kiki the nano bot

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kiki the nano bot
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kiki the nano bot
Developer(s) Thorsten Kohnhorst (aka Monsterkodi) and others[1][2]
Stable release
1.0.2 (Windows) December 2, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-12-02)
1.0.3 (Mac OS X) February 15, 2007; 10 years ago (2007-02-15)[3]
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux,[4] FreeBSD
Available in English, Basque, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Dutch
License Open source / public domain software[5]
Website kiki.sourceforge.net

kiki the nano bot is a puzzle game, basically a mixture of the games Sokoban and Kula World. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.

Plot[edit]

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.[6]

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot

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.[7] Gravity works towards the surface you were last touching and kiki can walk around the walls and on all sides of any block.[8] 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.

Reception[edit]

It won the Categories 'Best Graphics', 'Best Originality' and 'Best Overall Game' in the uDevGame Game Programming Contest 2002.[9][10]

The game was downloaded between 2003 and May 2017 alone from Sourceforge.net over 170,000 times.[11] A review at acid-play.com was favourably with 4.9 of 5 points.[12] Freeware game website Planet Free Play called in 2005 kiki the nanobot "one of the best freeware games ever.".[1] 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.".[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Interview with the creator of kiki the nano bot on planetfreeplay.com (2005-10-19, archived)
  2. ^ thanks on sourceforge
  3. ^ http://kiki.sourceforge.net/misc/news.html
  4. ^ kiki-the-nano-bot on packages.ubuntu.com
  5. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/kiki
  6. ^ story on sourceforge.net
  7. ^ manual on sourceforge.net
  8. ^ kiki the nanonot by Sean Butler (25th September 2005)
  9. ^ kiki the nano bot on happypenguin.org (archived)
  10. ^ kiki on playubuntu.com
  11. ^ stats 2000-05-14+to+2017-05-20 on sourceforge.net (May 2017)
  12. ^ Review at acid-play.com
  13. ^ IMG's uDevGame Picks of the Litter on Inside Mac Games by Galen Wiley (December 3, 2002)

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