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.

Nikki and the Robots renders homage to the classical platform games of the eighties and nineties, while at the same time realizing a unique gameplay idea. The main character Nikki refrains from using any weapons or equipment during the whole quest, and can only jump and run around the levels. However, it is possible to hack into Dr. Lacroix's various robots and to take control of them via computer terminals. The nifty use of the robots and the combination of their characteristic special abilities enable Nikki to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles, and complete the level tasks.

The Story Episodes of "Nikki and the Robots" are now available!

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Nikki's "Realistic" Movement Physics (Chipmunk)

Nikki's "Realistic" Movement Physics (Chipmunk)

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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!

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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

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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!

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

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Windows

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Windows

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Latest release of Nikki and the Robots: Many fixes, more sounds, more levels!

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Mac OS X

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Mac OS X

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Latest release of Nikki and the Robots: Many fixes, more sounds, more levels!

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Linux 64bit

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Linux 64bit

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Latest release of Nikki and the Robots: Many fixes, more sounds, more levels!

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Linux 32bit

Nikki and the Robots 1.0 Linux 32bit

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Latest release of Nikki and the Robots: Many fixes, more sounds, more levels!

OLD Nikki and the Robots - Alpha 0.3.1 - Mac OS X

OLD Nikki and the Robots - Alpha 0.3.1 - Mac OS X

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Latest release of Nikki and the Robots: Better OSD, no more Slow Motion Bug!

OLD Nikki and the Robots - 0.3.1 - WinXP/Vista/7

OLD Nikki and the Robots - 0.3.1 - WinXP/Vista/7

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Latest release of Nikki and the Robots: Better OSD, no more Slow Motion Bug!

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cW#Ravenblood

Just played a few level of this game and I have to say, it sooo cool :)
Love the game and the style, lvl are really funny. The flying robots are kinda hard to move, but well, its alpha and for thats it soo awesome!
Great work, a must play :)

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R3ven
R3ven

Moddb.com Got bored, love the art style of the game btw. :)

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eirhjien

in love with your style, wanna donate some fan art and such, is there any official sketch work or anything to ref or should i just go off the sprite?

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cptfuro Creator
cptfuro

Thank you! That's very nice to read! For now, it will probably be best to refer to the sprites and screenshots, especially the story mode graphics could be interesting for you.

Also, I can tell you that the story mode will feature more than 10 characters (NPCs, not robots) and some of those character designs will be unveiled rather soon... So you have something to look forward to! ;)

Anyway, can't wait to see you fanart!

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unknow5763
unknow5763

looks verry good are you making your own engine ?
i downloaded it and played it and its verry funny and non serious witch i love in a game keep it up please :)

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leebarguss
leebarguss

Hey! :)
I just downloaded the mac version and I'm finding it very difficult to work with the controls. I started the first tutorial level, pressed the right arrow key and the player moved over to the right but didn't stop. I then quit the game and started it up again, only to find that the use of the CTRL button with the jumping mixes with the iMac system controls changing window/space on the desktop.
I was just curious whether it's possible to allow changes to the controls within the options so it doesn't make me change window every time I try to jump?
The game's looking great though, and I'm looking forward to future versions!

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qubodup Creator
qubodup

@eeswim247 the downloadable on indieDB isn't updated yet (I'm on it! :) ), can you run the in-game updater?

The controls can be changed in the new version.

Does the "won't stop running" problem persist?

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leebarguss
leebarguss

Okay, I've just downloaded the update on this website - the previous version didn't have an autoupdate function. The controls of the player are just fine now. Just, the problem of the collision between the game controls and the iMac keyboard shortcuts.

Great! Will I be able to change them within the settings or have you just changed them completely?

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cptfuro Creator
cptfuro

You will find the keyboard configuration in the options menu. There, you can assign any keys you like, without conflicts to Mac system controls.

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cptfuro Creator
cptfuro

We'd like to thank everybody for trying out the alpha and providing us with lots of good feedback in comments, bug reports and mails! This is exactly what we need, to make sure, that "Nikki and the Robots" will become a smooth game.

One note about the auto-updater... Unfortunately, there has been an issue with memory usage, that could have resulted in a crash on many computers. This problem should be fixed with version 0.2.22 and above. We have disabled the automatic updating for the affected prior versions, so if you have anything below 0.2.22, you should manually download the current version of the game from our site. Sorry about that, we hope you understand, that things like that may happen with an alpha.

Thanks again from everybody at Joyride Laboratories and we hope you keep following the developments!

(By the way, we have added a donate button (PayPal) and a Flattr button to our homepage. Any support for Nikki will be greatly appreciated!)

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