Factsheet

Developer:
Napnok Games
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Release date:
April 9th 2015

Platforms:
Wii U eShop

Website:
affordablespaceadventures.com/

Regular Price:

18.99
$19.99
£16.99

Description

Enjoy all the thrills and excitement of space exploration on a budget? Uexplore brings you affordable space adventures without compromising comfort, fun and safety. Our newest Small Craft (TM) line with its intuitive and simple Heads Down Display technology offers all the functionality and flexibility of the Heads Up Displays installed in more expensive space ships, but at a fraction of the price.

History

Affordable Space Adventures is a collaboration between Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren (Knytt Underground, Nightsky) and KnapNok Games (Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party). We are merging Nifflas' passion for making atmospheric exploration and mind-bending puzzles with KnapNok Games' dedication to work with weird new interfaces and an eye for what is happening in front of the TV. Nifflas (Sweden) has been working in the KnapNok Games offices (Denmark) since the summer 2013 realizing Affordable Space Adventures. The game is supported by the Danish Film Institute.

Features

  • Suspenseful stealth puzzling: How do you configure and control the system so you don’t get seen, heard or otherwise detected?
  • Experience thrills, spookiness and beautiful areas of the world crafted and designed by Swedish indie game developer “Nifflas”.
  • Multiple difficulty levels ranging from family friendly to extremely complex.
  • Play with your friends and control the ship together or take on the challenge alone.
  • A game that truly utilizes the potential of the Wii U hardware.

Videos

Affordable Space Adventures Accolades Trailer YouTube

Affordable Space Adventures Atmospheric Trailer YouTube

Affordable Space Adventures E3 2014 Teaser YouTube

Affordable Space Adventures GDC 2014 Teaser YouTube, Vimeo

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Destructoid Editor's Choice Best of PAX" Boston, US

    Selected Articles

    • "Affordable Space Adventures is the Wii U experience I imagined in 2012"
      - Darren Nakamura, destructoid.com
    • "KnapNok Games’ latest title is surely shaking up to be an escapade of intergalactic proportions."
      - Evan Bourgault, Electric Sistahood
    • "Easily one of the best uses of the Wii U’s GamePad I’ve ever encountered."
      - , Technobuffalo
    • "There's a sense of satisfaction that comes in solving puzzles alone, but Affordable Space Adventures has made cooperative success feel far more rewarding. "
      - Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com
    • "Talk isn't cheap when it comes to Affordable Space Adventures' multiplayer"
      - Megan Farokhmanesh, polygon.com
    • "Nifflas and KnapNok want to make as much use of the Wii U hardware as Nintendo themselves, using the system's second screen as an intrinsic part of the game instead of a gimmick."
      - by Noah Waldman, killscreendaily.com
    • "Right now, Wii U owners may have something very special to look forward to"
      - Andres Ruiz, twinfinite.net
    • " Space travel isn't cheap, but that doesn't mean you need fancy things like radar-based vision or mechanical reliability to have a proper adventure!"
      - , joystiq.com
    • ""an atmospheric stealth puzzle game headed to the Wii U with the budget conscious space traveler in mind""
      - Dave Tach, polygon.com
    • "When you consider the games that KnapNok (B.U.T.T.O.N., Spin The Bottle) and Nifflas (Knytt Underground, NightSky) have made, it might be hard to imagine them working on a game together, but that's part of what makes their new project, Affordable Space Adventures for the Wii U due later this year, so enticing. "
      - , gamasutra.com
    • "A superb lesson in level design"
      - Lezard, niveloculto.com
    • "Take the plunge and get lost in the world of Spectaculon to play one of the finest Wii U titles to date."
      - Shawn Long, nintendoenthusiast.com
    • "Its intelligent challenges and its great atmosphere hook you in from start to finish, and that's before we even talk about its multiplayer."
      - Alberto LLoret, Hobbyconsolas
    • "More Wii U games like this, please!"
      - Stephen Totilo, Kotaku

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      About Napnok Games

      Boilerplate
      NAPNOK GAMES (formerly KNAPNOK GAMES, Hexblade and Lateral Labs) is a 7+ year old indie dev studio, with such widely acclaimed titles as Affordable Space Adventures (Top 25 WiiU titles of all time, IGN) and Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (INDIECADE 2013, Best Tech Award) as well as AR toy hybrids like Airhogs Connect (Auggies 2016 winner). NAPNOK prides itself on a deep commitment to bringing indie innovation to improbable problems- an ideal held by all of the 60+ Devs in each of the four current studios (Copenhagen, Paris, Minneapolis and Skopje). NAPNOK’s mission is to create groundbreaking local/social multiplayer experiences driven by novel interfaces and new technologies on any platform from traditional console games to connected toys.

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      Affordable Space Adventures Credits

      Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren
      Game design, graphic design, audio design, music and programming, Nifflas

      Dajana Dimovska,
      Producer, KnapNok Games

      Simon Nielsen
      Artist, KnapNok Games

      Casper Petersen
      Artist, KnapNok Games

      Jonas Haxø
      2D and Video Artist, KnapNok Games

      Lau Korsgaard
      Game design, KnapNok Games

      Kayode "K" Shonibare-Lewis
      Assistant game designer, KnapNok Games

      Heino Jørgensen
      Programmer, KnapNok Games

      Sebbe Selvig
      Programmer, KnapNok Games

      Anders Lystad Brevik
      Programmer, KnapNok Games

      Anchel Labena
      PR, KnapNok Games

      Sidsel Hermansen
      Audio, KnapNok Games

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