April 26, 2010 6:00 AM | Eric Caoili
Knytt developer Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren revealed his next project over the weekend: FiNCK (Fire Nuclear Crocodile Killer), a 2D PC platformer inspired by Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo's peculiar redesign of Doki Doki Panic for the West. Nifflas says he loved the odd game as a child.
"Developed as an antithesis to all my previous ambitious projects that [means] a lot to me, FiNCK was developed quickly, contains no story, even its title makes no sense," explains Nifflas. "FiNCK was basically meant to be really fun to develop, as well as really fun to play."
He plans to release FiNCK on May 12th and an online level database about a month afterward. The database will allow gamers to upload levels for Knytt Stories, The Mushroom Engine, Saira, and FiNCK, as well as stages for his future titles.