Oknytt is a point-and-click adventure game where the player takes the role of a small, seemingly insignificant creature, leading it through a dark world filled with beings and areas inspired by Swedish folklore, to help it find a place to belong.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2013
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"Overall, I believe the title is worth looking at if you are a point and click enthusiast but for those outside of that area, you might want to pass."
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Oknytt is a point-and-click adventure game where the player takes the role of a small, seemingly insignificant creature, leading it through a dark world riddled with obstacles to help it find a place to belong. The game takes place in a Norse medieval world and contains a number of beings and areas inspired by Swedish folklore.

Oknytt's gameplay is comprised of classic point-and-click puzzle solving combined with the usage of four runes located at the bottom of the screen. These runes can be activated at any time to trigger various changes and events in the area around the protagonist. Each rune has a specific element tied to it which have different areas of use depending on what can currently be seen in the environment.
Figuring out what the runes can be used for and how to utilise their affect on the environment together with the items at your disposal is key to you being able to progress through the game world.

  • Manipulate the environment around you using elemental forces
  • A unique art style inspired by the famous Swedish painter John Bauer
  • Experience and collect lore about creatures and monsters from Scandinavian folklore
  • Fully voiced by the talented Brian Hall
  • 6-7 hours of puzzle solving

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct sound compatible
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct sound compatible
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Interesting puzzle adventure game. However, it feels very slow paced because of the slow walking and all the small loading times every time you do something.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Playing Oknytt can be an enjoyable experience even when using a walkthrough guide right from the very start, as I did. Using such a guide might in fact be recommended, as it helped me avoid the frustration and the tediousness typical to this kind of point-and-click puzzle games. Since there were no more headaches caused by having to find certain items, discover specific combinations, and so on, I could fully focus on the enjoyable parts of the game: the art style, the stories, the exploration (and the discovery of new characters, stories, levels), etc.

I'd say the gameplay isn't exactly Oknytt's strong point, but only unless you're not a fan of solving point-and-click challenges, as some of the item combinations are quite intuitive (unlike other similar games) and it's also got some gameplay originality in the addition of some "elemental runes".

Anyway, I personally enjoyed everything else about this little game, not the gameplay.

Its main theme is truly original, as it's inspired from the Swedish folklore. And not just barely, remotely inspired, but deeply rooted and connected to Swedish folklore, from the very start to the very ending.

The main story isn't very intricate but the many secondary characters that the main protagonist encounters during its journey are all interesting and unique. The ending was rather abrupt and quite ambiguous for my taste, but not bad enough to cause me any real disappointment.

The visuals aren't sophisticated, but they're charming. In a very dark tone at all times, the game feels immersive and captivating. The voice acting and the sounds are also top-notch. Even if there's one single voice actor for all characters, that guy is clearly hugely talented and does a great job.

As for the game's length and value for money, considering its low full price, Oknytt gets another plus in my book.


- strongly inspired from Swedish folklore, making it original and even a bit educational
- nice visuals and art styles
- top notch voice acting and sound effects
- it's inexpensive, simple, lightweight, neat, and really enjoyable


- gameplay based on typical point-and-click elements. Without a guide, it may take a lot more hours to complete, not to mention the unavoidable frustration coming along the way.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
A quite nice little point and click adventure/puzzle solving game which stems from nordic mythology. A good way to learn about various beings that figure in nordic mythology. Some of the puzzles can be quite challenging but none are illogical or too far stretched. Perfect for a quiet afternoon.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
A slow-moving adventure game cast in a dreary and dark fairy tale world. It's like a creepy Irish folklore story with weird characters only drunk eyes could envision. The ending was worth this charming, yet dismal journey. I could only recommend this one if you're into puzzle-solving adventure games, or just into strange adventures in general.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Proved that a small, in the scope of the world, insignificant creature, can be of significance to someone not that significant themselves.

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57 of 59 people (97%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
Oknytt is a point and click adventure game that takes place in a dark and forbidding world. It is described by the authors as "a journey through Norse folklore".

To give some background, Oknytt is not related to the Knytt games by Nicklas Nygren, although both developers are from Sweden. The word 'oknytt' is Swedish for 'goblin' according to Google translate; certainly the game is loaded with troublesome and dangerous creatures. Additionally, Oknytt is the latest in a series of games developed with the Wintermute Engine for creating graphical adventures.

For the most part the puzzles in the game are logical. Like a lot of adventure games there is an inventory system that allows for the combining of held items. There were a couple times I had to do trial and error combinations to advance but fortunately everything you pick up is used ... eventually. Point and click adventure veterans will appreciate that this game has no "pixel hunting", but due to the darkness of the graphics it is still possible to overlook things that seem part of the background. The style of the game is one of the most grim I've ever seen and for that reason I would have liked a gamma adjuster that worked and a colour saturation adjuster as well.

