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A Finnish Fable

What is A Finnish Fable?

A Finnish Fable is a cheery platformer set in Iron Age Finland. Run, jump, and arrow-climb through levels while avoiding squirrels and moose(meese?). Enjoy cloudberries to replenish your health and listen to Finnish folk songs in the background.

Slow Progress?

Dev Blog Posted on Thu, August 10, 2017 10:32PM

Moi my friends,

Our progress has been pretty slow again because of some issues. My laptop broke again, so I haven’t been able to post as much as usual. But enough with the reasons for our slowdown. Now, I’ll write a little about what this means for AFF. We’ve hit some walls with the code, and are working on redoing some art glitches as well. This slowdown means we can’t accurately select a release date yet, but we will keep you guys updated. I’m working on adding an on-site forum, if anyone would be interested in that. It will be for questions, discussion on your favorite enemies(meese?), and any other thing.

Moi Moi,
The AFF Team


Dev Blog Posted on Mon, June 26, 2017 02:20PM


Wes and I are working on the second stage for A Finnish Fable and have added plenty of new stuff to the game. These haven’t been released yet, as they’re still in testing, but you can appreciate some of them in our screenshots below.
As we test, the art will improve, and we’ll update you guys when it does. I’ve been working on a new song for this new stage as well, but I’ll post about that when I’m finished. Our posts will resume in their weekly fashion, but we still recommend signing up to the mailing list here. We’re pretty excited to finally have some more stuff to show you guys and hope you are equally as excited!

Moi Moi,
The AFF Team

Net Neutrality

Mito's Corner Posted on Thu, June 15, 2017 04:47PM

Hello! I thought I’d put this in my category to keep the dev blog only for AFF news.

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at

Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the Internet, with the power to slow down or block websites and charge apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.

If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.

But on July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

Learn more and join the action here:

We’re Not Dead

Dev Blog Posted on Wed, June 14, 2017 12:19AM

Haha, looks like Wes is taking too long on those shaders…

In all seriousness though, we apologize for not informing you like we used to. We had some issues to take care of in the real world before continuing this wonderful project and unfortunately neglected to keep you, our loyal fans, informed. However,
we’re back on track and will be until our release later this year. We will
never again leave you guys in the dark, and to demonstrate our commitment, we’ve
updated the site to include a mailing list! Here’s a link to the official AFF
mailing list
This is important, not only for you guys, but for us as well. You keep us going
and it’s really nice to hear from fans. We’ll email you guys every time we post
on the blog and also to share super-secret screenshots. I’ve also just put up an 8bit version of Ievan Polka on Soundcloud. Check it out here.

Well, that’s it for this apology post.

Thanks for your support and

The AFF Team

Happy New Year!

Dev Blog Posted on Sun, January 01, 2017 12:36AM

Our New Year’s Edition of AFF is up and you can get it here! We added banana mementos for gorillas
that will be missed, squirrels that are ready for the US presidency, and a boss
for a year that was both good and bad. That’s right, use your archery skills
and the new year 2017 to make sure 2016 stays gone!

Follow us on Twitter @AFinnishFable

Join our subreddit /r/AFinnishFable

Happy Deving and Happy New Year!


Storing Energy

Dev Blog Posted on Mon, December 12, 2016 10:11AM

Hi again!

Since Wes and I are both students, we’ve got finals this week. I don’t know about Wes, but my college was nice enough to start three of my finals at 7:45am. I am a genuine morning person so this is actually not sarcasm. Anyways, we’ve both been studying for the exams last week and will do so this week as well. Because of this (and a couple of frustrating bugs), progress on AFF is a bit slow. We will definitely get back on track during Christmas break though.

Moi Moi,

AFF Team

Open Alpha!

Dev Blog Posted on Tue, December 06, 2016 11:01AM

Hi everyone!

The AFF Team is very excited to announce that we will now be entering our open alpha phase!

Who cares, right? You can download the AFF1.1 version on anyways right? NO. That version is 4-5 weeks old. What we will be doing from now on is updating the new AFF_Current build on every time a new build comes out. YES. That means you will have access to the same version we do. That way you can get your AFF fresh out of the compiler.

We’ll keep you posted on some of the other awesome things we’re working on.

Moi Moi,
AFF Team

M’dieval Build

Dev Blog Posted on Wed, November 02, 2016 11:41AM

Hello again!

This Monday we totally forgot about the blog since we were so focused on getting ready for the jam. You can download AFF alpha v1.1 here.

Here’s a changelog:

-Added UI Structure (title and death screens, HUD)

-Added 2-part level one, and a two part level two with a mini-boss.

-Reskinned all the Meese (mooses?)

-fixed arrow bugs

-added Sakkijarven polkka

-added Ievan Polkka intro version

-Added intro story

That’s about it. This week, we’ll work more on planning out a course for our game so that we can meet our January 2017 goal. In the meantime, I’ll give you guys this to appease your curiosity.
Moi Moi,
AFF Team

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