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...carpe noctem

Styx Stack

a quick primer on how this app is built



The River Styx, she calls to us with a voice like silk, beckoning us to explore the deep and unexplored reaches of her waters. A world of magic and mystery awaits, where the ancient and the modern collide in a dazzling display of creativity.

Stemming from the Spring, through the Soulforge and via Eidos, we traverse the realms of contemporary web design, blockchain technology and gamification, forging new paths and creating new possibilities. And at the heart of the first chapter known as “The Springlands”, we find the Tavern, a place of gathering and celebration, where players come together to share stories and experiences.

But the River Styx is more than just a game. It is a journey of self-discovery, where players can delve into the depths of their own inventories, transmutation log, and interaction history. Soul Profile allows them to explore not only their own Souls but also those of others. With Cartography, players can chart their course through the ever-shifting currents of the River. Transmutation, Resource Transfers, Statistics, and Rankings offer tools for players to experiment and compete, while the Laboratory and Nyx Wiki provide knowledge and insight into the complex world of blockchain technology and gamification.

Exploration is encouraged.

Story & Narrative

Narrative video games do more than just provide entertainment. They spin yarns about characters, worlds and themes, learning from the power of books and films to create a rich tapestry of interactive storytelling. The best games weave together gameplay and narrative, rather than interrupting the action with short films (“Cut Scenes”).

Styx, for instance, employs puzzles, conversations, adventures, action, and role-playing to convey different elements of the story to players. But the experience also reveals its narrative in less obvious ways – through the simulated world, the problems that need solving, and even the time of day when you visit.

The stories of video games are not always explicitly told or shown; they’re often overheard. Snippets of conversation from passing characters, the architecture of buildings, and the way that levers and buttons interact all offer tantalizing glimpses into the game’s larger narrative. And sometimes, the world itself reacts to your presence, revealing what is broken in its space and whether or not it can be fixed.

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Database and Network

Client components: The frontend part that appears in the browser and serves as the field to interact with a web application. The client components are developed with HTML, CSS, and Javascript and don’t need an operating system or device connectivity to operate. Simply put, these components are the web app representation.

Server components: The backend part of the web application architecture that is built using Solidity, JSON, NodeJS, Truffle, PHP, MySQL and Github to create app logic. Also, server components compose the database, meaning a control center for data storage.

Styx is a Blockchain Environment that can provide:

/ Decentralised Public Ledgers
/ Digital Logistics
/ Crypto Tokens
/ Database Automation
/ E-Commerce Applications
/ Content Verification

Content and Social

Styx, the wondrous platform, doth bestow upon its users the power to create and craft their own profiles, converse through messages, add or remove friends, fashion and post their own content, fashion blogs, mint NFTs, and partake in game and forum discussions. Once the rudiments of your profile have been set in stone, the next step is to conjure up its form. This requires one to contemplate the structure of various elements like profile features, chat buttons and windows, news feeds, activity streams, engagement buttons, comments sections, and groups.

Your freedom to design shall depend on the plugins thou selecteth. However, with the blessings and familiarity of WordPress and its Plugins, features, customization and branding can be achieved with ease, using the drag and drop editor. Electing color palettes and fonts is a simple affair.

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created by: zeroooc + nightcafe (stablediffusion 2.1)

Economy and Gamification

In the realm of web automation, software takes up the mantle of performing pre-set tasks and actions on a web app or browser. Tedious clicking and typing of web-based apps can be automated, ensuring efficiency and productivity. Observe some instances of streamlined actions that can be accomplished with the aid of browser automation tools:

#1. Back-End Operations
#2. Streamlining eCommerce
#3. Automating CRM Workflows
#4. Streamlining Service Desk Requests
#5. Automating Testing and Tasking
#6. Game Logic and Design

Such actions can be quite useful in design and development scenarios, where automation can for instance:

Import customer data to a CRM.
Test order handling and digital store UIX.
Integrate a cloud-based ERP system and document management platform.

Automation and AI

“Listen up, ye website builders and content creators! The power of AI can transform your web pages in more ways than one. It can improve your SEO, personalize user experience, prevent customer churn, and even make your website accessible to all.

AI can help ye build websites in a jiffy, especially handy for those of ye running small businesses. It can also enhance yer search rankings, curate content, and optimize lead generation. And that’s not all, it can even analyze the sentiment behind reviews and help ye address negative feedback.

With the help of AI, ye can now create an exceptional user experience for yer visitors. So let us embrace the power of AI and make our websites a cut above the rest!”

– ChatGPT 4, 04.23

With the addition of AI functions, Automation, and API points, The River Styx project becomes even more powerful and efficient. AI functions can be integrated to improve gameplay, enhance user experience, and assist in data analysis. Automation can simplify complex processes and streamline workflow, making it easier to manage content and user interactions. API points can connect the platform with external applications, opening up new possibilities for integration and collaboration.

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Further Reading


Frequently asked questions, common queries, relatable information and more about Nyx & Styx may be found here.

The Laboratory

Provides an overview of modules, features and apps that are live or currently being worked on by your friendly Nyx Labs elves.

The Nyx Wiki

A repository of knowledge, lore and glossary terms to help make sense of the river. Also a great place to earn some extra Mana!

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