new power-ups, levels designed by Jamul and Raptisoft. In addition, two add-ons for the game could be purchased for $0.99 each, one being a set of new levels and the other being access to Kitty Connect. Kitty Connect adds a level editor and access to user-created levels.

Power-ups & Other Gameplay AspectsEdit

The gameplay for the iOS version is no different than the Flash version. The objective is to reach Kitty in the least amount of time possible. Dying to an enemy or hazard adds twenty seconds to the timer, while defeating an enemy stops it for one second.

Name Picture Description
Jump App
Irwk item01
You can jump!
Jump Addon
Irwk item02
You can double jump!
Defense App
Irwk item03
You can fire deadly lazorz!
Zoom App
Irwk item04
You can rocket at ludicrous speed!
Launch App
Irwk item05
You can rocket skyward!
Defense Addon
Irwk item06
You can annihilate!
Helmet App
Irwk item07
You can smash bricks above you!
Heart App
Irwk item08
Adds a roboheart
Defense Addon
Irwk item09
Your lazorz are explozors!
Haxxor App
Irwk item10
Makes sad computers happy!
Timesaver Addon
Irwk item11
Saves ten seconds!
Red Keycard
Irwk item12
You can open red gates now!
Green Keycard
Irwk item13
You can open green gates!
Blue Keycard
Irwk item14
Blue gates can't stop you!
Quantum Crystal
Irwk item15
Powers a telematic

Goodguys & BadguysEdit

Name Picture Description
Irwk robot
This is the robot! See above for the abilities he can gather.
Irwk kitty
Reach the Kitty to win!
Irwk alien0
HP: 3 Walks horizontally on platforms.
Irwk alien2
HP: 1 Moves vertically.
Irwk alien3
HP: 4 Stays immobile on the roof and shoots downwards.
Boss Martian
Irwk alien4
HP: 40 Crawls horizontally on platforms. When damaged, it stops to spawn a single or a pair of Martians, depending on its health.
Boss Venusian
Irwk alien5
HP: 40 Moves horizontally on platforms. Fires a pair of projectiles in an arc to the left and right. Its speed and fire rate depend on its health, with lower health equaling faster speed.
Boss Drippazorg
Irwk alien6
HP: 40 Flies diagonally and bounces off of walls. Drops a projectile downwards from each of its eyes every few seconds. Movement momentarily speeds up every time it is damaged.
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