Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

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Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by chronicleroflegends » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 am

Hey everyone, I have been hard at work on my entry for the 2019 Byte-Off competition.
I am finally satisfied with my demo, and am proud to enter it into the competition.

I would also like to share what I have, so that you all can get a chance to play it. I look forward to feedback on my game and accompanying materials :)

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What to expect:

In the zip file:
-Nix Byte Off Demo
-Readme/Known bug list/Credits
-Concept Art
-Screenshots
-Soundtrack
-An authentic NES style 20 page manual, with artwork!

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[Concept art of Nix]

The demo itself:
-Metroidvania style game: no levels just an open world to explore.
More areas become accessible as you learn to use your abilities, or become accessible when certain conditions are met.
-Both Ranged and Melee attacks, as well as special abilities!
-A wopping 53 playable screens, covering 3 distinctly different areas.
-A diverse cast of dangerous enemies and unique NPCs each with their own behaviors.
-2 boss battles!
-Hints to the scifi mystery story that will reveal itself in the full game.
-This content covers roughly 1/3 of what I expect to make for the final game.
-The opening to what I hope to be an action-packed scifi adventure!

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[A map of the game world as it exists in the demo]

Though I have checked and checked again, I know bugs are going to pop up. I have included a list of significant ones that I know about in the readme.
If you run across any others, please feel free to leave a comment letting me know.

I hope you have fun with the game, tell me what you think!

And lastly, good luck to all the others entering the 2019 Byte-Off competition, I can't wait to try your games!
I hope this is only the start of a new generation of NES homebrew games :)

Dropbox link to the game .zip file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g529figkyxgtr ... 9.zip?dl=0
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by Redherring32 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 am

I'm glad to see people making it in time for the competition.
It's looking great man, best of luck. :)
My current WIP game: Shadow: An Adventure In Monochrome, you can also find me over at the Community Discord.
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by chronicleroflegends » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Quick question, I would like to attach some images to this post to better show off what it is offering.
I just keep getting an error 'attachment quota reached'

can I fix this? do I need to go back and delete images from some older posts?
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by Indcsion » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:49 am

Did I get as far as you can get in the demo? I couldn't figure out where to go next. https://youtu.be/OFopHZltTFY
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by chronicleroflegends » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:21 am

There is a second boss battle. You need to go up from the central facility. You should have a super jump ability.
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by dale_coop » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:04 am

chronicleroflegends wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Quick question, I would like to attach some images to this post to better show off what it is offering.
I just keep getting an error 'attachment quota reached'

can I fix this? do I need to go back and delete images from some older posts?
Until we find a solution about that... I would suggest to use an online service for uploading your photos (like postimg.cc , imgbb.com , gifyu.com, ... imgur... etc)
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by chronicleroflegends » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:47 pm

For anyone who can't play, or who is having trouble completing the demo. I threw together a quick developer walkthrough:

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Post by dale_coop » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm

Played and finished it today during my lunch time. Really cool game! I love the metroid style... and the story.
Congrats, great job!
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by chronicleroflegends » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:14 am

I found a good external image hosting solution, and have updated the initial post with art and screenshots

Thanks Dale :)

With the limitations the NES imposes, a lot of what made the worlds of NES games interesting was our imagination.
The developers gave us just enough of a push that we could imagine the world we were playing in.

I am aiming for that same feeling with NIX. I want to give the player just enough to offer what little immersion we got from NES games when we first played them, to make the world feel bigger than the little slice that you get to play.
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Re: Nix: The Paradox Relic [Byte-Off 2019 Demo]

Post by Mugi » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:28 am

nice!
i was curious to see how your map actually looks like.
I had to kick my world designing into full gear now that i started expanding mine outside of the demo stage, and man it's eating me up so much. world designing is hard @.@
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