By John Walker on October 29th, 2007 at 11:55 pm.
Some sad news. Not like, someone’s dead sad. But sad if you like tiny little platform games made of loveliness.
Nifflas, creator of Within A Deep Forest, Knytt and Knytt Stories, has announced (on Saturday, but I was too busy becoming 30 to notice then) that Knytt Experiment is no more, and he’ll not be releasing the promised Knytt Stories add-on pack either.
He explains in a forum post that the combination of pressure to like his own work, and the pressure to be successful after the popularity of Knytt Stories, meant he wasn’t able to enjoy creating them any more. It’s not all bad though – it seems there will be future Nifflas games, but when they appear will have to be a pleasant surprise. He concludes:
“Sorry about all this. I can only blame myself – I just don’t understand how I could let the pressure of creating successful games take away the personality from my current projects. I’ll definitely have to think things over to get my inspiration back. The solution is probably to start a new project on my own – just something I like to do without any intentions to be successful. Something without any previews, screen shots, or betas before the release.”