Nifflas’ The Great Work is a multiplatform free and open-sourced spin on Kyntt Underground with alchemy, swimming, and an extensive inventory system. Whereas Knytt Underground automatically added powers and items, players have to manually swap, take, equip, or unequip them (in the case of wild animals chasing you for your honey scent). Developer Nicklas Nygren (Nifflas) told me the game takes about 1-2 hours to beat. “It’s however very easy to make additional levels for it and I hope this will take off.”
The game was developed for a documentary called “Alkemistens Ã…r”, which is the story about an IT-salesman that became a full-time Alchemist. The premiere for the documentary film is on January 30 on Swedish Television (SVT2).