[Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk

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Offline Lucinda

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[Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« on: December 14, 2022, 03:49:52 »
Presenting my second level, and my first level in five and a half years!

This level is about a small, post-apocalyptic village whose entire culture revolves around obsessing about not going to a nearby area called Vleindergurk. Juni, a teenager in the village, decides to rebel and secretly go.

This level features a lot of baroque classical music, plus a traditional folk song from the far future. And there are no two knytts in this level that look alike!

Download the NEW UPDATED VERSION here which has bug fixes, totally redone cutscenes, smaller file size, and additional polishing.
https://knyttlevels.com/levels/Lucinda%20-%20Vleindergurk%20v2.knytt.bin
« Last Edit: March 01, 2023, 08:55:58 by Lucinda »
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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2022, 05:22:35 »
There's a lot of fun features in this level. Many customized NPCs and an especially charming custom song. I certainly will never go to Vleindergurk.

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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2022, 08:13:04 »
This is great. It's got the charm of the older/first custom KS levels along with the effort, style, and substance of later efforts that have the level editing down, effortless storytelling both ambient and narrative, great custom art and great music throughout. Love it.

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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2022, 20:38:32 »
This positive early feedback is warming my heart 8D I'm happy with the storytelling results I got this time, as the story for my last level was pretty cheesy. As someone with a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing, I needed to do right by Knytt Stories!
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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2022, 19:55:30 »
This is going to be one of those levels that I'll replay from time to time even after another 15 years with KS. The story is both funny and touching, there are many little secrets and the custom Knytts are all very cute.

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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2022, 01:06:37 »
This level is probably the most "pure fun" I've played in a long time. Like Polana I'll probably revisit this level occasionally. :)

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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2022, 22:56:40 »
That makes me super glad. I think returning to play the level once a year/every two years or so is the highest compliment, or at least that's how I express my love for levels. Such as Gustav's Son :shifty:
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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2023, 08:56:38 »
Version 2 now exists. Knocked it out in one day after a "tap tap I'm waiting" type message from none other than DonDoli.
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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2023, 23:43:43 »
What a wonderful level! I loved the custom content! Really, flawless execution all around.

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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2023, 06:09:14 »
good level. queer themes, though probably i'm looking too deep into it. the "jesus advises" cutscene cracked me up.

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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2023, 00:42:31 »
Responding to some questions and comments

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Thank you for the support everyone :-)
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Re: [Normal/Hard] [Medium] [Challenge] [KS+] Vleindergurk
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2023, 13:10:58 »
Not much for me to add to what has been already said in terms of feedback, just wanted to chime in to say this was a very enjoyable short level. Thanks for making this!

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