Is Niko and the Sword of Light an animated comic book or an animated film inside of an app? This was the question that I continued to ask myself as I read/watched the story unfold before me on my iPad.
An interactive comic book app created by Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera, and StudioNX’s Jim Bryson and Adam Jeffcoat, Niko and the Sword of Light is about a young boy who picks up his blade made of luminescent energy and goes on a quest to save the world from darkness.
The animation is great and the story is fun, but the most compelling element of Niko is its delivery system. “From growing up with comic books to working in the animation and movie industries, it was a natural progression for us to unite our biggest passions into one interactive experience,” explained the Niko team on their Kickstarter campaign page from earlier this year.