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 game and the level editor are released under an open source license (LGPL). The included graphics are published under a Creative Commons license (cc-by-sa). We're also planning to create a server that will allow players to upload the levels they created and download levels from other players. We hope that a community of coders, level creators and players will emerge around the game.
Simultaneously, we are working on closed source episodes that we plan to sell via the game. These will include new graphics, more robots, a story line, other characters and other surprises.