GT Saturday Specials: Knytt Stories

Six's picture
Sat, Mar 27 2010 04:00 PM
03/27/2010 - 18:00
03/27/2010 - 20:00
Etc/GMT-5

On Saturday, March 27 at 4 PM Pacific, join us for a special Knytt Stories hoedown! You will be provided, free of charge, with TWO HOURS to create your very own Knytt Stories level from scratch.

Never used the Knytt Stories editor before? No problem! Download Knytt Stories here. (If you've never played it before, give the tutorial or bundled level a go to get a feel for how the game works.) The editor comes included, and a good way to learn to use it is by cracking open existing levels and poking at them to see how they work. This guide is also recommended reading.

Join us on IRC for camaraderie, support and merrymaking! Point your favourite IRC client to #glorioustrainwrecks on irc.freenode.net, or use our handy-dandy in-browser chat here.

Upload your level here when it's done!

(And remember: don't eat the mushroom.)


Games made for GT Saturday Specials: Knytt Stories

NameCreatedsort iconByScreenshotComments
super juni03/29/2010 - 11:34ioshiinsuperjuni.jpg1
Juni's Winter Wonderland03/28/2010 - 21:34Healywintwonder_screen.png2
At Land03/28/2010 - 16:09luvcraftat land screenshot.png5
Juni Encounters a Bug03/27/2010 - 19:08sergiocornagajunibug.png3
At Land (unfinished)03/27/2010 - 18:04luvcraft0

Comments

Radix's picture

If I hated knytt is it worth

If I hated knytt is it worth giving knytt stories a try?

sergiocornaga's picture

Yes, I think so.

Yes, I think so. It's pretty easy to make a level that's nothing like Knytt; you can make a metroidvania, a completely linear platformer... you could easily remove wall climbing if you're not a fan of that.

But... if what you hated was the size of the character, the jump physics, or the wide-format non-scrolling rooms, you're pretty much screwed.

Six's picture

Short answer: sure! Longer

Short answer: sure!

Longer answer: probably? Depends on what you hated about Knytt. Knytt Stories is very similar in terms of mechanics -- so if you hated, I don't know, running and jumping and climbing on walls, then this likely won't change your mind. But beyond that, KS is about what you can do with that small verbset. The default scenario might not float your boat, but there's a huge variety of levels out there, and they range from Knytt-like ambience to challenging platforming to complex puzzles, and way beyond into wild and wooly experimental stuff. Some folks here could definitely recommend a few levels for you to try.

From a game-makin' standpoint, it's a really pure design exercise, since there are so many constraints. And the editor is fairly simple to figure out, beyond a few quirks. So that part I can recommend without qualification.

Danni's picture

Knytt Stories is different

Knytt Stories is different from Knytt in that levels can take many different forms or styles. Layout can be exploratory, or use hub worlds or linear progression. The levels themselves can feature puzzles, enemy dodging, jumping challenges, or a combination of these things. Or they can just be about pretty scenery. Many also have selectable difficulty settings.

agj's picture

I am excited about this.

I am excited about this. I'll try to make a story with an original tileset.

agj's picture

Argh, I won't be able to

Argh, I won't be able to attend anymore. Sucks.

dessgeega's picture

well, do it in advance. or

well, do it in advance. or late.

Six's picture

groggg i am at pax suddenly

groggg i am at pax suddenly and mysteriously

there are so many humans here

i might buy some poster board and markers at the pharmacy and make some rockin' wreck propaganda and hold an impromptu live session for this

we shall see

dessgeega's picture

say hello to zarf and jmac

say hello to zarf and jmac for me

Six's picture

will do! should be seeing

will do! should be seeing 'em around again tomorrow.

Super-Dot's picture

DO IT DO IT physical

DO IT DO IT physical hoedowns are the best

Super-Dot's picture

Something came up, so I will

Something came up, so I will be doing a late entry!

At Land

http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/1164

I started half an hour late, but I'm not gonna be able to get my graphics done in time anyway. I'll still do them, though, and repost when I'm done!

at land is now 2/3 done...

at land is now 2/3 done...

FINISHED!

24 hours later, At Land is done! Enjoy!

http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/1175

Nothing story [Removed]

No link.

entry removed due to excessive amounts guilt

atuun's picture

Haiku

Bleh. Not really what I was going for. (and the intro/ending is messed up)

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sergiocornaga's picture

You should probably submit

You should probably submit this using the new method.

Crash's picture

1-1

It's a bit late cos my internet was down, but here's a level.

http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/1170

Healy's picture

Aaahh, I'm having no luck

Aaahh, I'm having no luck completing my game. I'll just try to get it up by tomorrow.

edit: ffffffff and now i'm too sick to work on this. try to get this in by tonight or tomorrow.

MegaIlinx's picture

I'd never played Knitt

I'd never played Knitt Stories before this. Lots of fun building a level!

http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/1172

Danni's picture

End of the Track

Whoo! Spent almost an hour in overtime! Go me!

http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/1173

Featuring really dumb puzzles! And trekking!

Danni's picture

Where is the games list? Why

Where is the games list? Why can't we have a list of events with the new system, with links to their games lists?

sergiocornaga's picture

Guessing the URL was pretty

Guessing the URL was pretty easy.

I'd also like it if when you go into a game and it says 'made for [event]' if I could click that event to be taken to the list.

SpindleyQ's picture

This is really high on my

This is really high on my priority list.

Super-Dot's picture

I found making a level for

I found making a level for Knytt Stories to be too annoying in a bunch of ways, so I made a level for Platformajigger instead. I nearly lost half the level at one point, and spent forty minutes trying (eventually successfully) to recover it! Yay Platformajigger!


UNDERLINE ADVENTURES

ioshiin's picture

super juni

really late for lame reasons. meh :<

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sergiocornaga's picture

You should probably submit

You should probably submit this using the new method.

ioshiin's picture

done! thanks for telling me~

done! thanks for telling me~

Waggy's Beanstalk

Better late than never, I suppose. I left early but here's the completed story.

My first attempt at a Knytt Story. Short and sweet.

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sergiocornaga's picture

This seems impossible.

This seems impossible. Perhaps Juni should be able to high jump (the green powerup) from the start?

sergiocornaga's picture

An idea I had surrounding

An idea I had surrounding the conflict between the submission system and comments:

* Submit the levels created for all Knytt Stories events there will ever be to the same event in the system.
* Comments on each individual event page will feature the levels created specifically for that event.

Does anyone like this?

Wow, Knytt Stories is

Wow, Knytt Stories is amazing. The neat thing about this game is the downloadable content. Nifflas has already released 3-4 new worlds worth exploring, and the game comes with the same level editor that he used. The game comes with several different tools for downloading new levels. My favorite has to be An Underwater Adventure for the trippy illusion section. I love how absolutely huge the levels are. :D iphone 5 cases (spam link removed)

sergiocornaga's picture

As far as I can tell the

As far as I can tell the text here is original!? Will a time come when spambots eclipse real people as conversational partners?

snapman's picture

reddit

Nope, the copy is scraped from reddit.
These things are less like replicants and more like snatchers.

Now where's my blaster?

pensive-mosquitoes