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''Within A Deep Forest'' is a platforming game by {{Nifflas}}, the man behind ''{{Knytt}}'' and ''KnyttStories'', with a unique protagonist and an extremely simple concept.

You are a ball. You can, by completing certain objectives which are not given to you, acquire new materials from which to form yourself. The overarching story is that you must send yourself back in time to stop a mad scientist from detonating a bomb which will exterminate all life on the planet.

Notable for its simple graphics, virtually limitless exploration of the game world, and breathtaking music. You can find it [[http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?page=1004Within+a+Deep+Forest here.]] A very nice 20-minute speedrun of the game, played by Nifflas himself, can be watched [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2125611485488951305# here]].
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!!This work contains examples of:

* BadFuture: The Future. Dr Cliche has won in this future, and therefore everything is frozen over and bleak.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: You can't solve a puzzle/progress as your current material? Suicide and pick a new one before you regenerate at the nearest SavePoint.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: The final form you can pick allows you to fly with careful timing of your button presses.
* EscortMission: In Shinock Reign's Tower.
** And you can die during it of course - from the escort (a cute little spider) itself!
* ExcusePlot: You're a ''ball''. You're going to SaveTheWorld.
* GameplayStorySegregation: Everything about the game -- the environments, the music and the exploration-based gameplay -- seem designed to encourage a serene, TakeYourTime experience. Yet you are ostensibly racing against time to find and disarm a bomb. [[spoiler:With only SECONDS TO SPARE, according to the ending!]]
* GroundPound: Not in the most literal sense, but the metal ball has this effect if bounced enough, as it can destroy cracked wooden bridges.
* HubLevel: The main area, Pinewood Heights, sort of acts as this to the other levels, including ''the moon''.
* InvisibleBlock: They're visible only when you're close to them in the Shadowlands. [[FakePlatform The visible ones aren't actually platforms...]]
* LevelAte: Relatively subtle, but the Moon is known as the "Lunar Cheese Extraction Factory" and appears to be made mostly of CartoonCheese, with mice running around some areas.
** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky", and his first game ''#modarchive story'' also showed a moon made of cheese with holes in it during the Nifflas Forest level. (Nifflas sure likes the CheesyMoon trope.)
* MetroidVania: An unusual mix of a bouncy ball and a no combat style, but it fits damn well considering each new ball form will allow you to progress to new areas.
* MinecartMadness: Appears as a sudden change of pace and ambience with an upbeat trumpet track.
* {{MOD}}: All of the game's music is in this format (specifically, .IT files).
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr.Cliche. His name is particularly tongue-in-cheek about this.
* NintendoHard: You will die a lot, especially in glass ball form. Save points being frequent (Usually) and the charming atmosphere make it less frustrating though. [[ScrappyLevel Usually.]]
* OneHitPointWonder
* PhlebotinumRebel: You're the prototype bomb, but you ended up as a failure.
* SceneryPorn: Nifflas is especially good at this, and Within a Deep Forest does not disappoint.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The future. Everything is frozen over, including the water - required to proceed. However, since you bounce everywhere, it isn't particularly slippery.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pathetic Ball]] has a very specific use.
** It also has a second (still very specific) use: [[spoiler:it's part of the combination lock to the time bomb.]]
* TimeTravel
* TutorialLevel: Harara Mountains. It's entered in a completely separate area to the main game.
* UndergroundLevel: There's quite a few. The Moon has an underground bit, the Crystal Path and a similar level are underground, and there's also the minecart area and even the Shadowlands.
* UnderwaterBase: [[spoiler:The very last area.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: You can choose several materials to use to progress, ranging from your standard rubber superball, the easily-shattered glass, steel, and ''snow''. There are far more to choose as well, though [[{{Metroid}} Spider]] isn't one of them.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Dr.Cliche's plan is to [[KillItWithIce freeze the world]] in order to prevent it from being torn by war. Was the future really ''that'' bad to him?
* WithThisHerring: Again, you're a ball. Who's going to stop a bomb from going off by bouncing around.
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''Within A Deep Forest'' is a platforming game by {{Nifflas}}, the man behind ''{{Knytt}}'' and ''KnyttStories'', with a unique protagonist and an extremely simple concept.

