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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Very Positive (239 reviews) - 95% of the 239 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 8, 2013

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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.

Features
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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Very Positive (239 reviews)
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Vex
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I found this game to be dark and charming, some of the puzzles are quite clever.
It was very entertaining, and the voice acting was hypnotic.
The lore is absolutely fascinating and I'm sure it will stick with me for years to come.
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idojenkem
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
this game is both fun and adorable. it's directly in the vein of classic point and click adventure games, with a background setting that's very interesting to anyone keen on mythology, or even just general pastoral fantasy. the characters are very endearing, and the puzzles have a good balance of requiring some effort whilst still keeping the game flowing.

it really feels like a game that has a lot of love put into it's creation.
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NoPantsBatman
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This game is a bit dark, literally, but still a really interesting game. Good puzzles and a garanteed good time.
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Archon
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
an interesting game with unique atmosphere and picture
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Ullus
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
A short and charming point&click game based on old Swedish tales.

There are some problems with the game, for example when playing in fullscreen there is no framerate limiter, causing the GPU usage to spike. Thankfully it is easily fixed with something like RivaTuner.

Another thing that brings the game down a bit in my eyes is the long wait between picking up an item, and regaining control. Sometimes upwards of 10 seconds.

Keeping those things in mind, I still recommend the game for anyone even slightly interested in Swedish mythology, or simply looking for a short(~4 hours) cozy game for a rainy night.
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BuckTheStar
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
A beautiful game with fun puzzles and interesting lore, I very much reccomend this game.
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Lumi
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
This is one of those games you'll play over and over again as soon as you are sure you forgot just enough of the puzzles to have a new experience.

It's atmosphere is dark and melancholic and the calm soundtrack fits perfectly. And huge praise to the speaker! He does such a wonderful job!

The puzzlles are sometimes a bit strange. Especially in the last area. But a bit of thinking and trying should be enough to play through the game without a walkthrough.

I totally recommend this game to everyone. It's one of the lovliest small games I ever played.
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scully
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Atmospheric and beautiful. Creatures stay true to Scandinavian folklore and each one adds a little something to the story.
Puzzles can be more difficult than what makes sense at times, but most of them are logical and don't take too long to complete. I told myself I'd "just get through this part" several times, but ended up finishing the game in one sitting.
I actually found myself sympathizing with the nameless creature, and wishing the game went on for a little longer than it did so I could continue exploring and interacting with more mythic beings. I suppose my only complaint is how short the game is.

If you enjoy point-and-click games, this is definitely worth it even at full price. 4/5*
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CyrodiilicHerbalist
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Oknytt is a perfect example that it is not necessary to invent something new to create a good game. Oknytt offers classic gameplay, great art and simple but interesting story and, in my opinion, it is enough for point and click quest.

First of all, I want to mention art style. Game is beautiful, each screen and each character is carefully drawn. Oknytt looks dark, places and characters we encounter are quite unfriendly and sometimes even sinister, but the game itself is not scary. It is a kind of a mini-tour through scandinavian folklore, a short meeting with mysterious creatures that inhabit it. I really liked the bestiary, it was interesting and informative for me.

Plot is very simple and does not include unexpected twists. On the other hand, I must admit that I did not understand the ending. Why game ended this way? Perhaps I am not enough familiar with the scandinavian myths, so I can not see something important? Well, I do not know.

Puzzles are decent. Most of time, game is just about gathering and using weird stuff and junk here and there, but there is some actual puzzles. They are not too hard and can be easily solved, but these puzzles fit well in game, they seemed quite interesting for me, so I enjoyed them. I wish there was more puzzles and less "stuff-gathering"... well, alright, it is better than nothing and, of course, it is only my small insignificant opinion.

Well, and about narration... please, do not get me wrong, narrator did very good job, but... this voice, "no, this is not how it happened", now this words are stuck in my brain like nails! "Small insignificant creature", you say... well, nevermind.

So. I think, I can recommend Oknytt if you like point and click quests. It is not perfect, while art style is excellent, gameplay is only decent... but, in my opinion, for a short walk through fairy-tale it is more than enough.
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Derrick Rifkin
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
This game isn't particularly long or complicated, especially if you've played some of the old-school point-and-click adventures before. The implementation of the runes was a nice touch and the use of a Scandinavian "fairy-tale" setting is nice and refreshing (I'm thinking it's Danish or Swedish, but I'm not sure). Definitely a recommended game if you're looking for an adventure-game to pass the time and don't mind the black-and-white.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
this game is both fun and adorable. it's directly in the vein of classic point and click adventure games, with a background setting that's very interesting to anyone keen on mythology, or even just general pastoral fantasy. the characters are very endearing, and the puzzles have a good balance of requiring some effort whilst still keeping the game flowing.

it really feels like a game that has a lot of love put into it's creation.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
A short and charming point&click game based on old Swedish tales.

There are some problems with the game, for example when playing in fullscreen there is no framerate limiter, causing the GPU usage to spike. Thankfully it is easily fixed with something like RivaTuner.

Another thing that brings the game down a bit in my eyes is the long wait between picking up an item, and regaining control. Sometimes upwards of 10 seconds.

Keeping those things in mind, I still recommend the game for anyone even slightly interested in Swedish mythology, or simply looking for a short(~4 hours) cozy game for a rainy night.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
63 of 68 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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41 of 53 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
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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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
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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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
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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