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

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We will pick 10 winning level designs (possibly even more), whose creators will each receive a free copy of Nikki and the Robots (the full game), and they will be included in the game's credits.

Get the free play version of Nikki and the Robots here.

One of the level builders will also win a fancy Nikki and the Robots t-shirt!

Our level editor is easy to use and we have made a short tutorial [links: GDocs | Readability | IndieDB] and an instructional video [links: Vimeo | YouTube | IndieDB].

You can send us your levels via email, upload them to a hosting site and send us the links, or you can post them to the forum. For hosting files we recommend, or

In your submission, please include:

  • Name (for attribution/credits)
  • Email address (for contact)
  • The phrase "These levels are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0" (CC BY)

The winning levels will be included in updates of Nikki and the Robots. We will also create retouched versions with additional graphics and content and then include these levels in the story mode of the full Nikki game.

Authors will be given notable attribution both in the game and on our website.

No Clones Allowed!

No Clones Allowed!

Everybody is welcome to submit as many original levels as they like. Allow other games to inspire you - we all do - but no clones, please. :)

This competiton ends on July 7th 2011.

If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to contact us via comments, email, forum or the freenode #nikki chat room (Lurk! We're bound to appear sooner or later).


Great idea :) Way to get more traffic to your page as well!

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I'll try to come up with something... no promises!

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To be honest I hadn't really much interest in this game at first, but now that I'm taking a better look at it (because I'm trying to figure out of participating in this contest would be fun) it actually looks quite cool! So I guess I'll give both the game and level designing a try :)

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If you create a level and cant test it unless you have the game, whats the point of winning a copy >_>

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cptfuro Creator

Of course, you can playtest your levels with the free version of Nikki and the Robots. You can switch to a testing mode from within the editor, and once you save the level, you can access it from the level menu.

Winning a copy refers to the full game, especially to the adventure that unfolds in the story mode. This story mode will feature exclusive content such as new level designs, fancy graphics, many NPCs, as well as some surprises. The story mode will also cost money, so this is what you will be getting for free!

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Thank you for clearing up the confusion :)

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