You are the AI of a very skilled mining ship called Antalasia, currently cruising the remote solar system Bitiax looking for mining opportunities.

While peacefully scanning for elements on the nearest planet Metis, Antalasias systems are suddenly taken offline and the ship turns dark for a second before being booted up again with all computer screens flashing “Intrusion detected”.

Under control of a pirate ship, you must send down your faithful aliens to the planets below and battle to find the loot that the pirate is demanding!

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Something Ate My Alien Puzzle Blog

Alongside fighting enemies and collecting loot for the pirate, there is a large puzzle element to our new game ‘Something Ate My Alien’.

The main objective of SAMA is to collect the list of items that the pirate has demanded you locate for him before he will release your ship. A lot of these items can be found by digging through the worlds, but a portion of the items can only be found by completing in-game puzzles.

Puzzle Loot

As well as loot for the pirate, its also possible to find upgrades and boosts for your aliens, to help with the quest and make them stronger and more useful.

Each world will have different types of puzzles and so far we have only designed them for the basic first level.

Puzzle Blocks

Most blocks in SAMA are mineable and disappear once you dig them, but we have some special blocks that we call ‘Phys-Blocks’. These blocks can’t be mined, but you can move them around. You can push them left and right, and if you dig below them they will fall, killing anything below them.

In specific areas of the world, they need to be moved around and fitted into the correct ‘receptors’ and when they are all in the correct place a chest is activated and you can grab your loot.

Puzzle Chest

Of course, while you’re doing that, there will be enemies around to hinder your efforts, and I’m sure that a Terrator will make an appearance and try to eat you if he’s feeling hungry.

If you get into an impossible situation with the blocks, then you can press the door button again, and this will reset the puzzle to the original configuration.

Puzzle Reset Button

Puzzles in other worlds will also revolve around these Phys-Blocks, but different ideas will be used to make it more fun and harder. Phys-Blocks are also dotted around the world to block passages and hinder your exploration and to just make life a little more difficult for your aliens.

Now you’ve finished reading this, you’ll want something else to read I’m sure! How about a little read about the ‘art’ side of things written by Kat. Click 'here' to read article.

Also, hop on over to FB and give us a like on our Game Page or follow us on Twitter, and also if you haven’t already voted for us in the ‘IndieDB 2017 competition’ yet, then click 'here' click the ‘Vote now’ button on our game.

Thanks for reading, and until the next entry….

Phys Blocks

Kat's progress blog about our game SAMA

Kat's progress blog about our game SAMA


Kat is the artist at RoKabium Games, and she has written a blog article about her progress so far on the 'Art' side.

Dev Blog #02 – Smoothing a path for Terrator

Dev Blog #02 – Smoothing a path for Terrator


Dev Blog #02 is about how we created the enemy "Terrator" and implemented him in the game.

ArtWork - Bitiax solar system

ArtWork - Bitiax solar system


Brief description and concept art of the different planets that you can send your alien to in the game "Something Ate My Alien"

Something Ate My Alien - Dev Blog

Something Ate My Alien - Dev Blog


"Something Ate My Alien" is a 2D Mining game currently under development by RoKabium Games. This is an article about the development.

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