Kyntt Stories

Genre(s): Action/Platform,

Gamespot User Rating: 8.6 (out of 10)

Price: Free



Knytt Stories, the sequel to Knytt, is a FREE exploration platform game created by Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren, the same designer of Knytt.

Knytt Storiesis a jump-and-run platformer with a distinctive minimalist art style. It is set in the same universe as the previous game and incorporates the same gameplay mechanics. Unlike its predecessor, there is not a single scenario, but multiple stories divided over different game types such as Tutorial, Challenge (skill-based), Puzzle (focus on thinking), Maze (large and confusing levels), Environmental (no monsters, puzzles or challenges – just landscape), Playground (practice) or Misc (other levels). There are multiple difficulty levels that influence the items’ placement.

The base game comes with a tutorial and a single scenario: The Machine. It focuses on Juni, one of the Knytts. The environment around her suddenly changes to a desolate wilderness. She receives a letter from Henna who tells her about a machine inside a cave, guarded by a monster. Juni needs to find a way inside and bring the beautiful landscape back. Gameplay is largely based on exploration and platform jumping. The Knytts can jump, climb and turn red when there are enemies nearby, but have no means of defense. New abilities include an umbrella to slowly float down or up, a double jump, hologram and a ghost mode to view invisible items and platforms. Not all of these are usually available right away. Players need to collect power-ups to activate them, even to jump higher or to climb walls. Some levels also have coloured keys that lead to secrets and there are more enemies than in the original game.

Publisher: Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren

Developer: Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren

Release Date: August 28, 2007

Players: Singleplayer


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