Indie oddity Ynglet ditches crazy ARG achievement for Xbox

We’ve picked up the Ynglet Xbox achievements for the quirky indie game’s launch today, and there’s one achievement missing compared to the Steam list… one that purports to require a trip to Denmark.

Ynglet is an abstract and artistically awesome indie platformer-of-sorts, and delivered one of our favorite demos from the Summer Game Fest selection. We note, though, that the Ynglet Xbox achievement list we just pulled in is one lighter than the Steam list, but the absentee makes a lot of sense if you understand what it (apparently) entails.

The missing 101% achievement takes the form of a mini-ARG (alternate reality game) on PC, with a description that simply reads “OneZeroOne.pdf” being all you have to work with. This is supposed to lead players to explore the game’s files, where they will find the PDF in question, but its guidance is kinda wild. Most of the steps make up a completely unenforceable wild goose chase that involves starting a fresh save file in Copenhagen, Denmark and touring the surrounding area to play each level at the location that inspired it. In reality, only one part of the instructions actually matters in unlocking 101%, and that’s holding the Shift+1 keys briefly during the final cutscene after completing the game 100%. Still, since none of the steps would be realistic on a stock Xbox, it’s no surprise to see the quirky achievement get cut for console. it does sound like a fun little weekend break, though. The Xbox list has just ten achievements, and since you can beat the colorful and creative indie title in a few hours, it should be a pretty quick completion, too.

Ynglet achievement list

Name Description gamerscore
Botany Have Complete Botany Have 100
Valby Complete Valby 100
Christiania Complete Christiania 100
Sydhavnen Complete Sydhavnen 100
Vesterbro Complete Vesterbro 100
Kastrup Complete Kastrup 100
Tårnby Complete Tårnby 100
Norrebroparken Complete Nørrebroparken 100
100% Collect all stars and watch the ending 100
tack Play through the bonus world 100

Ynglet sees you “jump between bubbles that float in the sky like you’re a space dolphin, as you melt into a highly reactive and dynamic soundtrack created by Ynglet’s custom (and needlessly complicated) music software!” It’s out today for just $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 so if you’re in the mood for a stylish and chilled quick completion, look no further! Interested in giving Ynglet a try? And will you be playing it in Denmark? Let us know!

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