"In 2062, Men from Terra have access to a new technology from a mysterious Black Cube they found 5 years before. With this new power, they decide to explore their solar system, in search for signs of intelligent life. They send you to discover the planet Catyph and its moon Tytaah."

CATYPH: The Kunci Experiment is Another Space Adventure reminiscent of Myst and Rhem, and you can certainly play it without knowing anything about the first Black Cube game, ASA. With the help of the data that you collect on Tytaah, you must attempt to access the 7 regions of this moon. Your main mission: understand what the Kunci is. The whole game relies on observation, discovery and exploration.

  • Discover a new story in the Black Cube series (ASA, Myha...)
  • An average of 15 hours of gameplay (25+ without walkthrough or help system)
  • Developed with Visionaire Studio (Daedalic)
  • Play in HD 1920x800 with video transitions
  • OST: 18 tracks composed by the artists of KARREO
  • Different difficulty levels
  • And of course, all new puzzles !
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Hi everyone!

Last night the release of Kitrinos has been accepted on IndieDb, so we're very happy to announce that you can now download and play our new game for free! This project created in 15 days during Adventure Jam 2018 with Yazorius is not just a small incomplete game or a demo: it's a real project which will keep you busy for 1 or 2 hours minimum!


I did all the graphics (environment backgrounds, screenplay and movies) during the two weeks of the Game Jam. It then took Yazorius a month to implement the rest of the game, programming an engine which is -from his own words- highly inspired by Zork (he’s a big fan), and including some puzzles to challenge the adventurers’ neurons. Entirely available in both French and English, this game is above all the fruit of an all new collaboration for us.


Kitrinos, in brief, is:

  • 1 month of development
  • 2 devs involved
  • 6 puzzles
  • 9 diary pages
  • 3 visually distinct regions
  • 5 original musics
  • 14 cutscenes
  • 600 MB of cerebral happiness
  • And at least 1 ~ 2 hours of game play


“1961. The hero is Professor Dimarx, an archaeologist who thinks he made the discovery of the century on his planet, Terra, on the forbidden continent of Meridia. For posterity, he is followed by his long-time partner and friend, Gramuel Solus, who is in charge of filming this great event. On arriving at the ruins, they discover a chasm with stairs carved into the rock. Here and there, strange black crystals seem to indicate ancient volcanic activity. Dimarx is exalted by his discovery, and descends into the depths of the earth without precautions. He is as if called by an unknown force, and will discover the first Black Cube in the modern history of Terra. His mind is then like ‘absorbed’ inside…”

Kitrinos: Inside the Cube takes place in a retro geometrical world that can remind of old scifi movies and polygonal games. The gameplay is frame by frame in prerendered 3D backgrounds with 360° panoramic views in HD and short animation cutscenes. The game was developed with the Clickteam Fusion engine. As usual it is recommended to play with a pen and paper to take notes and solve the puzzles.


For more details (Trailer, OST in streaming, walkthrough and Making Of video), please visit the game homepage on the Black Cube series website:
Theblackcube.fr

Feel free to comment, share and make discover this game around you!

Download Kitrinos now:

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Johnyliltoe
Johnyliltoe

Pretty neat game. Just started a review of the demo over at Youtube.com

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Simon_ASA Creator
Simon_ASA

Thanks Johnyliltoe! Your video is good, well done :)
I know that the game is quite hard, it's recommended to play with a pen and a paper to take notes.
There's a walkthrough available on the homepage here:
Theblackcube.fr
(scroll down until you see the walkthrough category)

Edit: I just realized that you even posted a 2nd part!
Edit2: and part3 too!

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-Farflame-
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Hello, Simon. Your posts about production and post-production are very nice. I didnt read all of them but I will. Its good to learn a little more about that. Thanks.

Im concerned with one thing. Do you try to make most puzzles related to the story and settings? Some puzzle-heavy games tend to have very little story and too much puzzles which can be pretty overwhelming after some time. So Im curious how do you balance these things.

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-Farflame-

It looks really nice. Congratulations, Simon. You achieved to make the CGI movie interesting and surreal while not overdoing it into some weird stuff. There is only one very strange thing - that the astronaut is alone. I would advice to have some explanation for that (hint) in the game. I have few questions:

- Is movement free (FPS style) or nod-based?
- Could player meet few people or other inteligent beings/robots in the game in order to talk with them? Or is it secret? :)
- Is the story partially surreal or mythical or most things are explained and logical at the end?

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Simon_ASA Creator
Simon_ASA

Sorry for the late reply! Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked the short film. The fact that the astronaut is alone is somehow explained in the game, yes. You will have access to a datalog with a lot of info.

- movement is not free. Catyph is a slideshow game with video transitions. It is not realtime 3D.
- the player will be in communication with different characters. They will talk to you and make the story evolve.
- the story is both surreal and logical. It is surreal because most of the technologies and events are far from what we know of space exploration nowadays, but everything finds an explanation in a sci-fi way.

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Thanks for reply. Movement and communication is ok for me. I hope that at least one of these characters wont be human. :)

Do you also plan some survival element like the need to supply water tube in your suit? I know its not exactly survival adventure, but... you are alone on a distant moon after all. It could be implemented as mild atmosphere-enhancing puzzle element, not some constant deadly threat (for example - you will need water only few times in a story).

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Simon_ASA Creator
Simon_ASA

I can't tell too much now :) There is something I have in mind about supply, but it's not water or food. I will have to make some tests first, but later in the development when I have finished the graphics part.

You can see a preview of the characters on the devblog: 2011asa.blogspot.fr

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-Farflame-
-Farflame-

So oxygen then? :-)

Chars - that two unrevealed chars somewhat reminds me of R2D2 and C3PO. :-)
Germinal - he looks like a vampire.
General - I would probably avoid that cigar. Its pretty stereotypical Starcraft-style feature for "cool tough soldiers". IMHO scar would be better. The whole general model is far from great but I assume you wont see it much in the game.

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deniel777
deniel777

AWESOME!!!! Keep working on it!!!Super!

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