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Nimbus is a unique combination of racing & puzzling. The player controls a craft with no means of directly propelling itself and needs to use whatever is scattered around the levels to acquire thrust and reach the goal. Traverse a world map with several distinct islands in order to recover your lost love.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2010
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Nimbus is a unique combination of racing & puzzling. The player controls a craft with no means of directly propelling itself and needs to use whatever is scattered around the levels to acquire thrust and reach the goal. Traverse a world map with several distinct islands in order to recover your lost love. Light on story, but heavy on gameplay Nimbus offers several hours of increasingly harder challenges.

Key features:

  • Over 50 levels available on the main campaign
  • Unique game play that is easy to understand, but hard to master
  • A varied blend of levels that requires a combination of skill & puzzle solving
  • Plenty of opportunity for optimizing how you approach each level in order to beat the best times
  • Several trails, levels and ships to unlock
  • Loads of secrets & tricks

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: P4 2 ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 capable card ( NVIDIA GeForce 6 series, ATI 1300XT series or newer )
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 670 mb
    • Sound: Directx 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
What a wonderful game, in every way! Beautiful, challenging and fun to play!

...and you can get the soundtrack for FREE here!:
http://carlkarjalainen.bandcamp.com/album/nimbus-soundtrack
Posted: April 28
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
"That falling game"

That's how this was described to me. I never thought I'd like it. But I love it.

It's such a shame the team has gone largely off the radar. I'd love to play a follow up.
Posted: June 22
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95.4 hrs on record
This game is a little gem, highly under-rated. It's the ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: March 26
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5.9 hrs on record
Absolutely lovable and earworm-worthy synth music; bright, effective and personal graphics, and instantly-easy-to-learn but absolutely-impossible-to-master mechanics.

Gather this with a fast flow (when you die you reappear on the beginning instantly, and there are no lives or continues), a pretty well crafted difficulty curve (when the hard levels begin appearing, you know you're in for easily one of the toughest challenges in videogames, think super meat boy but more) and just in case someone likes that, global rankings and steam friends rankings.
Posted: June 21
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4.8 hrs on record
Nimbus is the kind of game you play obsessively to beat your best time, the sort that satisfies the soul of a speed-runner; yet it has a satisfying serenity to it all, too. Hard to describe, easy to understand, this is one of those quirky puzzle / skill games that sticks with you (catchy music & all).
Posted: August 21
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
Nimbus is a lot of fun and very pretty, and it's basically just as challenging as you want it to be. There are a lot of optional levels, you can configure how you want the checkpoints to work, and your time records don't unlock any content or anything so it doesn't matter if you don't care about trying to accomplish them.

However...

If you _are_ interested in time records, be aware that Nimbus has one enormous bug: it bases its records on how much time elapses in the real world between the beginning and the end of the level, rather than how many game ticks pass in that time. So depending on how powerful your computer is, falling through the same vertical space without pressing any keys may take you anywhere from 4 seconds to 30 or more. Lowering your resolution and turning off graphical effects can help with this on some of the levels, but these are not adjustments you should be forced to make to fix a gameplay issue.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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