You are a ball. You can, by completing certain objectives which are not given to you, acquire new materials from which to form yourself. The overarching story is that you must send yourself back in time to stop a mad scientist from detonating a bomb which will exterminate all life on the planet.

Notable for its simple graphics, virtually limitless exploration of the game world, and breathtaking music. You can find it [[http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?page=1004Within+a+Deep+Forest here.]] A very nice 20-minute speedrun of the game, played by Nifflas himself, can be watched [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2125611485488951305# here]].
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!!This work contains examples of:

* BadFuture: The Future. Dr Cliche has won in this future, and therefore everything is frozen over and bleak.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: You can't solve a puzzle/progress as your current material? Suicide and pick a new one before you regenerate at the nearest SavePoint.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: The final form you can pick allows you to fly with careful timing of your button presses.
* EscortMission: In Shinock Reign's Tower.
** And you can die during it of course - from the escort (a cute little spider) itself!
* ExcusePlot: You're a ''ball''. You're going to SaveTheWorld.
* GameplayStorySegregation: Everything about the game -- the environments, the music and the exploration-based gameplay -- seem designed to encourage a serene, TakeYourTime experience. Yet you are ostensibly racing against time to find and disarm a bomb. [[spoiler:With only SECONDS TO SPARE, according to the ending!]]
* GroundPound: Not in the most literal sense, but the metal ball has this effect if bounced enough, as it can destroy cracked wooden bridges.
* HubLevel: The main area, Pinewood Heights, sort of acts as this to the other levels, including ''the moon''.
* InvisibleBlock: They're visible only when you're close to them in the Shadowlands. [[FakePlatform The visible ones aren't actually platforms...]]
* LevelAte: Relatively subtle, but the Moon is known as the "Lunar Cheese Extraction Factory" and appears to be made mostly of CartoonCheese, with mice running around some areas.
** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky", and his first game ''#modarchive story'' also showed a moon made of cheese with holes in it during the Nifflas Forest level. (Nifflas sure likes the CheesyMoon trope.)
* MetroidVania: An unusual mix of a bouncy ball and a no combat style, but it fits damn well considering each new ball form will allow you to progress to new areas.
* MinecartMadness: Appears as a sudden change of pace and ambience with an upbeat trumpet track.
* {{MOD}}: All of the game's music is in this format (specifically, .IT files).
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr.Cliche. His name is particularly tongue-in-cheek about this.
* NintendoHard: You will die a lot, especially in glass ball form. Save points being frequent (Usually) and the charming atmosphere make it less frustrating though. [[ScrappyLevel Usually.]]
* OneHitPointWonder
* PhlebotinumRebel: You're the prototype bomb, but you ended up as a failure.
* SceneryPorn: Nifflas is especially good at this, and Within a Deep Forest does not disappoint.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The future. Everything is frozen over, including the water - required to proceed. However, since you bounce everywhere, it isn't particularly slippery.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pathetic Ball]] has a very specific use.
** It also has a second (still very specific) use: [[spoiler:it's part of the combination lock to the time bomb.]]
* TimeTravel
* TutorialLevel: Harara Mountains. It's entered in a completely separate area to the main game.
* UndergroundLevel: There's quite a few. The Moon has an underground bit, the Crystal Path and a similar level are underground, and there's also the minecart area and even the Shadowlands.
* UnderwaterBase: [[spoiler:The very last area.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: You can choose several materials to use to progress, ranging from your standard rubber superball, the easily-shattered glass, steel, and ''snow''. There are far more to choose as well, though [[{{Metroid}} Spider]] isn't one of them.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Dr.Cliche's plan is to [[KillItWithIce freeze the world]] in order to prevent it from being torn by war. Was the future really ''that'' bad to him?
* WithThisHerring: Again, you're a ball. Who's going to stop a bomb from going off by bouncing around.
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29th Jul '12 11:36:30 AM Sen
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** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky", and his first game ''#modarchive story'' also showed a moon made of cheese with holes in it during the Nifflas Forest level. (Nifflas sure likes the image of a moon made out of cheese.)

