Feb 28th, 2014

Nifflas has announced that it’s teamed up with developer KnapNok to bring their next game, Affordable Space Adventures to Wii U. You may recognize Nifflas as the developer behind titles like Knytt Underground and NightSky. The cheeky YouTube video description seems to imply the game will be about exploring random environments in a less than trustworthy space vessel.

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.

The teaser trailer for the game looks pretty excellent, but as always with these announcements there’s no expected release date yet, though we do have a laundry list of features from the developers:

uspenseful 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.

The game is currently exclusive to the Wii U eShop.


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  • Kevin Sepulveda

    Looks fun!

  • wober2

    Looks atmospheric and clever, i cannot wait!

    • Josiah Parsons

      It has a very The Swapper vibe.

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    I don’t know why but I want this 😛

  • Kholby

    This seems all kinds of awesome. I love exploration based games.

    On another note: I wish Fez was on the WiiU. It’s the perfect game for this system.

    • Guesty Pooh!

      Have you tried Knytt Underground?
      I downloaded it on Wii U and have to say if you like exploration then look no further, awesome atmosphere and absolutely massive!

      Really interested in this too, the Wii U has heaps of Indie titles coming this year, it’s really going to start ramping up soon.

      • Kholby

        Yeah. I like Knytt Underground a lot.

      • Josiah Parsons

        Just curious, Why is it rated M?

        • Guesty Pooh!

          Because the dialogue has a few swear words in it, the story could’ve done without it but I didn’t really buy the game for the story, the gameplay is where it shines. The exploration is awesome, so many tunnels that you can literally get lost.

  • starwars360



    Wii U eShop titles this year!!! Very impressive!!! 🙂

    • val berger

      Wouldn’t get overexcited and this is like the minimum amount I’d expect considering the System is already for more than a year on the market. don’t wanna tear things down, just wouldn’t call it impressive. It’s good that there is some support at last.

      • MerryBlind .

        Indeed, the weekly eShop additions are pretty pitiful most of the time. We’re lucky if we get 2 games in the same week, and we’re lucky if the one game we get is actually interesting.

      • dr scoobie

        Over 100 indie games on the way and you don’t consider that impressive?

        • val berger

          it’s a good point, but as I haven’t seen any mindblowing Indie game yet coming to the WiiU, I’m not convinced yet. Then again, even on the Apple Appstore, under 100 released games, there are usually a few quite good ones and Nintendo usually looks a bit closer in terms of the quality of the content.

          Plus, I personally have backed the game Armikrog on Kickstarter and it reached the WiiU stretch (very close, but it did it) so it’s at least one Indie game I am really, really looking forward to, as backed kickstarter projects feel like your own little babies in some way.

          So you see, it’s not like I don’t believe in that whole concept, I just have no evidence to really get excited yet. Most Indie games so far are …. let’s just say not really my thing. I liked Trine 2, but that had been released Ages ago (and I don’t really know how Indie that game really is) and I would have bought the Cave if they wouldn’t have messed up that port. I’d love to see them porting Broken Ageas Point & Click Adventures aren’t a No Go on the WiiU thanks to the Pen.

  • steveb944

    Haha that actually looks pretty awesome! Reminds me of an old PC game I played which you had a little ship, limited fuel, no weapons. Keep us updated on release as I’ll be buying.

  • val berger

    I’d laugh if they would set the pricetag for that game at something superexpensive 🙂
    looks very nice, I guess they can count me in if it’s worth the excitement.

  • Ace J

    *sigh* more indie games….

    • MerryBlind .

      What’s the problem with that?

      • Ace J

        nothing i’m just tired of this massive amount of indie games being released/announced for the wii u, yet barely any retail games are being announced or released.

        • GamesByXerron

          The list is only going to grow, there are only a few Nintendo teams and some reliable 2nd party partners, but there are numberless developers wanting to get on the Wii U, myself included.

        • MerryBlind .

          Well even then, there aren’t even that many indie games on Wii U, although I agree a lot seem to be announced for it. However, I’m comparing with Steam, so maybe that’s not really fair lol. What’s on Wii U so far is good though.

          As for retail games, well, sure if it’s your only console or ‘console of choice’ you might feel underwhelmed with the lack of 3rd party games. I have a PC and Wii U for my ‘gaming needs’ this generation, so I am plenty satisfied with the quality and quantity of exclusives the Wii U is getting since I get multiplatform games elsewhere.

          My point is, if you want to experience the best of what gaming has to offer, you’ll want a Wii U for its amazing exclusives and ‘genuine console experience’ + either PS4/X1/PC for multiplatform games and eye-candy.

  • I loled at the reliable operating system booting like dos and more errors then I cared to count haha. This seems very amusing imo.

  • LukeMM95

    The only thing that would get me excited is if they announced that Dreamcast games were coming to the eshop.

  • incoherent1

    I love the character and sense of humor in this ad! Can’t wait to see more!

  • Mithiragi

    Pretty cool.

  • Saul Rivera

    Loving the lighting haha

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  • jrob23

    I will repurchase a Wii U for this game. Looks like Limbo in space. Great marketing…better product

  • Shinigami King

    I’m looking forward to this game too! So much announced on this site today that gets me excited

  • LordiMcKill

    I makes me wonder that, no matter how many times we see indie games get released on the eShop, 95 percent (possibly higher) of games are 2D side scrollers of sorts. Be it platformers, shooters, puzzle based or be it just general side scrollers, all of them are 2D.

  • Mjeku

    This looks pretty cool! I wasn’t interested in either team’s previous efforts, but with their powers combined….you get the idea.

  • fireheartis1

    Haha the way the spacecraft smokes the whole time like it’s going to break at any moment. That was just great. 🙂

  • ufg

    just bought Knytt Underground a day before they cut the price by half… still totally worth it 😛

  • e_rocket

    Looks fun!!

  • Smiley

    I’ve been following this blog for a few months now, and I’ve never wanted a game this badly enough to actually post here to say “I really want this” . Like another user said, I don’t know why, but this looks really fun. This is a must have for me…..

  • With all due respect – would you mind posting a link to original story or PR?

  • ShawVMedia

    I am definitely purchasing this. I LOVE the humor shown so far. The Heads Down Display on the WiiU Gamepad is just genius. THIS seems like a must own for any WiiU owner.

  • TaintedXGamer

    something me tells there’s still more Juice to pump out of the Wii U protential…. This looks interesting, I may consider it. 🙂 also it was very funny.

  • ChariotMan7

    This is was a clever move by the Big N. Because they knew from the start they wasn’t going to get many 3 party develops on board for Wii U. So they came prepared.!

  • John

    mmmmmm this looks very interesting.