Posts Tagged ‘Nifflas’

Freeware Garden: Battle Cube

Battle Cube is neither the latest game by Knytt creator Nifflas, nor his latest freeware offering — that would be lovely platformer Saira. It is a little non-platforming experiment instead and a game he released roughly a year ago and has himself categorized as a miscellaneous creation.

Also, it’s a brilliant little thing I totally randomly bumped into and instantly loved.

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Ocarina Of Tide: Shrug Song Is Gorgeous, Musical

Goodness, Shrug Song is a delightful little thing. It’s basically The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s titular instrument distilled down into a core game mechanic, but with more immediate one-to-one effects on a gloriously serene island-like world. You play as a musical “Shrug,” morphing and contorting your wispy body into whatever shape best sings along with nature. The collaboration between creator Alina Constantin and Knytt Underground developer Nifflas is actually an intro to a larger experience called Shrug Island, but for now just let the music out of your wailing bones. Purse your lips. Snap your fingers. Tap your toes. Play us the song of your people.

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Neverending Stories: Knytt Underground

I love it when promotional screenshots are already 600 pixels wide. TAKE NOTE COVERAGE-HUNGRY DEVS

Huh, that’s weird. I could swear we posted about carefully gorgeous platformer sequel Knytt Underground, but perhaps I just presumed John ‘Knytt Stories’ BFF 4 EVA‘ Walker would cover it. Legendary indie dev Nifflas’ latest was released last month, and very probably deserves more substantial coverage on RPS than this here post, but let’s get this particular ball rolling.
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Nifflas+2: 6 Shots of Whiskey / The Big Sea

I tried another one where I named the characters after my current and former cats. That was a really bad, heartbreaking idea

One of the many things about indie gaming that makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and like maybe the world isn’t about to end in war and poverty and climate change and giant ant invasion after all, is that even established names in the field can’t resist getting involved in gamejams. Take Knytt Stories creator Nifflas, for instance, who’s co-developed a rather impressive, Unity-powered Marble Madness-esque game in just 48 hours for the recent Exile Game Jam. True, it’s hardly busting that micro-genre wide-open, but it’s pretty, it’s tight and it’s the kind of thing someone would charge £2 for on iPhone – a deft example of rapid development talent, and yours for no-pennies. Take a look at it below, or play it in your browser here.

Oh, and there’s a second new Nifflas game, concerning the embroidered cowboys you can see above, which you should really take a look at…
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Dusky Balls: NightSky Demo

A ball. Last Thursday, evening.

NightSky – the latest game from micro-platforming supremo Nifflas, is out now. And if that’s not exciting enough news for you, there’s a demo to try to get you there. The full game is £10, but the demo – it’s free! Crazy. Once more it’s physics platforming, this time rolling a metal sphere through levels in a peculiar dream world. Knowing that it’s Nifflas, through Nicalis, should be all the information you need. The original trailer is below.

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Very Teleportant: Saira

Cor, that's a bit lovely.

So my plan to have a quick play of the Saira demo turned into my whole morning. A new game from Nifflas is a reason to sit up straight and start downloading. The creator of the gorgeous Knytt Stories has created his first commercial game, and it’s a rather beautiful thing. For those familiar with his previous games – tiny slivers on the screen, creating platforming worlds with the barest few pixels – you’ll be pleased to learn that while it’s technically a lot more advanced, it remains completely true to his themes and style, and a lot more involved.

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