Download noxico-0.1.5.7z 64-bit build, 681 KiB, July 12 2016, 13:43, MD5: f5a90b9b55177ad380d68195b66705e4


What is it?

Noxico is a roguelike adventure game that takes a lot of inspiration from games like Corruption of Champions and Nimin Fetish Fantasy. Earlier prototypes were realtime, making it closer to something like Megazeux than a true roguelike. The original engine that later became this game was meant to simulate Megazeux, but quickly outgrew that role.

How is it made?

With a not insignificant amount of difficulty.

Noxico is made in Visual Studio 2010 Express, and is written in C#. It uses Jint for scripting, and pretty much no other external libraries at all.


Features

Quite modifiable
Most game data is in a single human-readable format that should be easy enough to grasp. Though the game proper comes with one big data file, this file is surprisingly easy to open and if you put others like it in the game's directory they too will load. Game data from these other files can extend and otherwise modify that of the base game.
Minimal amount of external libraries
The only external libraries that are not part of the regular .Net package are the Jint interpreter and optionally FMOD.
Somewhat sensible weapon damage
Assuming a blade that does not grow dull over time, why would the wielder's muscles have any effect? Instead, Noxico uses a skill system and random chance to determine damage — a character who knows little about how to handle a given kind of weapon will do very little damage whereas an expert would do the most damage the weapon can deliver. But sometimes, even the beginner can get a good shot in.
Play anything
You want your character to be a little pony with a fox tail and demon wings? You damn well can. Besides several base forms, characters can basically be anything inbetween.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is wrong with you?
Plenty. Explaining the whole what and why of it would go far outside the scope of this section, nay, this very page.
But it's sexist!
More like sexy. Seriously though, you can play either gender, with any of the common sexual orientations. It's like the opposite of sexist.
Where's the yiffin' at?
If you mean "why is there so little to do when I fuck a character"... Data defiency, to coin a phrase. I hope to expand dong that part.
Can I just go around and brutally kill everything?
If you wish.
Why Visual Studio 2010 Express when you can use 2015 Community?
Because quite frankly I've no need for what it has to offer. To be entirely honest, Metro makes me feel ill. The rest is mostly syntactic sugar or stuff I simply have no need for.
Why C# though, instead of C++ or…
Because I like it.
But you can't run C# on Li—
Shush. Shuuush. You can. I can't guarantee it'll run quite right, but I semi-regularly give it a whirl on a VM or two, and I can tell you right now it does run. Now take your FUD and eat it.
Is it true that you hacked the Roguelike of the Year poll to win?
It's not. I didn't do anything, and those who did acted on their own. Apparently someone felt ToME had mysteriously won by a landslide one time too often…
How easy is it to mod this? Can I, for example, remove the sex?
The game expects some kind of sexual interaction to be possible — you can't remove the action entirely, but you can make it amount to nothing more than hugs. Patch i18n.tml to replace the "fuck him/her" action with "hug him/her" or whathaveyou, then patch sex.tml to remove the stripping and penetration. That oughta get you halfway through.

Downloads

Main

Main game681 KiB, July 12 2016, 13:43, MD5: f5a90b9b55177ad380d68195b66705e4
Basically the full game. Unpack and run.
32-bit build681 KiB, July 12 2016, 13:43, MD5: 7ab5c2f3adcb489384f944f029257208

Music pack2.06 MiB, June 25 2016, 22:51, MD5: 769bd35d5615b0873cb0f3f4ba8fd9f4
Unpack in main game's folder. Linux version of FMOD?

Source code available on Bitbucket.


Help?

If you want to help, there's the Disqus comment thread first off, then you can find Kawa on Twitter as @NoxicoDev. Alternatively, there's the official Noxico support board. As a last resort, you may contact Kawa on Fenoxo's forum.

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There is no legalese. I don't like legalese. I just try not to be a dick and so should you. Then we can work together.