“It doesn't just throw out a few puzzles, wrap them in artistic sheen and then allow itself to look smug. It could just do that, and it will still be a game worth playing, but it uses subtle little touches cleverly.”
Gary Hartley, honestgamers.com
“The whole game is great, but for me the presentation takes Nihilumbra from being a fun and clever indie game to something really special. Its presentation rivals games like Braid and Limbo. Everything looks hand drawn and a bit ethereal, a mix between a Tim Burton movie and a Jhonen Vasquez comic. The visuals are complemented by an orchestral score that’s just Danny Elfman enough, and narration that is very well voiced for the story. The tone of the game is serious, and the presentation really supports that rather than undermining it and making it come off as silly.”
Calen Henry, 4colorrebellion.com
“Nihilumbra shines brightest here (Void Mode). Where the story merely hints at the potential of behind its mechanics, Void Mode demonstrates their genius. It brings out Nihilumbra’s best levels, testing your mettle while retaining the game’s penchant for easily understood puzzles. The mode tests you without employing opaque logic, making you reexamine how you approach problem solving. Plus, there’s even a couple story hooks that bring some additional closure, thus sweetening the deal.”
Callum Rakestraw, entertainium.com
About the Game
Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse.
Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world. This is where his long odyssey begins, in which he will learn how to use the colors around him to gain powerful abilities and transform the world.
However, his experiences come at a high price. The Void must be one. It seeks to reclaim him and will never stop chasing him, destroying everything in its path along the way.
To survive, Born will have to condemn the earth he walks to its inevitable obliteration by The Void...
Advise: Nihilumbra has been designed in a way that everyone can enjoy its story, even without previous experience with puzzle games. However, players seeking for a challenge will find it on the second half of the game: the Void Mode.
New for this version
- The ability to change ground physics using five different colors.
- Use five worlds as your canvas and transform them at your will.
- Original soundtrack composed by Álvaro Lafuente.
- Unlock a great surprise by completing the game. Replayability assured.
Check www.nihilumbra.com for a browser demo!
- Voice Acting
- Levels adapted to widescreen.
- New HD Textures.
- Improved and Fully Remastered Soundtrack.
- Art gallery.
- Re-imagined and intuitive controls and menus.
- Improved atmospheric and weather effects.