A downloadable game for Windows

ThiefBot: a sneaky steal-'em-up starring TeeBee, wannabe-master-thief robot who's a bit clumsy but very determined.

Community Thread: https://itch.io/t/743587/thiefbot-sneaky-stealthy-robotic-robbery

Started out as basically a graphical overhaul of the ColecoVision game, The Heist, but is now its own thing - somehow it became a lot more like Impossible Mission. Sneak through sprawling levels, evade security lasers in the shadows, stuff your loot bag full of anything that sparkles, and maybe find some secrets?


  • Easy controls, main gameplay is playable with one hand
  • 2 Heist Levels (so far...)
  • (Brief) Tutorial Level
  • Secrets???

Menu Controls:

  • [Z] Confirm
  • [Arrows] Navigate

In-Game Controls:

  • [L/R Arrows] Move
  • [Up Arrow] Interact
  • [Down Arrow] Hide
  • [Escape] Pause Menu
StatusIn development
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker: Studio, Adobe Photoshop
Tags2D, Cute, Cyberpunk, Exploration, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer, Robots, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Stealth
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial


ThiefBot01.zip 4 MB

Install instructions

  • Unzip both files from .ZIP
  • Run .EXE

Development log


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i finished the game and i had a great time playing it!

it's unfortunate that this game only has 2 levels though,would love to see this become a full game. but besides that,this is a 10/10 game

also,you should steal the cat for good luck


Really great looking game, im a big fan of the background sounds, it really helps build the atmosphere


Really cute, and challenging. Can't wait to see more, great work so far. :)

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Thanks for playing -  I was actually worried it would be too easy :'D

Looks like I might have to signpost some things - like the switch in the Manor that turns off the lasers, or making it more obvious that you can hide in that one air vent, disable the rockets robot, etc


Hey, I wouldn't call it easy. I actually got to disable a rocket bot but by accident & got blown up many times after so I thought I'd rather just avoid it. :) 


Great game! 👍


Amazing game!

Played it until the end and I'm very Impressed by how well polished this game is!

tutorial: The tutorial was good, not annoying and "to the point".

Graphics: I LOOOOOOVEEE the artstyle! Even if it is retro, it's the type of graphics that age REALLY WELL.

Game Design: This is one of the best examples of game design I have seen. The game has a lot of great little Feedback that makes the gives the player enough information to tell what's happening. Like when you are able to hide or when you start to be spotted.

One thing I would add however is giving a feedback when you can disable a robot. I was stuck with that guy

Sound design: Boost the feedback even more

Level design: It is really well made (Better than most games I have played) But I would add some shortcuts that you have to unlock by going trough the level. it was annoying to redo the whole level when I died and I didn't know how the flags worked...

Game over screen: it is funny once but I don't like having to press 100 times left to proceed.  Just my opinion XD

Bugs: I haven't seen any

For those reading this, just give the game a try, it is only 4mb. and if you are still undecided, know that you can steal a cat...

Can't wait for more levels!

PS: I deleted my other post because I accidentally pressed on post too early, my bad. :p 


Hi, thanks for taking the time to play :D
I'll probably be adding to this in the near future, so I'll keep your feedback in mind. About the Game Over screen - once you've seen it before, you can just hit ESC to quickly get out via the pause menu ;)