"Oknytt". It's a lovely, charming, and well-written story, inspired by Swedish folklore. You play as a small, insignificant creature, that meets many strange, magical and creepy beings during a very dark and special night. A warm narrator's voice will guide you through the complicated world of Swedish bestiary.
The small insignificant creature is very small and very insignificant indeed. It can't run, can't jump, can't fight, doesn't have claws or fangs, or amazing powers. But somehow, in the large scheme of things, the small insignificant creature turns out quite significant.
It's a short game, took me about 4 hours, I suppose you could do it within 3-5 hours, depending on how many times you get stuck. It's a typical point and click game, with a few puzzles, mostly quite logical and simple. Once in a while you have to use the classic "use everything on everything" move, when the tips are unclear, but in general, using your brain will get you through it. The interesting thing is the "elements" mechanic, where you can use an elemental power to see how it will affect your environment. You might summon an insect to sit on someone's head, rekindle a fireplace, or start rain. You never know until you try.
What is extremely outstanding is the artstyle. The story is very sweet, almost like a children's book, with a little innocent creature travelling an unknown world and helping others solve their problems. There's simple morals and a simple lesson to be learnt - even the most insignificant ones, can change a lot. The voice of the creature is just cute, and adorable.. like a children's story character's should be... And then you see the artstyle. It's dark. It's extremely dark, to the point of being malevolent. Most of the Swedish folklore creatures you meet look creepy, strange or even dangerous and scary. It's mostly black and white, with disturbing shiny eyes, and unsettling half-human faces. Each new room you explore is a whole new study on creepiness and hidden fears. It gave me chills a couple of times, and hypnotized me completely.
The sounds are very delicate, almost unnoticeable, but playing in with the dark, creepy artstyle perfectly.
As a whole it's a sweet children's story, with a terrifying almost horror-like environment. If you like sweet things, and creepy things alike - like I do, you will enjoy "Oknytt" in all of its splendor.