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.
User reviews: Very Positive (175 reviews) - 94% of the 175 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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About This Game

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct sound compatible
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I am giving this game a "big thumbs up" because it is SOO much more than that...it was an experience. First off, being of where it was made from then I do have to admit I came into it biased already determined to like it. (My grandfather hails from Sweden. And parts of the game even contained folklore from a song sung to me as a child.) However I still gave it a fair and open mind to let myself decide truthfully how I felt about it. The graphics, for being simple as far as without a large color spectrum that is, were ABSOLUTELY amazing and fantastic!! The understated colors did not distract in the least in my opinion from game play or the story...they placed them strategically and where they would matter most I felt. The story line was very developed and complex. (When you get to the end then you will understand, and hopefully agree, why I say this.) I was in complete surprise at the ending and also quite moved and left with a feeling of "WOW!"...speechless, as it were. There are so many great things I could say about this game. I very much liked the feature that when you need to combine items or give them to an NPC then you cannot make a mistake as the game will not let you pursue the wrong scenario. The most of the puzzles were challenging, but not too much. You do have an option to have either the voice or to have captions. However certain small parts did require you to have just voice. (I am guessing these were the areas that only the Swedish language was available and the Steam profile for the game does state this so it was not a surprise in the least for me.) There were even a couple of more challenging achievements. Also, in addition, the price is very reasonable and I would have even paid twice as much...it is that good. So in closure, I highly reccomend this game to any one looking for unique game play, an original story (it is based on Swedish folklore), point and clicks, or even a calm and quicker game to experience.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Oknytt is an almost monochromatic, dark and dreary point and click adventure that has you playing as "the small creature" in a world where hustomte trolls guard buildings. Like in most point and click adventures, you'll be walking around collecting objects and using those items to interact with the world around you. Where Oknytt deviates is you also have four rune stones at the bottom of the screen that can create fire, earth, wind and water. The fire will do things like light up a house or make the embers of a fire glow. Water will make it rain or a hustomte will drool. They all do something, even if its background stuff like a creature will appear or a dragonfly will buzz by.

These runes add another layer of complexity, because there are specific orders to them. Rain turns on and off, so do you need to have the rain on or off? Using common sense helps a lot, like you can't light a fire while its raining.

The game is simple to play, left click to walk somewhere, right click to open your inventory box, then left click to pick out an item and use it wherever. Seeing a foot icon lets you leave a screen once you've walked to it. For the most part, every area is one screen, but others with wide edges to the screen means that there's a larger area to explore.

Hovering your mouse over specific objects will show you text as to what they are. These objects are the ones that you can hold your left mouse button to interact with. You can talk, take or have the object described for you. Since I never bothered with the easy to read tutorial, it took me about 45 minutes before I realized to hold down the mouse. Most of the objects can be taken. You can intelligently figure out uses for them, unlike some point and click games, such as fill up a tea kettle at a spring of water. There are still times where you'll be left scratching your head like what exactly does a hustomte want in trade for a bolt of cloth or even to eat?

What makes Oknytt unique is the world that you're in. You play as "the small creature," a fat furry little guy that is still much larger than the mice or other mammals in the game. The art style is beautiful in its sort of colorless way, there's a lot of rich detail to each screen with dust partials wafting through the air and haze moving through the forever night sky. Its not all monochromatic though, there are punctuations of color. Dark blue skies, burning red embers in the fire, dark streams that flow through caves and red eyed gnomes. It all adds to the beauty of the game.

Its not a happy place at all. These are humble settings, yet grandiose in its artistic detail. You'll visit corn fields, traverse humble graveyards with wooden crosses, crawl under the father's house and visit underground locales. While you're alone on your journey you'll meet plenty of well illustrated creatures like giant witches and arms that rise out from the grave.

The music is very ambient and fitting. There are long, slow string instruments. You'll hear nighttime birds, crawling under the father's house you'll hear the slow creeks of thick floorboards. In a way its all haunting and adds to the foreboding atmosphere.

Everything is voice acted as if someone alone is stilling a story. He'll use different voices for different characters and while its all admirably done, some of the voices are cringe worthy. Its more than some guy with a microphone, he feels like a professional voice actor and it helps lend credibility to the game. Plus, even if its him telling a story of what happened, I'd rather hear it than read through the text. You can click skip to stop the narration or turn it off. There are a few settings for sound, music and voice over. You can even turn off the subtitles. There's a save and load function along with a few extras to chronicle your journey.

If you're a fan of the point and click genre, you should be able to get into this game. For anyone else like me that doesn't care for the genre as a whole, you won't find anything that will change your mind. Its still a play at your own speed sort of game that when you walk away, it'll still be there when you come back.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Do you like point and click games? How about seeing dark and interesting creatures that go bump in the night? Scandinavian folklore? If you said yes to any of those then this is the game for you. With dark and very pretty art, and an interesting setup, this is just one of those hidden gem type games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
- Artsy enough to be a real piece of art.
- Creepy artwork and character designs. But with a fairy tale vibe and dialgoues, creepiness is mitigated and thus not a horror game I assure you. Cute main character known as "the creature" and a small helpless fairy contrast all the dangerous environments and monsters they confront.
- Decent voice acting.

- Actually the narrator's voice can get on your nerves if heard too much, he voices all other characters in the game and the problem is that the transition between narrating and mimicking characters' speeches can often get confusing, abrupt, and not really well-done. Later chapters there are slight popping sounds when some of the characters angrily grunt. Quality also goes does down here and there and the pace the way narrator speaks feels uncomfortable and he seems to have some difficulty with breath control. The voice actor must have had a hard time recording all the dialogues as he is the only person who speaks in the game. This probably will remind you that the game is developed by a small group of folks after all.
- Game pace; the creature's movement, animation, and pretty much everything is a bit too slow.
- Relatively long loading and saving time for such a little game.

Final Remarks:
The game is a typical point-and-click adventure genre, but its uniqueness in terms of being artsy alone is a good enough reason to warrant a fun and worthy playthrough.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Wonderful and beautiful point & click adventure! Awesome setting and immersion. If you have the slightest interest in nordic folklore this is a must buy!
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