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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Learn to add robots to levels and how to connect them to terminals.

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Now, we will create a robot and a terminal and then link them together. First, put some more tiles in the level to have a little more room. Then, go to SELECT OBJECTS > ROBOTS > JETPACK and SELECT OBJECTS > TERMINAL and place these objects in your scene. You should build something like this:

Adding Robot and Terminal

In order to make robots accessible for Nikki, you have to link them to a terminal. Place the cursor over the terminal, so that the bottom left corners are lined up. When positioned correctly, you can see a thumbnail of the terminal as the current focused object in the lower right corner of the screen:


Focusing Objects

Open the editor menu with ESC and select the new entry EDIT OBJECT. The camera will jump to the robot and a dark yellowish rectangle will appear around it. Simply press CTRL once to link the robot to the terminal. The rectangle around the robot will become brighter, indicating that the robot has been linked. Return to regular editing with ESC.

Left: Robot not linked Right: Robot linked

When pressing T for a playtest, the red lamp should now be lit up and you should be able to access and to control the robot:


Linked Consoles

You can link up to four robots to each terminal. The robots are linked to red, green, blue and yellow in this order. If you delete a terminal or a robot, the according links will also be deleted, of course. Please also refer to ”Dr Lacroix’s Robots Compendium” to learn more about the specific settings and features of the different robots.

Check out the compendium for more info on robots! Also check out the next tutorial for advanced editor features! A monolithic tutorial is available here.

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