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.
User reviews: Very Positive (582 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 25, 2013

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June 13

Win a Nihilumbra interactive making-off app by sharing with us your favourite moment in the game.

Grab It Magazine published an special app dedicated to Nihilumbra making off. It's full of insights and with tons of graphics and music.

We have four codes to giveaway! you only have to comment and like this post on facebook telling us your favourite moment in the game! Will decide the winners on Monday.

Link to the app: http://t.co/IYjhfD69x5

Esta semana la revista Grab It Magazine ha publicado un número especial dedicado a Nihilumbra, con un making off lleno de gráficos y muy bien ambientado. Tenemos cuatro códigos para sortear entre todos aquellos que comentéis aquí diciendo vuestro momento favorito del juego. ¡Estamos deseando conocerlo! Decidiremos los ganadores del sorteo el lunes.

Link a la app: http://t.co/IYjhfD69x5

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May 16

Nihilumbra for Android is on its way!

We're glad to announce Nihilumbra for Android is in the works. As you can see below, our progresses look promising! pic.twitter.com/2P8sqjJJhj

https://twitter.com/BeautiFunGames/status/467238519086526464

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Reviews

“is the kind of game that many will look over because they think they’ve played things like it hundreds of times before. It’s not. This is a project filled with incredibly smart puzzle design and an important message at its core. Anyone who absentmindedly picked it up during a sale should do themselves a favor and play right now. If you don’t yet own it, then definitely consider making a purchase in the near future. Nihilumbra is a thoroughly enjoyable experience that will stick with you. (4.5/5)”
http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2013/12/07/review-nihilumbra/64848/

“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.”
http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2013/09/23/4cr-plays-nihilumbra/

“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. (4.5/5)”
http://entertainium.org/pc/nihilumbra-review/

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About This 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.

Check www.nihilumbra.com for a browser demo!

For a better understanding about the game design and development process, we encourage you to read our Nihilumbra HD Gamasutra post-mortem.

Key Features


  • 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.

New for this version
  • 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.

Nihilumbra presskit.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Nihilumbra is not compatible with Apple Trackpad.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Ideas+motivation=indie games.

And Nihilumbra is a good way to prove indie games can have a space on the AAA games on the market

Colors, unnending questions, and a desesperate pursuit to answer the most enigmatic question of yourself:

"Why are you here?"

Our journey begin with "Born" an unknown creature made by somehow on the Void, our character escape from it, after that you have to many question to face. To prove your existance.

This being adapt himself with a family and preferably form. A"scarecrown" (similar to a human form).

The narrator is so amazing , i consider it like a character on the story, because he is always there, he is always saying something about you, your enemy, your background, questioning yourself or giving you clues, annnything.....

The colors are an essential fact throught the story, a new color = a new power, a way to understand this new and strange world. Every single one has a purpose to help you. You would notice you eventually will need to mix them to get it done.

The OST is well done, specially on the void pursuit.

Negative things:

-Short: 3 hours to complete the main storyline (but it have a void mode to replay the story)

-The puzzles aren´t very convoluted, fews are going to stop you and make you think for a moment.


This game has the word "originality" in every part of it, that is the most remarkable of the game. Is a philosophical game with a clearly message waiting in the end. Games like this makes you faith on indie games increases.
Posted: August 18
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Nihilumbra is a platformer with a few twists. You go through many different enviroments while learning about colors, its abilities as well as yourself. The game revolves around the subject of life, death and existence. It really gets to you sometimes...having to reconsider all that you know. This game isn't complete without puzzles, some are self-explanatory while others require some thinking. There are achievements that are really easy to acquire, while others require patience and practice. Overall, the concept is unique for a standard platformer.

Highly recommend it for those looking into some good platformers. Rating: 8.5/10
Posted: August 20
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
this game was cool, original and also fun to play, which seem to be uncommon qualities in most indie games. some of the level design is kind of cheap in the sense that forces you to die a few times before finding the solution to a path. it never gets bad enough to make you want to stop, though. the puzzles are quite easy and it feels more like a platformer than a puzzle game, but the "puzzle" parts are enjoyable and genuinely fun and neat. it's kinda short for the asking price but it's still quite nice.

it's got its flaws: the narrator is quite prevalent and if you dislike his voice at all it might get on your nerves. the level design issue that i brought up earlier isn't really a deal breaker or anything but it's still there.

but despite these flaws, its high points are super cool and i think it's definitely worth buying and playing. it's a pretty neat game.
Posted: September 11
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Really enjoyed the game, one of the few puzzle games with certain action sequences stuffed in, along with a superb atmosphere & music. I'd play it again if I could erase my memory, but am happy beating the Void Mode for now. Gosh.

+Easy for the eye & controls are easy to learn
+Brilliant music
+Beautiful graphics
+Story Mode is not too hard for even children to play

-Void Mode can be *VERY* challenging to adults (unlocked after finishing the Story Mode, of course)
^Suppose the above can be added as a positive thing for all you brainiacs/thinkers!
-Depressing story (it's still a plus, game-wise... Perhaps players can redeem themselves eventually? *cough*)
Posted: May 20
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Nihilumbra is an amazing puzzle-platformer where you fight the dark void with colour and life.
It has everything a good game needs:
  • meaningful background story
  • innovative gameplay concept
  • creative level design with awesome artwork
  • beautiful & eerie music, voice and sound effects
  • comfortable raise in difficulty as you advance in the game
  • challenging hard mode
I was instantly hooked and highly recommend this game to everyone.

10/10
Posted: July 26
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129 of 158 people (82%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Underrated magic

This game is amazing, really. It's a small life, which the player lives with the Born. A life full of danger, fear, regret and melancholy.
When the game takes you by the hand the only thing you can say is "WOW! this world is beautiful!" And the game does not release you until the final credits. And the only thing you can say after all is "What have I done, I have to fix it ..."
Posted: November 25, 2013
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