In a fictional world of the future the infamous super villain Dr. Lacroix schemes to seize world supremacy with his army of robots. You take the role of Nikki and try to cross those evil plans on behalf of a secret organization. Your quest will take you to various locations: from futuristic metropolises to submarine facilities, floating islands, and even as far as orbital space.

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Nikki and the Robots Comic Art by Anjin Anhut

Nikki and the Robots Comic Art by Anjin Anhut

May 28, 2013 0 comments

Anjin Anhut completed a Nikki and the Robots super hero style commission. Isn't it awesome?

Nikki's "Realistic" Movement Physics (Chipmunk)

Nikki's "Realistic" Movement Physics (Chipmunk)

May 13, 2013 0 comments

A comment on how we handle movement physics in Nikki and the Robots.

Greenlight: Help Nikki jump on Steam!

Greenlight: Help Nikki jump on Steam!

Nov 22, 2012 4 comments

Nikki and the Robots is now on Steam Greenlight™ and we sure hope that it will get enough Thumbs Up to join the comfortable cross-platform player community...

International Fix for Nikki 1.0 on Windows XP/Vista/7

International Fix for Nikki 1.0 on Windows XP/Vista/7

Sep 24, 2012 0 comments

No more Unicode trouble for poor windows users or Nikki and the Robots!

Release of Nikki and the Robots Story Episodes!

Release of Nikki and the Robots Story Episodes!

Sep 17, 2012 0 comments

Nikki's Story Episodes are now available -- Buy them at buy.joyridelabs.de -- Spread the word!

Five screenshots we won't be using

Five screenshots we won't be using

Jul 26, 2012 0 comments

Remember the screenshots from the shooting session you threw away? Here are some of ours.

Open Development Marketing: Three Examples

Open Development Marketing: Three Examples

Jun 13, 2012 3 comments

How do Woflire (Overgrowth), Unknown Worlds (Natural Selection 2) and Frictional Games (Amnesia) market their games by using the development process itself?...

What is taking Nikki Story Episode 1 so long?

What is taking Nikki Story Episode 1 so long?

Jun 7, 2012 0 comments

Time for a photo and an update: what we have been up to offline and what to expect in the next release!

Nikki 0.5 Changes and Story Mode Peeks

Nikki 0.5 Changes and Story Mode Peeks

Mar 8, 2012 0 comments

Here is the new Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Beta(!) release. We are also working hard on an open source web shop that allows pay what you want and all that...

Heart Shirts + Ouroboros Level

Heart Shirts + Ouroboros Level

Feb 2, 2012 0 comments

Neon Pixel Heart Shirts added, Ironic GGJ Level created with new game over screen menu and background...

On Selling Nikki and the Robots' Story Mode

On Selling Nikki and the Robots' Story Mode

Jan 21, 2012 0 comments

We talk about the pay-what-you-want model we're gonna use for the story mode release of our game!

Decemberween Level!

Decemberween Level!

Dec 24, 2011 1 comment

No new release or anything.. Just a level with lasers, patrol robots, an evergreen-battery-tree, a kind of hard jump puzzle and a few kind of well-hidden...

Upgrading Levels for the Story Mode

Upgrading Levels for the Story Mode

Dec 18, 2011 0 comments

How we design our story mode levels with screenshots and more screenshots!

Indie Games Prelude in Berlin + Nikki and the Robots

Indie Games Prelude in Berlin + Nikki and the Robots

Oct 26, 2011 1 comment

Our game will be one of many on display at an amazing event in Berlin this Friday. One of our developers will talk about game jams. We want you to come!

Nikki 0.4: cannons, sounds, sharing and downloading levels

Nikki 0.4: cannons, sounds, sharing and downloading levels

Sep 20, 2011 6 comments

Introducing: Cannonballs! Sounds! Level hosting! "Transient" switches! But really, the in-game level uploading and downloading is what's really awesome...

Nikki Contest Winning Levels + 0.3.3

Nikki Contest Winning Levels + 0.3.3

Jul 25, 2011 0 comments

The level design contest results are finally in! And so is a new version of the game.. Check out the winning designs in this post!

New Patrol Robot & Controls in Nikki 0.3.2

New Patrol Robot & Controls in Nikki 0.3.2

Jul 11, 2011 1 comment

New robot, better controls and a video showing these features off.

Nikki's Community Level Statistics

Nikki's Community Level Statistics

Jul 5, 2011 0 comments

How many robots, switches, batteries and objects in total are in Nikki and the Robot's community levels? We made a cute little table for you to look at..

Inspiration, Butter and Level Design

Inspiration, Butter and Level Design

Jul 4, 2011 0 comments

Something catched my attention when I last went shopping: butter. The packaging and name inspired me to design a level for our game...

Three Shirts (level contest ends soon)

Three Shirts (level contest ends soon)

Jul 3, 2011 2 comments

The three winners of our level design contest will get a t-shirt. That's it :). Deadline is July 7th .. so ready your keyboards!

Nikki's Second Batch of 9 Contest Levels

Nikki's Second Batch of 9 Contest Levels

Jun 24, 2011 2 comments

Nine new levels for the ongoing Nikki Level Design Contest..

Nikki's First Batch of 10 Contest Levels

Nikki's First Batch of 10 Contest Levels

Jun 15, 2011 1 comment

On June 6th we started a level design contest. It runs until July 7th and everybody is welcome to submit as many levels as they like. Text and video tutorials...

Nikki: No More Slomo (0.3.1) - Prettier OSD

Nikki: No More Slomo (0.3.1) - Prettier OSD

Jun 11, 2011 2 comments

A nasty slow-motion bug has been removed - new UI has been added.

Nikki's First Open Level Design Contest

Nikki's First Open Level Design Contest

Jun 6, 2011 6 comments

We're starting our first level design competition! Fire up the editor and create something amazing!

Nikki 0.3 is out! (images, spoilers and foreshadowing)

Nikki 0.3 is out! (images, spoilers and foreshadowing)

Jun 4, 2011 3 comments

Nikki and the Robots 0.3 is out! Level targets, changelog and contest info are to be read here..

Building on Community Content

Building on Community Content

May 30, 2011 0 comments

We flexed our brain muscles for some new ideas to ensure that Nikki and the Robots will be as complete and charming as we are anticipating, without pushing...

Third Joyride/Nikki Interview: Launchpad

Third Joyride/Nikki Interview: Launchpad

May 25, 2011 0 comments

Launchpad asked us a few questions which we answered in a small interview.

Game Menus

Game Menus

May 2, 2011 2 comments

Have a sneak peek at the new game menu for "Nikki and the Robots"!

Alpha Version

Alpha Version

Apr 9, 2011 4 comments

Yes! Finally! The alpha version of "Nikki and the Robots" is available for download!

Development Insight #01

Development Insight #01

Nov 12, 2010 0 comments

Have a look behind the curtain and gain some insights on the technology and the development process of "Nikki and the Robots"!

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Nikki and the Robots
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Windows, Mac, Linux
Developer & Publisher
Joyride Laboratories
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Released Sep 16, 2012
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