Aseprite + LDTK = Nixie’s First Level

It’s been a few months since my last dev log entry but I’ve been quietly learning some new software and making some exciting progress on Nixie. I find myself often getting caught up on the creative side of things such as art, characters, story, and music, but as 2022 began, I made a resolution to focus on actually “making the game.”

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An Opulent Update | New Characters + Music

Nixie is on a mission to find a lost human boy on a massive space colony known as Crux Asteria. He needs all the information he can get and no one is better at finding things (or people) than the Opuloids – an android race full of treasure hunting, materialist aristocrats. Meeting with these eccentric beings is the first stop on his journey…

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Meet Jaxa

Jaxa is a lover of shiny objects. She is a member of the Opuloid race, an eccentric high society of robots devoted to opulence and splendor. Though her prime directive is to seek valuable treasures and rare oddities, she lives modestly compared to the ruling class of the Opuloids, and often scoffs at their obsession with wealth and status. She is selfish, but friendly. Though Nixie is told to trust no one, Jaxa becomes one of his very few friends along the way.

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Creating the Nixie Logo

While I’m sure most video games start off with some impressive game mechanic or revolutionary piece of code, Nixie started off with… a logo. While I had some awfully crude sketches of Nixie’s character design scribbled on the back of various work documents and some pieces of music in the works, the logo was the first “asset” of the game I actually finished. Of course, it didn’t go as planned at all…

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