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Game Information

Short Description

Challenge your brain in this open-ended robot programming puzzle game! Code your ChipWit to navigate logic-twisting puzzles, zap malfunctioning robots, and dominate the global leaderboards. Can you solve Dr. Droog’s twisted game and restore order to the space station before it’s too late?


ChipWits: Challenge Your Brain in This Quirky, Open-Ended Robot Programming Puzzle Game!

Can you save the crew of Droog Station from a mischievous AI’s takeover? In this innovative puzzle game, guide your adorable robot companion on roller skates through increasingly intricate logic challenges. It’s all done using an intuitive icon-based language that is easy to learn but accommodates surprising depth and complexity as your coding skills improve!

Learn on the fly as you transmit instructions to your robot, navigating treacherous landscapes, rescuing lost robotic companions, and outsmarting malfunctioning robots. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Each open-ended puzzle offers multiple solutions, rewarding creativity and strategic thinking. Can you optimize your program for speed, efficiency, or chip economy? The choice is yours, and the global leaderboards await to see how you stack up against fellow ChipWit commanders.

Explore the sprawling Droog Station, uncovering hidden secrets and befriending quirky robots along the way. Challenge yourself with optional bonus missions, and face off against Dr. Droog’s cunning robotic creations as you unravel his devious plan. And for those who crave an extra dose of brainpower, new puzzles and challenges are posted periodically, constantly pushing your problem-solving skills to the limit.

So, are you ready to become the hero of Droog Station and outsmart Dr. Droog with your quick thinking robot pal? ChipWits awaits, offering a unique and accessible puzzle experience for everyone!

P.S. Feeling nostalgic? ChipWits is a modern reimagining of a beloved classic from 1984, bringing the joy of simulated robot coding to a whole new generation!

About This Game


ChipWits is a robot coding game with no prior programming experience required. In this game, you use an icon-based language to guide your robot to solve open-ended puzzles and rescue the crew of a space station taken over by a rogue AI, Dr. Droog.

An Unlikely Hero

Someone, or something, has forced every last crew member to evacuate Droog Station! The fate of the station – and its crew – is left to a humble robot sitting in the corner of a supply closet: a ChipWit Model CW-03.24.

Easy To Learn

To save the station, you transmit instructions to your ChipWit by placing chips in a grid. No prior programming knowledge is required – you’ll be taught everything you need to know!

Looking for a Challenge?

Every solution can be optimized to:

  1. Maximize your score
  2. Minimize the number of chips used
  3. Minimize the number of cycles (steps) it takes for your program to run

When you complete your solution, you can compare your performance to players all around the world!

Open-Ended Missions

Feeling creative? Solve puzzles in unique and clever ways – there’s no one right answer!

Explore Droog Station

Droog Station isn’t going to save itself! Navigate the corridors and rooms of the station to get to your next mission. Optional bonus missions have no objective other than to have fun!

Make Friends Along The Way

Rescue other robots and make new friends who will help you in your quest!

Dr. Droog’s Twisted Game

Unravel the mystery of Dr. Droog and uncover his motive while you go face to face with some of his robotic creations.

Bonus Puzzles

Finished the game? Check back often for new puzzles and challenges, and see if you can top the leaderboard!

Rebooting a Legacy

Look familiar? ChipWits was originally released in 1984 as one of the first games for the Macintosh, Commodore 64 and Apple II.

Logo and Titles


Characters and Artwork


ChipWits Official Gameplay Trailer 2024-02-10


The reboot of the game is not yet released. When reviewed, we will post reviews here.

Nostalgia Reviews

These are reviews for the original 1984 version of ChipWits.

One of the Top 10 Apple II/Mac Games of all time.


While RoboSport carried the basic mechanic to a multiplayer level in 1991, ChipWits gave us cute, programmable robots in 1984. Using a graphical language, gamers place tiles with simple commands that mean “move forward,” “turn right,” or “if there’s a cup of coffee, drink it.” Then the programmed robots totter through semi-random mazes full of traps and bonuses. The most efficient robots earn the highest scores. At its release, ChipWits was a standout game on the nascent Macintosh.

— Excerpt from, March 2008

“ChipWits is a program that every Mac user should have.”

— Byte Product of the Month Review

“If you have only one entertainment/educational program in the disk cabinet next to your Macintosh, ChipWits should be it.”

— Icon Review Magazine Review

“ChipWits is an excellent game, both in concept and implementation.”

— COMPUTE!’s Gazette Review

“A fantastic program that is as educational as it is entertaining… Hands-on trial and error environment combined with attractive screens and animation create a world where playing and learning become (as they should be) one and the same.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

— INFO64 Review

“We described ChipWits as a ‘revolutionary’ game package, and we think that when you see it you will agree. However, it’s more than just a game, it’s ‘edutainment’ at its best. In our opinion, the program is so innovative that it overleaps other education and game packages in the same manner that Filevision brought new concepts to the ‘data base jungle’. We predict without hesitation that ChipWits will become a cult favorite among Macintosh users and their children of whatever age.”

— MACazine Review (The full extensive and egoboosting MACazine review can be found here)

“… so much fun you won’t even realize you’ve been educated until you leave the environment. Young or old will delight in this educational treat.”

— The MACazine Best of ’85 Award blurb

“IBOL is nearly perfect introduction to programming for nonprogrammers.”

— MacUser 5-Mouse Review

“ChipWits from BrainPower is the best, certainly most enjoyable, introduction to programming concepts that we’ve seen. Its icon based language is wonderfully innovative, and the program’s design is both refreshing and highly educational.”

— MacUser’s Editor’s Choice 1985 Award

“ChipWits is delightful and delightfully easy to use… I found ChipWits to be highly educational as well as highly entertaining… I also found ChipWits to be very challenging and even addictive on the more difficult play levels…. It’s an excellent program that teaches by osmosis…”

— Commodore Power/Play Review

“Not too many reviews come with a guarantee, but this one guarantees that if you like programming, you’ll love ChipWits.”

— MacWorld Review

Company Bio

ChipWIts, Inc. was formed in September 2021 by Doug Sharp and Mark Roth for the purpose of creating a modernized version of ChipWits relevant to today’s audience. The Team Bio Page can be found here.

Nostalgia Artwork

This is artwork for the previous iterations of the game.


ChipWits has an all new sound track! We will post music clips here when available.