Posts Tagged ‘nemoria entertainment’

Co-op Village Management In The Wilderness: Northward

There's a glaswegian fella in this image. Nope, not the guy with the bow.

Northward would likely have you believe its tale of noxious fog spreading out from the mountains at the top of the world and corrupting all those it touches is a fantasy one. I believe different, it’s a far future sci-fi tale of what will come to pass should Scotland achieve independence. I’ve seen the machines, they’re plotting something.

Thank goodness Nemoria, who we last heard from with adventure game Oknytt, have discovered the plot and chosen to inform us through the medium of game. In it, you expand a village (uh) northwards to discover the source. The kicker’s that it’s all designed to be played in co-op, managing joint resources and planning next moves in tandem. Their Indiegogo campaign for €32,000 (£25k) just started, complete with a demo.

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Okay, So Oknytt Is Not Knytt

Knytt is a splendid 2d game of exploration and discovery, in which a tiny creature runs and jumps all over an alien planet. Oknytt is not. So what is it? “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.” Rather than picking things up and using them, the dinky critter has four runes which bring about changes in the environment. Experimenting with their effects in each area is the only way to advance. Look! A video.

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