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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 the release date into 2012+. The plan to create four episodes and then sell them has been dropped in favor of a new release concept, which emphasizes an open development philosophy and community involvement:
This development strategy of Nikki and the Robots is based on the following:
- Community Levels Everywhere: Nikki will feature a level server to exchange community levels created with the editor. We will pick the best and upgrade them to be included in the story mode.
- Step-by-Step Story: The story mode will have episodic releases and each episode will be a combination of upgraded community levels and new content made by us.
- Partial Protectionism: The story mode will be available for pay. The sweet-looking graphics of the story mode won't be available for editing and sharing right away. However, we are likely to make more assets free-as-in-freedom as the game's development progresses.
Our following steps will be a new Nikki release, writing extensive tutorials for the editor and our first level design contest. Expect all of these things to happen very soon!
We are pretty excited about this new idea! Have you spotted a weak pillar in our plan? Or perhaps you can tell us of a project that tried something similar? Your thoughts and comments are more than welcome!
We are pretty excited for the new Michael Jackson album to be released in December. And for one week you can now listen to the first track "Breaking News"
We have just released the Japanese version of joyridelabs.de! Waaiwaai! You can now change between the languages at any time by clicking the link in the upper right corner. The content is identical for the most part, only the blog posts will usually just be written in English and German.
Other than that, there are good news and bad news. The bad news is that the story mode of Nikki and the Robots won't see a release before early 2011. We are very sorry for the delay. But the good news is that the game is shaping up really nicely! We were putting a lot of extra time in refining the controls of Nikki to make sure that everything feels the way it should. And now we are quite happy!
Daneben gibt es gute und schlechte Neuigkeiten. Die schlechten Neuigkeiten sind, dass der Story Mode von Nikki and the Robots nicht mehr vor Anfang 2011 veröffentlicht werden wird. Wir entschuldigen uns für die Verspätung. Die guten Neuigkeiten aber sind, dass sich das Spiel sehr schön entwickelt! Wir haben nochmal viel zusätzliche Zeit in die Verfeinerung von Nikkis Steuerung gesteckt, damit sich auch alles so anfühlt, wie es sich anfühlen soll. Und nun sind wir sehr zufrieden!
Yippie! We have received the Logo of the Day Award for our pony logo! We have put quite a lot of hard work into this logo design and so we are very, very happy about that! You can head over to Logo of the Day and give your rating or leave a comment...