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** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky", and his first game ''#modarchive story'' also showed a moon made of cheese with holes in it during the Nifflas Forest level. (Nifflas sure likes the image of a moon made out of cheese.CheesyMoon trope.)
29th Jul '12 11:35:34 AM Sen
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** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky".

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** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky".Sky", and his first game ''#modarchive story'' also showed a moon made of cheese with holes in it during the Nifflas Forest level. (Nifflas sure likes the image of a moon made out of cheese.)
29th Jul '12 11:22:05 AM Sen
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* {{MOD}}: All of the game's music is in this format (specifically, .IT files).
11th Jul '12 10:44:13 PM spudwalt
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* HubLevel: The main area sort of acts as this, to the other levels, including ''the moon''.

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* HubLevel: The main area area, Pinewood Heights, sort of acts as this, this to the other levels, including ''the moon''.



* MinecartMadness

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* MinecartMadnessMinecartMadness: Appears as a sudden change of pace and ambience with an upbeat trumpet track.



* SceneryPorn
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The main forest area in the future. Almost everything is frozen over, including the water - required to proceed.

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* SceneryPorn
SceneryPorn: Nifflas is especially good at this, and Within a Deep Forest does not disappoint.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The main forest area in the future. Almost everything Everything is frozen over, including the water - required to proceed.proceed. However, since you bounce everywhere, it isn't particularly slippery.



** It also has a second (still very specific) use: [[spoiler:it's part of the combination lock to the time bomb.]]



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: You can choose several materials to use to progress, ranging from your standard rubbber superball, the easily-shattered glass, steel, and ''snow''. There are far more to choose as well, though [[{{Metroid}} Spider]] isn't one of them.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: You can choose several materials to use to progress, ranging from your standard rubbber rubber superball, the easily-shattered glass, steel, and ''snow''. There are far more to choose as well, though [[{{Metroid}} Spider]] isn't one of them.
22nd May '12 3:27:29 PM Generality
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* HubLevel: The main area sort of acts as this, to the other levels, including ''the moon''.



* HubLevel: The main area sort of acts as this, to the other levels, including ''the moon''.

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* HubLevel: The main area sort of acts as this, to the other levels, including ''the moon''.SceneryPorn
1st Apr '12 3:27:07 PM Sen
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** This could also be a MythologyGag since one of Nifflas' older songs is named "The Cheese in the Sky".
14th Jan '12 8:55:36 AM Semicolone
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* BadFuture: The Future. Dr Cliche has won in this future, and therefore everything is frozen over and bleak.


Added DiffLines:

* LevelAte: Relatively subtle, but the Moon is known as the "Lunar Cheese Extraction Factory" and appears to be made mostly of CartoonCheese, with mice running around some areas.


Added DiffLines:

* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The main forest area in the future. Almost everything is frozen over, including the water - required to proceed.


Added DiffLines:

* TutorialLevel: Harara Mountains. It's entered in a completely separate area to the main game.
* UndergroundLevel: There's quite a few. The Moon has an underground bit, the Crystal Path and a similar level are underground, and there's also the minecart area and even the Shadowlands.
* UnderwaterBase: [[spoiler:The very last area.]]
10th Nov '11 11:31:51 AM gibmaker
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* GameplayStorySegregation: Everything about the game -- the environments, the music and the exploration-based gameplay -- seem designed to encourage a serene, TakeYourTime experience. Yet you are ostensibly racing against time to find and disarm a bomb. [[spoiler:With only SECONDS TO SPARE, according to the ending!]]
22nd Oct '11 11:21:05 PM Abodos
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* NostalgiaLevel: One screen in the tutorial stage is also the Knytt village that appears in the beginning of ''Knytt''. You can even see the main character of that game walking around.
** Not quite an example, as Knytt came [[NewerThanTheyThink after Within a Deep Forest]]
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