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Styx Stack

a quick primer on how this app is built



Styx (often referred to as “The River”)…

is an innovative and decentralized interactive storytelling platform that merges blockchain technology and gamification to provide users with a captivating and immersive experience. Content creators are empowered to retain full ownership of their creations while enjoying the benefits of blockchain‘s transparency and security. At the heart of the platform lies the River, a dynamic world map where players can explore interactive narratives, engage in gameplay, and connect with like-minded individuals to form vibrant communities. The River serves as a canvas for endless possibilities, where users can shape their destinies, discover hidden resources, and even experiment with soul transmutation. Guided by enigmatic creatures like the Wisp, users embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, uncovering new dimensions within themselves and the rich storytelling universe. Styx fosters creativity, engagement, and community, rewarding content creators for their unique contributions while promoting a safe and educational environment for all users.

Key Features:

  1. Decentralized Storytelling: Styx operates on a decentralized framework, enabling content creators to maintain full ownership and control over their work, while leveraging blockchain‘s advantages in transparency and security.
  2. Interactive Gameplay and Narratives: The platform’s River serves as a dynamic world map, offering users interactive gameplay and narrative-driven experiences, providing a captivating journey of exploration and self-discovery.
  3. Community Building: Styx allows users to connect with like-minded individuals, form communities, and collaborate on projects within the platform’s engaging and supportive ecosystem.
  4. Guided by the Wisp: Mysterious and exciting, the Wisp acts as a guiding presence, encouraging users to unleash their creativity and embrace new possibilities.
  5. Educational and Safe Environment: Styx prioritizes a safe and positive user experience by enforcing strict content guidelines and employing a combination of bot and human moderation. It also promotes learning through exposure to diverse narratives and ideas.
  6. Rewards for Creators: Content creators are recognized and rewarded for their efforts, fostering a thriving community of artists, writers, and storytellers.

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.

created by: zeroooc + nightcafe (stablediffusion 2.1)
created by: zeroooc + nightcafe (stablediffusion 2.1)

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.

created by: zeroooc + nightcafe (stablediffusion 2.1)
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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We, at Nyx Labs, love to experiment with new technologies and are constantly learning and evolving as we explore their potential. We strive to label and distinguish the images appropriately, indicating whether they are AI-generated or not. However, it's important to note that AI-generated images may not depict real-world objects, people, or events and may contain fictional or manipulated elements. As we navigate this creative journey, we appreciate your understanding and encourage viewer discretion when interpreting and using these images.

We assume no responsibility for any misinterpretation or misunderstanding arising from the use of either AI-generated or hand-made images on this website.

created by: zeroooc + nightcafe (stablediffusion 2.1)

Further Reading


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!

The Lonely Tree


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

Lab Tubes

The Laboratory

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

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