Whoa! Shih Tzu was just telling me today about the great Knytt Stories expansions out there, and look what I find on Tim’s blog just now… Concept art for Nifflas’ new project, tentatively called “Night Game.” Could this be a spiritual successor to Within a Deep Forest?
Little is known at this point, but mysterious user “pi” on Tim’s site has pointed out a forum thread on Clickteam’s site where Nifflas seems mighty interested in physics solutions. He even posted some diagrams that bear a striking resemblance to the image above.
It’s quite cool seeing Nifflas explore new graphical and gameplay styles like this. Keep an eye on this one.
The aforementioned diagrams and further description from Nifflas in the extended.
Nifflas’ forum post:
“I want to create a game that takes place in a 2D landscape. The background scenery will contain slopes, but it does not have to be curved like in the demonstration images.
Except for the static terrain, I am only interested in two shapes. Rectangles and Spheres. The player character will be a ball that can be rolled with the left and right arrow keys. Boxes and rectangles collide realistically with the ball, and can be pushed and tipped.
There must be a way to attach several rectangles and spheres to each other, to create more complex objects (four rectangles can become a windmill). There must also be a way to attach a physical object to the background, so it’s X and Y position becomes fixed, but it still begins to rotate realistically if you push it somewhere."