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Nimbus is a glider game. You don't have an engine, your engine is gravity, and special platforms within the game like bumpers, speed ups or other graviational devices. The game starts off real easy, but it gets tremendously difficult. This is not a game for the faint of heart, neither are the achievements. This is one of the most difficult games I've ever played. However, the devs did a really good job of programming the physics and of desiging the levels. Pick this up if you're up for a challenge.
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great game!
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buggy piece of garbage. it looked fun, but crashed constantly- would only run in 1024x768 in windowed mode (and that's after I deleted a config file just to get the game to run in the first place), and then it's stuck in "demo mode". Found a thread from 2011 where somebody ran into the same situation and the solution was to shut down steam and delete one of *steams* files (not the game's files). I backed the file up and tried it, didn't work. This game has been out long enough for crap like this to be completely inexcusable. If you see this on sale like I did, save yourself the headache, or at the very least try it within the refund period to make sure it works!! I didn't realize there was only a 14 day window for refunds, so here I am on the 18th day finally getting a chance to play it and now I'm stuck with it.
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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.

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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.
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Truly an amazing game.
It is extremely fun and addicting.
The game seems simple at first but with every added obstacle the ame become more and more complex.
The satisfaction of completing a level you first thought impossible is amazing.

I highly reccomend this game to anyone who enjoys this genre of games.