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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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
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
One of my favorite games thussfar and with a great price. love all the small intricacies and puzzles
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
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5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
"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.
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56 of 58 people (97%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
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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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
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;
}
}
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
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.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
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!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Amazing game! If you like adventure/visual novels then this is a game you do not want to pass up.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
this game f**king awsome!!!!! 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This was an amazing little tale filled with wonderful characters and folklore. Thank you for such a wonderous adventure.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
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
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
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.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
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)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is just awesome. Beautiful and mysterious, grasps you from beggining till the end. And those skandinavian legends are so alive in this game. It's just gorgeous.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
If you're a fan of old-school point and click adventure games and love a creepy atmosphere this is the game for you. It was fun to watch and absolutely beautiful. The ending is great and in the end I even cried, it was absolutely beautiful to experience. If you like your point and click games... This is worth it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A good little adventure game. The right length, the right puzzle difficulty. Charming and atmospheric. Well worth the price.
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