A group of students enrolled in the University of Utah's Entertainment Arts and Engineering: Master Games Studio program has released its thesis project, Robot Pinball Escape, as a downloadable freeware title via Desura.

Blending elements from pinball and 3D platformers, Robot Pinball Escape puts players in the role of a robot trapped inside a gigantic pinball table. The robot is able to transform into a ball, but to walk upright, jump, and attack, it first needs to gather energy by colliding with targets while in ball form.

It's a fun little gameplay experiment overall -- it'll only take you around 10 or 15 minutes to complete, but the objectives are varied and feel appropriately pinball-y. I enjoyed it very much! It's definitely worth a download, especially if you're a pinball fan.