-->''Youíre a broken robot. Fix yourself up to please Mother.''\\
''Do as youíre told.''\\
''You donít want to let her down, and you canít even jump yet. Letís do something about that.''

[[http://www.kongregate.com/games/ArmorGames/k-o-l-m?acomplete=k.o K.O.L.M.]] is a flash game made in the {{Metroidvania}} style in which you play as a robot trying to rebuild itself. It's also very melancholy and creepy. As you traverse the various levels, Mother begins to speak to you and as the game unfolds, she becomes increasingly mean and angry. You unravel the story of how you came to be and what happened before you woke up broken.

There is also now a sequel: [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/ArmorGames/k-o-l-m-2 K.O.L.M 2]] in which you meet Father and Sister.

A Website/{{Kickstarter}} [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1831597808/kolm was made to help raise funds]] for its long awaited conclusion and remakes of the first two games. Sadly, it failed.
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!! This game provides examples of
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: There a bunch of metal plates to collect in each game, each with a letter on them. Each game puts them all together at the end. The first game spells "It's [[FunWithAcronyms Kind Of Like Metroid]]". The second game spells "Including VideoGame/{{ICO}}".
* AbusiveParents: Mother becomes increasingly irritable at Robbie as the game continues, repeatedly telling him what a disappointment and how useless he is.
* AmbiguousInnocence: Robbie would never do something ''intentionally'' evil, but he really only knows what Mother has told him and what his limited experience has taught him.
* BagOfSpilling: Largely averted between K.O.L.M. and K.O.L.M. 2, though the invincibility shield is gone without an explanation.
* BigBad: Mother in both games and [[spoiler:Father in the second]].
** BigBadDuumvirate: In the second, Mother and [[spoiler:Father work together]], however reluctantly.
* BigBadFriend: In the second game [[spoiler:Father]], who'd seemed to be ally, turns out to have been working with Mother the whole time.
* BolivianArmyEnding: The end of K.O.L.M. 2: [[spoiler:Robbie is either thrown to the lower floor or destroyed, with the screen fading to white as Mother tells Sister that it's time to 'Join the family'. Did she escape? Did Robbie survive? It doesn't look good, but nothing is certain.]]
* BrainUploading: [[spoiler:Everyone except Sister. But she's next]].
* BrotherSisterTeam: Robbie and Sis team up to get past the numerous environmental obstacles in second game- Robbie can blast open gold and purple doors that Sis can't and survive prolonged periods in even contaminated water, while Sis can past through the harsh sunlight without burning up like Robbie.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Robbie certainly is; how old he is isn't clear, but his smallness compared to the environments and his naivety certainly make him seem quite young. Sadly, this innocence means that he doesn't realize when other people are using him for their own ends- see UnwittingPawn below.
* CloudCuckoolander: Implied by Sister's reaction to what Robbie says in the second game.
-->'''Sister:''' Robbie, you do say silly things.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Mother is green, Father is yellow, Robbie is gray, and Sister is white; they all even talk in these colors.
* CuteBruiser: Robbie at the end of the first game; once he's been upgraded a few times, he can blast through anything that moves and survive falling into a pit of spikes without a scratch. While he's not as tough and there isn't as much combat in the second game, he's still strong enough to blast through doors and can turn himself into a living bomb to blow up weak walls.
* CuteMute: Robbie's lost his voice-box and communicates only through text-based means, though it isn't a problem until the second game and he needs to talk to Sis. [[spoiler:After he regains it, this trope no longer applies to him.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Rob comes to this realization concerning his parents during the first game's EscapeSequence]]:
-->'''Rob:''' I remember this from before! [[spoiler:This is what happened before Father died! And...From when before...before you died Mother.]]
* EnemyMine: K.O.L.M. 2 makes it obvious [[spoiler:Mother and Father]] can't stand each other... but they show up together at the end to take you out.
* TheFaceless: Mother and Father are always shown as silhouettes of heads.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Robbie continues not to question Mother even when she talks about how they'll ''rule the world'' with the power he's gotten.
* LightIsNotGood: In the second game, sunlight burns Robbie away within seconds, even with the shield.
* {{Metroidvania}}: It is [[FunWithAcronyms Kind Of Like Metroid]]...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The first game has you [[spoiler:blowing up the reactor]], triggering a {{Metroid}}-esque timed escape. The second game has you [[spoiler:escorting your sister to Father]], at which point it becomes clear this was a ''bad'' idea.
* NoNameGiven: The robot is called "Robbie", "Robert", and so on, but the only other characters are only ever referred to as "Mother", "Father" and your "Sister".
* OffscreenTeleportation: When traveling with Sister in the second game, you can move to the next room with either Robbie or Sister, and the other will instantly appear in the next room with you. Even if they were trapped by an impassable obstacle.
* OneHitPointWonder: If you take a hit, you explode and respawn at the entrance of the current room.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: The goal of the first game is accomplish this, since your body parts were somehow scattered around the facility and you need to get them back.
* RobotKid: Robbie, who's obviously childlike despite being a moving square. [[spoiler:Turns out he ''is'' a kid, just one who was put in a robot body.]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: Although not instantaneous, Sis will still drown in water quickly if you don't find an air tank. It ''is'' instantaneous if the water is contaminated.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Robbie is concerningly cheerful about the prospect of fighting and killing his 'brothers' in order to survive.
* TVHeadRobot: [[spoiler:Mother and Father, though they only appear at the end of the second game.]] This actually makes them seem ''more'' creepy than the obviously non-human Robbie.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: [[spoiler:What Mother and Father want to do to Sister.]]
* UsingYouAllAlong: In both games, though clearer in the second game where you have a definite goal: reunite Sis with Father. [[spoiler:Turns out it was so he could forcibly turn her into a robot.]]
* UnwittingPawn: Robbie in both games; [[spoiler:both times be obeys his parents to fulfill a plan he doesn't fully understand, and which turns out to be awful for everyone else.]]
* TheVoice: In the original game, Mother is only contacted through the texts she and Robbie exchange.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Mother explains what Robbie needs to do and offers some advice, though it quickly becomes clear that MissionControlIsOffItsMeds.
** Father in K.O.L.M. 2 is a more down-to-earth one, though it's necessary to go to the section of the building where he can't contact you.
* WeaksauceWeakness: How does a robot with enough agility to crawl through holes half it's height, lasers powerful enough to blow away any other robot in one hit, and the ability to ''triple jump'', somehow blow up on contact with [[spoiler:''sunlight'']]?
** Possibly justified, due to [[spoiler:his chassis not having the proper shielding installed to deal with the apparently harsh sunlight. But Sister can walk around just fine, and she's a normal human.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Robbie's mother clearly has no respect for him. And at the end of the sequel, his father turns out to be a pretty terrible person as well.]]
* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: You function fine as a disembodied head at the beginning of the first game, though until you regain the lost body parts the corresponding mechanics are hampered: you move very slowly until you find your legs, the screen is blurry until you get your eyes...
* WhamEpisode: K.O.L.M. 2. You discover that your father is alive and that you have a sister for starters.
* WhamLine: In the first game, when Robbie recollects about the past:
-->'''Robbie:''' [[spoiler:...I was made of meat]].
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Mother and Father have no qualms about throwing Robbie away once he's finished his part in their plans, and plan to turn Sister into a robot like them against her will.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: At the end of the second game.
-->[[spoiler:'''Father]]:''' You'd suit us better out of the way.

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