ANN: Knytt Stories DS, playable alpha

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    Knytt Stories DS - Alpha Version Release 1

    Available at: http://www.rrc2soft.com/nds_dsknytt.html

    Knytt Stories is a freeware platform game made by Nicklas 'Nifflas' Nygren (http://nifflas.ni2.se/). The game includes several short levels ('stories'), and there are many new stories created by the community that anyone can play.
    As a tribute to this great game, we started to develop a (free) DS version of it one year ago - Knytt Stories DS.

    ...And finally, after one year on the making, the first public version that can be tested on real DSs is available.
    Note that this is an alpha version. Most stories will not have all the elements needed by the gameplay (critters, scenarios,...), and other stories will be completely unplayable.
     


  2. Covarr

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    FUCK YES.

    This is the best homebrew ever. I loved Knytt Stories on the PC.
     
  3. Another World

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    thank you for using the data folder. no one seems to use it anymore. i wish it had stuck, it really helps to clean up the root clutter. this game is a perfect game for the nds. it fits the screen and all of the elements work great. keep up the good work and feel free to PM me updates for front page news posts.

    if you get a chance can you post alittle on how to add your own levels, what tools are available for doing this, etc?

    cheers,
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  4. Seven

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    Holy fuck. Wow I've always wanted this one on a handheld, and here it is!

    This game's a real atmospheric masterpiece, Nifflas is an expert at making a lot of meaning out of minimalistic canvas. I recommend that everyone at least try this one out on the PC before going onto the DS one. It's certainly not the craziest in terms of gameplay, but definitely something to look for if you like pixel art or nice mellow soundtracks.
     
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    Fuck yes, Knytt Stories is incredible.
     
  6. Seven

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    Just played a bit of it; only the tutorial is playable but everything else is just about near perfect. There's just that odd little wall-grapple thing that gets a little bit annoying. Otherwise, I'm very impressed with this. [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome. I look forward to future developments.
     
  8. SoulAnger

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    .... HOLYSHIT :wtf:
    One of the best freeware indies on the pc comes to the ds?
    The first time i saw the old video. I never thought itll see the light, but man dude you made my day. [​IMG]
     
  9. iPikachu

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    its so cute! :3
     
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  11. cosmiccow

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    Wow this is great news!
    Amazing game, I LOVED the PC one.

    Just played the DS tutorial - good work! I'm so looking forward to the next version [​IMG]
     
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    Wicked, this perfectly suits the DS [​IMG]. Now we just need a way of installing stories over the net on it -that would make things easier.
     
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    Juni must be pretty diesed to be able to climb walls like that. [​IMG]

    This sort of basic game is nice for the DS. I really like the video of the gameplay, basic and simple.
    Nice idea with the umbrella, I've always wanted to pull a Mary Poppins with an umbrella in a game.
     
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    @rrc2soft: i took the news of stories to mean that users can build their own levels. i was curious for news on how to do that, not how to install levels. is there some type of creation system, a scripting language perhaps? or are levels only developed by the people who work on the freeware and you have added a way for those same levels to work on the nds?

    cheers,
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  15. shakirmoledina

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    i wish to try this... many like it
    i find knytt a funny name
     
  16. mercluke

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    i'm assuming he's working on compatibility with current levels for ds version so i'd say just use the pc level builder app that comes with the pc version of knytt stories..
     
  17. kjean

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    Yeah, this indie game is amazing and lovely.

    btw, the source code (pc version) is available to download. it's in MMF (Multimedia Fusion) format. [​IMG]
     
  18. cosmiccow

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    I was just playing another level from the original Knytt: The Machine [​IMG]

    As he said, the alpha version of the port is only optimized for the tutorial. So, in The Machine I think the lasers are broken. But I could still explore a great deal. I found 4 power ups and the sand people [​IMG] Probably I can find some more.

    This will be amazing once everything works. It's already getting there.
     
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    Actually, the levels for Knytt DS are exactly the same as the levels for the PC version (i.e. I have added a way for the PC levels to work on the NDS). Levels can be constructed using the original KS level editor, and later they can be directly copied to the flashcart.
     
  20. Another World

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    sweet. i can't wait for a final (if a program is ever final) release. i'll have to make a few levels and have some real fun with this. thanks again for porting it to the nds.

    -another world