22 June 2014

The Planets of NIKRA

June 22nd Update
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Hey guys, the past two weeks have been really busy! So much work has been done on NIKRA. The amount of progress I have made is brilliant, I would say NIKRA is about 25% done now!

The Boldemo cube is a big black cube that is used to teleport beings to different planets within NIKRA. Over the weeks I have been working on the UI and interactions with the player and the cube.

Have a look:

In NIKRA, there are currently 10 planned planets.
I have been working on 5:
- Maldis (90%)
- Irnem (15%)
- Quornem (15%)
- Mexulta (70%)
- Arthek (20%)




Each planet has it's own style and configuration. Hopefully you'll love them! I've spent a long time designing everything you see here :)

Well, that's about all folks, I'll see you next week!


8 June 2014

NIKRA: The First Galaxy

"Blades were made, but they're not to sheathe. For they are the keys, to Evokreathe"

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~ The Story of NIKRA ~

Nenoux, the father of the Great Void, had four sons: Nea, Lar, Dox, and Kiv. Nea was the god of matter, creating everything you see. Lar was the god of force, bringing balance and order to all. Dox was the god of dimensions, giving all things depth. And Kiv was the god of energy, connecting spirits and beings.

The children of Nenoux worked together and created 7 pockets of three dimensional space. The Heptaverse.
Lar, Dox, and Kiv were all assigned to bring order to the universes. By filling the pockets with stars, and clouds. Whereas Nea, the youngest, was told to create a place for tangible beings to roam.

Nea closed his eyes, and clenched his fists. He then concentrated his strength on a single point, and created the Aenox; the core and soul of the 1st Universe, shaped like a cube. Stars and clouds started to gravitate towards the Aenox, and celestial bodies clustered. Stars collided, and planets were born. This was the beginning of the first galaxy, Nikra.

Beyond the Great Void was a place known as Omwarn. This place was the home of Ven, the Keeper. And The Council, an organisation of souls who judge the fate of banished spirits.
Ven noticed something in the distance. A peculiar darkness, emptier than anything he has seen. He tells Nenoux.

Nenoux turns around, facing the dark beast.
"What are you, darkness?"
The creature grins, and walks up to Nenoux.
It opens it's mouth, and says one word.
Nenoux's eyes widen. And rage builds in the god, he should have seen this day coming. Nenoux grabs the darkness, and crushes it with one hand. He throws the creature into a cell, called Evokreathe, beyond the Great Void where the Neversun burns. He connects Evokreathe to a planet in Nikra, Iiem. And locks the gate with 7 keys, shaped like swords. Nenoux spreads the keys around Nikra, cursing them; only being able to be touched by a child of Eobirith.

Iinenea knew it's time would come.

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Hundreds of years pass, and Iinenea slowly infects planets. Totems of stone rise from the ground, preventing access to the Boldemo Cube, a large black box that is used to travel from planet to planet in Nikra.

You play as the saviour of Nikra.
Find the 7 Blades, and banish the Darkness.

~ Screenshots of current progress ~


Buy and sell items.

There are many planets to explore, secrets to find, and quests to complete.

See you guys next week!

1 June 2014

1st June Update

Hey everyone!
This month is the Anniversary for the start of NIKRA. Before June 2013, NIKRA was just an idea; a little story on some paper. It has grown so much, and I cant believe it :)

This week involved a lot aesthetic stuff. I added tall grass and numerous features to the worlds. I also optimised the whole game by tweaking a few things.

Progress is going well, as you can see :D

See you guys next week!