Oniken [2014]

Oniken is a 2D platform action indie game that make use of 8-bit graphic style. Everything on Oniken, from the character design to music, is a tribute to the 8-bit action games from the NES era.

Oniken is developed by Danilo Dias and Pedro Paiva, two of the finest spriters I know.  Despite all their artistic and gamy talent, both of them weren’t so gifted in communication skills. That’s when I came in, helping Danilo and Pedro let the world know of their great work. I sometimes also lend them a hand with some background tiles and with story and character development and level design.

On february/2014 the game was launched on Steam, the most popular digital game store on the world.

Project Info

Name: Oniken
Genre: 8-bit style platform
Devs: Danilo Dias and Pedro Paiva
Platform: Windows / Mac / Linux
Release: June 2012 at Desura / February 2014 at Steam
Created With: Multimedia Fusion 2
Development: around two years
Website: http://www.oniken.net
My role: Additional Programming. Created serial system, leaderboards, launcher menu and multi-language support.


  • “GMB – Best Brazilian Indie Game of the Year.” São Paulo, 21 October, 2012
  • “UOL Jogos – Best Brazilian Game of the Year.” São Paulo, 19 December, 2012
  • “8 Bit Horse Award – Best Old-School Throwback of 2012” 27 January, 2013
  • “8 Bit Horse Award – Best Action Game of 2012” 27 January, 2013
  • “8 Bit Horse Award – Best 2D Game of 2012” 27 January, 2013
  • “Fodinha de Ouro – Best Game of 2012 Made in Brazil” 25 February, 2013

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