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Catyph: The Kunci Experiment

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"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 at the discovery of planet Catyph and its moon Tytaah." CATYPH: The Kunci Experiment is Another Space Adventure reminiscent of Myst and Rhem, and you can absolutely 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.

CATYPH is an independant and self-funded game, mainly created by one person. It has been envisaged as an experience, an interactive story based on exploration and logical puzzles. This prerendered 3D game is made of static pictures with video transitions.


Point & Click. Visit the regions of Tytaah, take notes on a piece of paper, and solve the puzzles!
Hotspots description:
- blue circles: action/examine
- blue arrows: turn head/view to look around you
- red arrows: walk to next/preview node/view
- blue dots at the bottom of the screen: turn view 180°


  • Visit the vast moon of Tytaah (7 regions: desert, snow, alien forest, mercury seas and more)
  • Around 15 hours of gameplay
  • Over 800 transition videos and 2000 background images
  • OST: 18 tracks composed by the artists of KARREO
  • Immersive story: try to save Terra with the support of General Lantier, and learn more about the mysterious "god" of Tytaah: Germinal
  • Play in HD 1920x800
  • Unlock bonuses (minigames and films)
  • Developed with Visionaire Studio (Deponia...)
  • Choose a difficulty level: Normal/Hard, or also Story/Classic modes
  • Benefit of useful icons over the hotspots
  • Available for Windows in full English

The soundtrack of CATYPH was composed by KARREO. Several artists joined their forces to create a unique OST (Stélian Derenne, Jeff K-Ray, Antoine Vachon, Pol Desmurs and Cécile Cognet).

Check out the Black Cube site to discover other related projects:
- ASA, Myha
- Catyph Artbook
- Original Soundtracks
- Self-published DVD
- ANTERRAN comic
and maybe more?
Release date
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Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 2Ghz+
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Non-Dedicated (shared) video card with at least 512MB Shared VRAM & openGL 2.0 support
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: openAL compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Some of the puzzles rely on colors and sound. Mouse only.
  • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 2,5Ghz+
  • Memory: 5 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: openAL compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Some of the puzzles rely on colors and sound. Mouse only.
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Catyph: The Kunci Experiment reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Great adventure game/"Spacial" reflection for lovers of the genre, background, atmospheres and scenario worked and mysterious. Lots of things to explore.... and the difficulty seems to go by playing without the clues.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Product received for free excellent game, in the vein of Myst, old 2D pre-calculated! But beautiful and modern. rather difficult puzzles that require patience and observation! Many landscapes, many "worlds". Different game modes, allowing everyone to join in the fun! a good thirty hours in "cheating" and probably much in "looking" :) thank you for this adventure!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Catyph is a game with great graphics, different "worlds" or islands. There are different ways of the game, easier to very difficult. Lovers of "Myst-like" games will find their happiness, even if the puzzles are often quite difficult, the clues are always in the same world. For my part I played for 33 hours, which is a good lifespan for a point/click adventure game.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Catyph is a rare game where the player is at the center of this original universe created by a designer-developer. Do not let yourself be destabilized by the apparent difficulties. Take your time, a precious and ignored commodity these days, and access the truth of this initiatory space journey. Catyph is one of these rare video games where the player is the central element of its original universe. Don't let the difficulties plug you. Take your time, a such precious commodity, and unveil the truth hidden in this spatial journey of initiation.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Catyph is a kind of adventure game as we saw more really. That is, he asks the players to dig their brains out with puzzles on which every reflexion/resolution is not a coincidence. The immersion is immense thanks to the intoxicating music and the paintings that you will cross are of great beauty. The choice of view plans for each set is effective at such points that one takes pleasure in making screenshots so it's beautiful. I've been in the script for over 10 hours at the time I write this review and hope to spend 4 more times doing my neural gymnastics. But with the help of his community to which I immediately adhered. A great adventure game point'n'click, I advise you without hesitation especially if you dream to explore a solar system;)
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