Explore, collect resources and craft your way through the roguelite forest. Battle mystical creatures from Swedish folk lore, and reach Necken, the creature known for drowning everyone who meets him.
All Reviews:
Positive (18) - 88% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 31, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because Early Access is perfect for a roguelite with a creative community that has ideas, suggestions and feedback. The core game is completed, but there are tons of ideas and mechanics that would love to be in the game. Together we can choose which ones are going to make the cut!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The EA period has been longer than anticipated, but should most likely leave Early Access in 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The core mechanics of the game is in place, but supporting mechanics are still lacking. The completed version will have more supporting mechanics to enhance the gameplay even more. Things like random events, unidentified mushrooms, more playable characters for example, will add more variety to the game without changing the core concept of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable from start to end - all the core mechanics are in place, such as random levels, crafting, combat, meta items etc. For full feature list, see the About section.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The current plan is to not change the price after the full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community is an invaluable resource in terms of design, desicion making and game balance. A lot of good ideas have already made it into the game based on community suggestions.”
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“It's an interesting game in that regard where very very few games manages to get simplicity but also a level of interesting complication on top of that simplicity.”

“I'm going to try again..”

About This Game

Necken is a simplistic roguelike that let's you explore the deepest parts of the Swedish forest.

Take control of the people lost in the magical forest, gather resources, craft your equipment and fight your way through the randomly generated adventure.
The forest is full of animals, soldiers and mystical creatures, and neither of them wants you around.

Key Features

  • Generated forests - There's no way you'll find the same spot twice!
  • Permanent death - A small mistake can take a few minutes before it kills you.
  • Minimalistic controls - So few buttons to learn. Almost annoying.
  • Crafting - Make sure you always have the gear you need to fight your way to the end.
  • Turn based combat - Tactical decisions without being swarmed by nasty boars.
  • Unlockables - Which trinket will enhance your playstyle? A basket? A hat? Who knows.
  • Resource collection - Hoard so many different rocks.
  • Unlockable characters - 3 characters with 3 variants each.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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