The most important aspect of Oknytt is a charming story with a satisfying ending. A single actor narrated the entire game, which works because it is like listening to someone tell a long story while sitting around a campfire. I loved all the creatures that are pulled from Scandanavian folklore and many of them you will recognize by other names. I can recommend the game for anyone that doesn't mind the slower pace, since "the creature" walks slow.

On average the game will take 8 hours to finish; for 100% achievement hunters this game is perfect since you'll unlock them all for completing the game. This isn't to say the game is easy, but with enough thought and patience there will be no need for a walkthrough, just trust your intuition. Try it out next time it's on sale or in a bundle.
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
An awesome old school-styled point & click adventure game with a beautiful art and good soundtrack.

The story is inspired on Swedish folklore, you find yourself in a unknown place surrounded by strange creatures, and you have to discover the reason why you are in there and what is going on around by solving the puzzles.

The most interesting point on this game is the fact that you can change the environment, getting control of "runes" that give you the ability to change the things around you.

Oknytt is pleasant slow paced game,and really a must play for the retro adventure gamers.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
There's a certain incomparable magic to being told a story around a fire. Whether it's otherworldly or ordinary, the simple act of someone being there, repeating a narrative that may have been told to them in a similar fashion causes the tale to take on a new sense of substance, holding your attention through every tiny detail as they engross you in the whatever world they seek to create.

It's an experience that's almost intangible and unrepeatable, leaving a lasting impact that makes you wish to share it with others, most likely changing certain details and words to suit your own version which will then be transfigured and retold by those around you. This is what playing Oknytt feels like. It's an experience brought to life by its own brilliant storyteller, taking on the voices of the bizarre and frightening creatures that inhabit the sinister world you travel through. It's compelling precisely for how it's told than what it says, as though story formed out of Swedish folklore is indeed engaging, without the narrator there to guide you through it the spark would be lost and it would be rather worse off for it.

As a game, its classical adventure game formula is one of simple discovery and item utilization, though unfortunately one which is incredibly easy to lose your way in as you miss an obscured item or don't consider an abstract combination. It's unfortunate and rather frustratingly obtuse at times, often leaving me to the helping hand of a guide as I simply wished to continue a tale that was otherwise captivating.

For as convoluted it can at times become, Oknytt is so inherently enrapturing as to be worth exploring for however often you're forced to reach for the helping hand of a walkthrough. I feel personally required to again praise the narrator who for all intents and purposes makes the game what it is, though certainly helped along a good deal with the imaginative, eerie artwork that is strangely curious for how frightening much of it is. It's a game firmly grounded in its own lore, brilliantly imagined and executed, which left me entranced and maybe just a little bit anxious of what might be awaiting me next time I venture into the woods.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
Not that bad, assuming point and click games are your cup of tea, for me, its a way to relax, theres no sudden death lurking around the corner, just a story to follow with some simple decisions, the music was especially relaxing, and set up the mood very well.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2014
It's a well written, beautifully told enchanting tale with the theme of swedish folklore. The art is pretty creepy at times if you're easily spooked, but it all adds to the mystical atmosphere. The main character is a cute really tiny 'insignificant' creature, who ends up being slightly more significant by the end of the game, and I think the point they are trying to get across is to do with how little things can have a big impact or something. So yeah if you're a fan of point and click games then this should be one you look into at least.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Charming point and click adventure game. Really nice art style (too dark though without upping the gamma), very good voice acting, nice story with Swedish folklore twist I knew nothing about a unique addition, solid puzzles, and the runes add a little extra to standard point and click mechanics. One thing that gets a little irritating is that there are two voice descriptions for every clickable item, the character and the narrator, so if you're like me and have to hear the characters talk about everything you can click on and get a response to, you end up listening to two descriptions of everything when it probably would have been better if they'd just picked one of the two for the basic descriptive comments on each thing.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2014
A charming point & click adventure with an absolutely gorgeous art style.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Gameplay wise this is a short, but decent Point and Click adventure that (for the most part) manages to be challenging without being frustrating. There's certainly no pixel-hunting or completely outlandish solutions here - whenever I did get stuck it was always because I wasn't seeing something obvious.
Where it really shines is in the story and narration. It's cute and whimsical with just enough of a dark tone to make it bittersweet. Plus you get to learn about scandinavian folklore, read to you by a very pleasant sounding narrator. If that seems like your cup of tea, then get comfortable and enjoy this bedtime story on a cold evening.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Oknytt is a classic point & click adventure game, set against a background of swedish folklore.

