Joyride Laboratories is an independent game development studio, founded in 2009 by Florian Hofer and Sönke Hahn. Our headquarters are located in Berlin, with secret external facilities on the island of Amrum. We made Nikki and the Robots.

Post article RSS Related Articles  (0 - 30 of 32)
Nikki and the Robots Comic Art by Anjin Anhut

Nikki and the Robots Comic Art by Anjin Anhut

Nikki and the Robots

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)

Nikki and the Robots

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!

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots

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!

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots 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?

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots

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!

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots 1 comment

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

Nikki's Community Level Statistics

Nikki's Community Level Statistics

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki and the Robots

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

Nikki's Second Batch of 9 Contest Levels

Nikki's Second Batch of 9 Contest Levels

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots 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)

Nikki and the Robots 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

Nikki and the Robots

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...

Switch or Button?

Switch or Button?

News 11 comments

We press them, we jump on them, we push boxes on them. They open doors and move platforms. But what should we call them?

Third Joyride/Nikki Interview: Launchpad

Third Joyride/Nikki Interview: Launchpad

Nikki and the Robots

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

Alpha Version

Alpha Version

Nikki and the Robots 4 comments

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

Development Insight #01

Development Insight #01

Nikki and the Robots

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

News Update

News Update

Nikki and the Robots 1 comment

Read the news about controls, open source code, Japanese, German, and about a delay.

Privacy
Public
Subscription
Invitation only
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Joyridelabs.de
Membership
Join company
Group watch
Follow
Article Statistics
Articles
32
Views
24,320
Views Today
0
Feed
RSS