You want robots? Fine.
I can't believe the Robot theme was chosen. I don't like it for the same reasons as everyone else who doesn't like it. I could just take the good idea I had for "Formation" and make the character a robot, but I won't do that.
Okay new idea. You people want robots? I'll give you robots. I'll give you more damn robots than every other entry combined! My game is tentatively titled "Gray", and it features 10^20 robots per pixel.
So far, I've got an efficient (enough) cellular automaton that runs in a separate thread using sets. I've never used python sets or threads before, nor have I ever made a CA, so even if I don't do anything else innovative or new, I've already learned three new programming topics, so that's good.
Now I just need some gameplay....