Hi! I'm Dustin.
You may know me as Chronicler of legends or Chrono for short.
I have been working on Nix: The Paradox Relic since the release of Nesmaker in August of 2018.
When I was a child, the Nes was my introduction to video games. Like
many people, I would spend hours in front of a small CRT television, immersing myself in its
primitive pixelated worlds. By the time my parents and teachers started to ask me what I wanted
to do when I was an adult, I had decided I wanted to make my own games. When I was presented
with an opportunity to develop a game for the system that inspired me so much, I couldn't pass it up.
I love video games of all kinds. Retro, Modern, Simple, Complex, First Person Shooter, Platformer, SHMUP, Strategy, Puzzle, Visual Novel... ALL kinds.
And not just playing them. I love the rich culture and history surrounding video games, and do my best to preserve what I can for future generations.
Besides my experiments in game design, digital art, and programming, I also collect and restore retro video games and consoles, a hobby I have had for more than
I wouldn't have made it this far without help, and I am very thankful to everyone who supported this project.
First I would like to thank Jamie - My incredible wife.
None of this would be possible without her by my side. To say she was my moral support would be an understatement.
She was constantly engaged with every step of development, giving me her input on art, music, level design, enemy
behavior and all aspects of the game. Even with no programming experience, she helped me track down quite a few of
the games nastiest bugs.
She is also the artist of all the cute retro-style artwork that is included in the manual. I described the characters
and enemies of the game to her and let her use her own imagination to create these little pieces of art. I love the
way they ended up looking.
I would also like to thank the amazing friends I made in the Nesmaker community:
Joe Granato: the creator of NesMaker, Artix, xWhyohwhyx, Dale Coop, Kasumi, Redherring32, Joe Alonzo, Cargo, FunctionalForm, and many others from
the forums, facebook group, and discord server. Thanks for listening to my mountains of questions!