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Nikki and the Robots 0.5 News and Story Mode Peeks

Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Announcement

Here is the new Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Beta(!) release (download here).

video: Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Changes and Story Mode Peeks

We’re working on a preorder web page, which is open source under AGPL and hosted here.

The changes explained in the video (and some that were left out) are as follows:

  • Game:
    • Info terminals instead of text bubbles in tutorial
    • Falling tiles take a little longer to start falling
    • Batteries have a little less mass
    • Switches are easier to trigger
    • Added laser robots and laser endpieces
    • Cannon-robot sounds
    • Boost sound for jetpack robot
  • GUI/OSD and Controls:
    • Added keyshints in game mode
    • Allow configurable game keys (jump and context) to control the menu
    • Main menu will notify you about the availability of the story mode
    • Mac OS X: default jump key is space
    • In-game OSD shows total number of batteries in level
    • “…”-bubbles when nikki can start npc/computer monolog
    • Added “retry level” menu item to failure menu
    • Added retry-option to pause menu
  • Level editor:
    • Added gray level template
    • Better layer insert and delete control
  • Other:
    • Game art sources added to source code repository
    • Bugfixes on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows that prevented many users from running the game

Sharing levels in Nikki and the Robots 0.4

Download and Upload Nikki Levels!

Video: 0.4 changes [Vimeo | YouTube]

Nikki and the Robots 0.4.0 got released, which you can download here or via in-game updater.

The new features are:

  • New robot: Cannon! It shoots cannon balls that disappear after 10 seconds
  • Players can download and upload levels in the main/editor menus
  • Author name and license agreement added for saving/uploading levels
  • Sounds added for menu, jumping, buttons and batteries
  • Last level switch to be pressed now blinks green
  • Added “transient” switches (won’t stay pressed)

Some news not directly related to the release:

Nikki and the Robots Level Design Contest

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Battery Counter In-Game

The indev, cute physics platformer Nikki and the Robots is now of the version 0.3 “Edward” (which is completely open source). Also a level making contest has been started.

Winning designs will be upgraded with great graphics by the game developers and made fit into the game’s main story.

Full versions of the game (once it’s done) and a t-shirt are awaiting winners. The deadline is July 7th 2011.

More info on the contest, including level editor tutorial text & video in this post.