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 (106 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2013
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August 1

Oknytt OST now available!


The Oknytt soundtrack by the talented Kristoffer Beijer is now available for FREE!
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We're soon announcing the composer for our next game Northward! Head over to the Indiegogo for more information.

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Have a nice summer everyone!

//Nemoria team

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August 1

Patch 1.13 Spanish translation

Patch 1.13 is now live!

- Added Spanish translation by Florencia Orsetti.

We want to thank the talented Florencia and our other great translators Vadim and Marcel for their hard work in helping us reach different corners of the world.

Thank you!

//Nemoria team

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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.

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct sound compatible
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
A beautiful little point & click game through the Nordic folklore. The puzzles are simple and often times it requires from the player to just click on random things to solve them. The visuals are simplistic, yet vibrant. There is only one voice actor that tries his best to act all the creatures in this game, but most of the times it just sound funny (in a good way). With the visuals, the music and a loveable story it pulls you in this calming atmosphere that make you come back to play it more.

Overall, the game is a fun play for the lovers of the genre, for others I recommend to wait for it to go on sale. Still, an interesting gem worth to be in your game library.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
When I began playin this game, i wasn't really sure of what to expect. This was supposedly a decent adventure, sure, but hardly could I expect it to be any different from most titles in the genre. Boy, was i wrong.

Whereas the game mechanics are the same as pretty much every other title in the bunch, what really sets this out of the crowd is the setting: Swedish folklore is undoubtably something you don't come across much in games, or even everyday life, and I did enjoy learning a bit abouth its myths and lore, which the game seems to send you in endless waves of small curiosities and oddities you'll quite easily find yourself looking up either on the internet or the game's library.

Some puzzles are a little bit more complicated than others, but you'll rarely find anything that can escape a reasonable amount of thinking (sometimes linear, sometimes lateral) and the average playtime is well in the average. The story itself begins very slowly, and might sound and look rather dull, but give it a few minutes and the tune will change completely.

The narrator's voice is simply superb, and really adds that little "something" to both immersiveness and charm taht would have you go: "Yeah, you just gotta check this out", as it will lead you hand in hand with this tiny, pathethic little creature, with the warmest, tenderest heart you will encounter in a long while. I won't lie: I shed many a tear as the small creature progressed in its travel towards the ending of the game, and when the game did end... It did leave something behind. I wouldn't go as far as to compare this game to masterpieces of its genre, but it was certaintly an enjoyable, touching and tought provoking gameplay experience.

Summing it up:

  • Great story, excellent and immersive narration, peerless voice acting.
  • Immersive, interesting and unusual setting.
  • Tough, but not frustrating.
  • A main character you will likely learn to love, over the course of the adventure.
  • Solid, albeit a bit outdated, gameplay mechanics.

If I were to give this game a mark, it'd be a solid 7.5/10, leaning heavily towards an 8.
Posted: September 30
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Very good game, interesting, and with great musics. I'm waiting for the sequel
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
This is a great point-and-click game that I would definitely recommend. It took me about 8 hours my first time through and it really makes you have to think. I was a little confused with the game at first but once you start to understand it, you can really role with it. Patience is kind of a key in this game, if you don't have patience, don't play this game. It's a little slow. Your character walks slow and the narrator is always talking very slow. I got this game in a bundle for a dollar which was definitely worth it. Great achievements and great trading card/emotis/backgrounds. If you see this game in a bundle, get it!. $5? ehhh maybe.
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Just Awesome!
Posted: October 12
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54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 11
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
This sure is a little secret point'n'click gem. I can recommend this game to (grown up) fans of point'n'click adventures, fans of surprisingly nice story telling and scandinavian folklore. The atmosphere in this game is quite eerie, but always inflames the tension and awakens the natural curiosity.
It took me about 3 hours to complete the game, getting all achievements in a single playthrough. I think only 1 or 2 of them might be missable at all. In short, I would point out the following:

+ Awesome narration!
+ Nice soundtrack
+ Great artwork
+ Convenient gameplay
+ Heartwarming story and moral at the end

(-) Not suitable for children due to the eerie atmosphere and folklore
- Way too short... I could've played this for another two or three hours!

Conclusion: This game is small, but not insignificant at all. Play this if you get the opportunity! (:
Posted: May 11
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 6
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
A very interesting point & click adventure with a rather captivating story! The art style is quite beautiful, however i felt that the voice acting could be a little bit better. The puzzles were quite clever and some required a little bit of thinking. Overall a very good old school adventure which i enjoyed! Definitely recommended!
Posted: June 2
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
A hidden gem in the vast Steam library. It's a puzzle game, but the beautiful music and the surprisingly original and heartfelt story will keep you hooked to the very end.
Posted: June 30
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
public class OknyttReviewGenerator {
public Review generate() {
Review r = new Review();
r.setNarrator(true);
r.setColorPalette(null);
r.setPuzzleDifficulty(Difficulty.TRY_ALL_THINGS_ON_ALL_THINGS);
r.setPronounceableCharacterNames(false);
r.setOverallRating("Pretty good");
return r;
}
}
Posted: September 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
I'm not a adventuregeek but this one is a must-have for everyone who is!
Posted: May 7
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Amazing game! If you like adventure/visual novels then this is a game you do not want to pass up.
Posted: June 20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
this game f**king awsome!!!!! 10/10
Posted: June 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
This was an amazing little tale filled with wonderful characters and folklore. Thank you for such a wonderous adventure.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
A short but very ambient filled point-and-click adventure with it's roots firmly in the Scandinavian folk-lore.

The graphics suits the game very well and adds to the ambience. Some of the puzzles are easier to understand in hindsight but even though some of them are a bit far-fetched the old method of trying to combine everything with everything and using anything that's interactable will in the end get you through any puzzle. If not, there are a few good walktrhroughs on the net.

A short diversion that I can recommend
Posted: June 27
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
This is an intriguing sort of Norse medieval tale, with a number of beings inspired by Swedish folklore. Lots of magical powers, potions and use of runes woven into the story. Gameplay is a bit unintuitive, so use a guide or you'll be lost...

(Note: Acquired via a bundle)
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Worth the price. Fairly short, but enough puzzle solving to make you wanna play a second time. Spoilers: the endign is kinda sad. Spooky fun for all ages.
Posted: July 1
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Great game, very original graphics and story. LOVED playing this game. The puzzles were challenging but easy enough to figure out without being stuck too long. Wish there were more games like this!
Posted: July 22
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