Nifflas’ Games Cute Platformer Uurnog Released on Humble Store

on March 5, 2017 9:14 AM

Nifflas’ Games (the devs responsible for Nightsky, Knytt, and Affordable Space Adventures) recently brought their latest offering to the Humble StoreUurnog is currently available for PC and Mac DRM free for $6.99 USD.

The game is a platformer that has a similar animal riding gimmick to Adventure Island and the later retro Kirby games. Here if you pick up a creature over your head, you’ll be able to use their power. This will be necessary to traverse the strange world and find the game’s save rooms.

Apparently everything will be recorded in these rest spots. But this could have dire consequences. As the press release states: ‘You’re mistakes are saved too’.

Other features include:

  • 2D Platforming
  • AI characters (chaotic neutral)
  • Algorithmic music that adapts to the game
  • Two endings
  • Character art by Corinne Cadalin
  • Theme music by D Fast
  • Talking cubes voiced over 21 people
  • (That’s, like, 22 voice actors!)

While the changing music sounds like a really cool feature of Uurnog, the team’s decision to keep in ‘developer mode’ sounds even more interesting. Basically this unexplained system can be activated by F12 and contains a strange music and level editor. Nifflas has promised to officially patch in the first mod that’s created if someone is able to navigate this developer mode.

The game looks like a fun little romp that has more mysteries going on underneath the surface. No word if this Humble Original (also part of the Humble subscription this month) will make it to consoles or Steam but either way, it looks quite interesting.

The trailer is available below:

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.