Knytt is a downloadable game of exploration and atmosphere for Windows created by Nifflas, the author of Within a Deep Forest. The game emphasizes discovery and intrigue over everything and creates a massive world with varied environments and lots of places to explore. A spacecraft kidnapped the cat-like Knytt from his home but crashes on its way back, sending pieces of the ship across a mysterious planet. Your job is to traverse the barren world in search of the missing parts and try to get back home.
As Knytt, a tiny bundle of pixels, your only moves are the ability to jump, climb walls and shine a beacon of white light in the direction of the nearest item. You won't find any enemies to fight in the game, though there are some creatures who will be more than happy to force you to start over at the last save point. The game feels a lot like Within a Deep Forest but is purposefully less complex and easier to play. The idea is to sit back and explore a beautiful world, and the game does an extraordinary job of that.
Knytt really pulls you in with its atmosphere, something Nifflas has been working on for quite some time. Most of the sounds you hear are only ambient noises combining to create a backdrop similar to what you would hear standing outside in nature. Short clips of music are played at key points during the game and really enhance the dramatic feel of exploring an uncharted planet.
Knytt does a fantastic job creating a world for you to explore while keeping gameplay very simple. Nifflas has unleashed an extraordinarily epic game disguised in a simple package. It's one of the most charming and engrossing freeware platform games available today.
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Thanks to Nicklas and Hapk_percar for sending this one in!
Note: A few users may experience random crashes while playing Knytt. The author is aware of the problem and is waiting on an upgrade from Clickteam to resolve the issue. The crashes are rare and harmless, so don't worry too much!