Brutally Unfair Knytt

To celebrate the PC release of B.U.T.T.O.N., we got together with our friend Nifflas for another silly collaboration!

We’ve prepared a very special B.U.T.T.O.N.-themed mod of Nifflas’ famous indie platformer, Knytt. Check out the mod here.

The official title is “Brutally Unfair Knytt,” but you can also call it “K.N.Y.T.T.”  (Knytt Needs Your Tricky Tactics).

The mod features loads of new stuff: new item locations, a modified map, new backgrounds, B.U.T.T.O.N. characters, absurd B.U.T.T.O.N. content, a new ending, and lots of other secret goodies. Um, and there’s even an “Adult Mode” – yes, seriously. We promise that it actually has an effect on the game world. Those more perceptive of you may be able to figure it out 🙂

Working with Nifflas on this mod has been such a fun opportunity. Knytt is, quite literally, is one of my all-time favorite games. When I discovered it back in 2007, I was absolutely floored. The lonely atmosphere that Nifflas manages to conjure up with his careful balancing of graphics, music, and gameplay is one-of-a-kind. I do adore the follow-up game Knytt Stories of course, but for me Knytt will always be “the original.” Speaking as a player, the game stands as one of my formative gaming experience.

Sure, our irreverent mod kind of “spoils” that atmosphere – very intentionally so. But hey, a mod is a mod, right? To think that four years later, I’d still be living in Copenhagen, working with Nifflas himself on a mod of the game… well, it’s a little too much to process. Life is crazy!

Questions? Comments? Check out Nifflas’ forums for an on-going discussion of the game, here.

By the way, rumor has it that there are some strange, secret photos hidden somewhere in the B.U.T.T.O.N. webspace. No comment!

Update: we should mention that Nifflas deserves the vast share of the credit here. The mod itself was his idea! All we did was add a modicum of silliness and B.U.T.T.O.N.-infused absurdity. And Nils drew the avatar graphics (and the other three B.U.T.T.O.N. characters – search for them!)