kiki the nano bot
kiki the nano bot
|Developer(s)||Thorsten Kohnhorst (aka Monsterkodi) and others|
1.0.2 (Windows) December 2, 2005
1.0.3 (Mac OS X) February 15, 2007
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD|
|Available in||English, Basque, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Dutch|
|License||Open source / public domain software|
The game's protagonist is a nano bot called kiki. kiki is the only bot left sane from a "parasitic capacity" that affected the nano world where he lived, leaving all the nano bots produced in that world "lazy stupid little robots/which shoot each other/and destroy the nano world". kiki's task is to "repair the maker" of the nano bots.
In each level, certain task must be performed, so the exit gate can be activated, then, if kiki moves through the activated exit gate, it will be 'beamed' to the next level. Gravity works towards the surface you were last touching and kiki can walk around the walls and on all sides of any block. The game has 50 levels see games (see the games in the list), which can be viewed by selecting "Statistics", in the main menu, in which the progress of the user appears.
The game was downloaded between 2003 and May 2017 alone from Sourceforge.net over 170,000 times. A review at acid-play.com was favourably with 4.9 of 5 points. Freeware game website Planet Free Play called in 2005 kiki the nanobot "one of the best freeware games ever.". Inside Mac Games reviewed the game favourably, recommending to give it a try "If you're in the mood for a good, challenging, puzzle game.".
- Interview with the creator of kiki the nano bot on planetfreeplay.com (2005-10-19, archived)
- thanks on sourceforge
- kiki-the-nano-bot on packages.ubuntu.com
- story on sourceforge.net
- manual on sourceforge.net
- kiki the nanonot by Sean Butler (25th September 2005)
- kiki the nano bot on happypenguin.org (archived)
- kiki on playubuntu.com
- stats 2000-05-14+to+2017-05-20 on sourceforge.net (May 2017)
- Review at acid-play.com
- IMG's uDevGame Picks of the Litter on Inside Mac Games by Galen Wiley (December 3, 2002)