A "small and seemingly insignificant creature" rises from a grave, having no clue as to where or who it is, or what his meaning in life may be, and decides to help a wingless fairie get a new set of wings. And with this starts a journey through the night, illuminated by the kindness of said creature.

The graphics reflect the dark tone of its encounters, with only a few occasional glimpses of colour. The animations resemble paper cuts more than actual animations, which fits the tone of the game quite well.

What really sets the mood though is the (english) narrator, a storyteller sitting by a campfire who invites you to listen to his tale. All narration and characters are voiced by him, making it very much resemble a radio play. His pronounciation is slow and accentuated, dragging one perfectly into the darkness of the tale, yet still capturing the optimism of the creature.

This is a perfect little tale for short days and long nights of winter. Just like its protagonist it seems small and insignificant at first, unfolding inwards to surprise again and again. As stars in the night sky looking small yet offering a light, this game may easily be overlooked.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
Not bad for a point-and-click game, music even goes perfectly with it.
If you're looking for an adventure game, this should be what your looking for!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
I got this game in a bundle and played it primarily for the cards, however, I came to realize that it was actually a charming hidden-item adventure point-and-clicker. I also recently played Nightmares of the Deep: The Cursed Heart, and I think I prefer Nightmares more if I were to compare the too. It is difficult to weight the two fairly though, as Nightmares has more game mechanics like verying minigames and the skip/hunt function.

Oknytt is a darker art, not necessarily grim but moreso noir style (think Don't Starve atmosphere if you're familiar with that). You play a weird little creature with amnesia and have the power of the four elements in the form of stones. For example, in some scenes you can use the fire stone to make a burnt out fire pit come temporarily back to life. While most of the stones in each scene gives a purely aesthetic effect, some puzzles require the use of the stones.

There is no hint function (but there are two guides available that basically feed you 100% achievement for the game) and the puzzles are not necessarily challenging, however, many of them require you to backtrack and combine items in your inventory.

The music is decent and the visuals are appropriate for the atmosphere created by the game and storyline, however, I personally find the narrator to be a little annoying. When he narrates the main character, you can hear him switch into a child's voice and something about it annoys me (may not be as big of a deal for you).

Price-wise, I would say to spend the extra $ to pick up Nightmares if you're really into adventure point-and-clickers. This game is also not that long (5 chapters I believe), so I think grabbing it at a lower price would be most advisable.

It is a good game though, although some of the puzzle solutions may not be immediately obvious or intuitive.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
A nice little point and click, graphics and sound are very atmospheric.
Didn't like the voice acting, it made the game feel like i was watching something made for very small children.
And broke what could of been a slighty eerie atmosphere, the main protaganist definitly should of been silent.
Some puzzles felt obscure, some easy, some suprisingly clever.
Worth a purchase at the low price if you like point and clicks.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
Oknytt is an awesome point & click adventure in which you are a little creature who is seeking his place in a dark world filled with ghosts, elves and other fantasy creatures.

The artwork and atmosphere of the game are really immersive and the interface is easy to use. Only the voice acting could be better, especially the narrator gets a bit annoying after a while.

Overall this is a great game and every adventure fan should play it. Highly Recommended!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
One of my favorite games thussfar and with a great price. love all the small intricacies and puzzles
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Are you up for a tiny adventure?

Oknytt is a point and click adventure game that contains swedish folklore but also levels of harsh crypticness.

You control a "small insignificant creature" that looks like a furball with glowing white eyes and a small trunk with ears. You interact with not only the enviroment and items but also have control of the four elements displayed as runes in the bottom. These have varying effects depending on the area and screen you are at and may be vital for making progress. Most interaction is done by clicking and holding the button, releasing it at the desired action: The hand to touch or pick up the target, the speech bubble to talk to it or the paper to have the Narrator talk about it in detail.

The story follows this small creature trying to help a small alva that has no wings. As things goes, they end up in various locations, and here is where the problem occurs: More than often will you be clicking everywhere and press the runes, trying to figure out how you are meant to progress. In most point and click games, it is often "more obvious and hintful" with say highlights or strong hints in character speech.

But does that mean this game is bad? It makes it challenging. Although it may not be too fun being too much of a guessing game.

The visuals of this game is gloomy, but fitting for this setup. The alvas sure stand out with their glow and the white beady eyes most of the monsters have give you that 'staring' feeling.

The voice acting is satisfying to listen to; it is done quite nicely. The narrator sounds like someone wise yet someone you 'know'. Not some stranger telling you a tale. The small creature has an adorable personality, looking to make friends and help others as it wants to find its purpose and place in the world. Everything else from the hustomte and trolls and other folklorish monsters sound fitting.

It's worth the investment, despite it being a cryptic cluefest.
A hidden legend of zelda reference is thrown in too.

But beware the ending.
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