Fly with Nyx across the ruins of the ancient Greece in her dangerous search for her dearest friend Icarus. Use the powers of Zeus and the Gods from Olympus and use them wisely in order to help Nyx to complete her epic adventure.
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Very Positive (71 reviews) - 90% of the 71 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2010

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System Requirements: Mac version works on Leopard and Snow Leopard.

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Fly with Nyx across the ruins of the ancient Greece in her dangerous search for her dearest friend Icarus. Use the powers of Zeus and the Gods from Olympus and use them wisely in order to help Nyx to complete her epic adventure.
Cast rays, command the winds, control the fire, fight the Hydra, surf the blazing sands and modify the environment as you have never experienced before.

Key Features

  • Innovative and unique gameplay. You will be able to invoke the powers of the gods for interacting with the environment as you have never done before.
  • 12 challenging levels, carefully designed, completely filled with puzzles, beautiful scenarios and action.
  • Real physics based puzzles and interactive scenery.
  • Play against the clock. Try to beat the best times from the developers and get all the Steam Achievements!
  • Stunning graphics specially enhanced for the computer version. Impressive visual effects such as bloom, depth of field and heat distortion.
  • Find your way to the Arcadia, the secret bonus level.
  • 20 ancient relics hidden by the Gods to be found within the levels.
  • A fascinating story. Will you be able to help Nyx discover what happened to her friend Icarus?
  • Beautiful soundtrack composed by film composer Steven Gutheinz.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1.7Ghz
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB DirectX® 9.0c
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c or latest
    • Hard Drive: 150MB or greater
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compliant sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI x800 or better, GeForce 6600 or better, Intel GMA 950 or better
    • Hard Drive: 150MB or greater
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Overall:
Very Positive (71 reviews)
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babydollpinup
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Fun but tedious game that has an arcade feel to it. I love the Greecian theme and the story itself but found it a bit difficult to keep going back to and finihshing. I'm a bit on the fence because it was good and fun but nothing wow worthy.
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Wafelmen
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
The first time i played this game i was stopped by the very first boss, died and resumed. Unfortunately this process was waiting for me again, second death.
Well, the third one i blamed on the controls (silly me) so i turned the game off and with disgust went on with another game.
But, as i remembered this game was good, even really good.
Today i decided to again try to kick this damn hydra's ♥♥♥, to my surprise i succeded on my first try and completed the whole game shortly after.
Nice visuals, atmospheric music and really good controls with a interesting twist to it.
For platformer fans it's a good pick.
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jac1002
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 24, 2015
Not bad.
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Sassy Gay Medic
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11, 2015
The first time I saw this game was several years ago on the wii shop channel, I was rather surprised to find it on steam, let alone for only about 3-4 bucks CAD.

The gameplay itself is simple enough to understand and rather easy to get used to- it's a sort of puzzle platformer that can be enjoyable for people like myself who don't really like having too many difficult puzzles- the puzzles are there, and they require a bit of thought, but are still rather casual and easily enjoyed. (except for maybe the last couple of 'puzzles' but i wont go into that since its spoilers for the storyline)

The graphics are pretty good, you can optimize it according to your PC and it has options for anti-aliased and non, so it can either be more pixelated looking, or super smooth (both of which look rather good imo) It runs well, and the background music is calming- it isn't overbearing or nonexistent, it does it's job and does it well.

The story is alright, it isn't bad, but I definitely wish they had dedicated a little more to the game overall, as the storyline can be finished rather quickly.
A character round mid-game says something that seemed to imply a much more exciting final puzzle, but when it came time to solve it, it fell a bit short. I wasn't hoping for anything grandiose, considering the games age and original platform, but something a little better than what was there definitely wouldn't have hurt. Don't get me wrong here, the overall story is pretty interesting and definitely enjoyable, I just wish there was a bit more playtime involved in reaching the end of it.

The only real thing I can think of that was a for-sure negative in this game is that there are a few spelling/grammar mistakes here and there, but they aren't overly noticeable, or terribly commonplace, so I can forgive it.

Overall, a very good game, easy controls, not too difficult and thus very enjoyable for people looking for a more relaxed/casual platformer (though it can get intense at times, it's nothing too bad). Wish it had more gameplay between start and finish, but a good and fairly inexpensive game nonetheless
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Manta
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 15, 2015
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Chris B
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 12, 2015
Wow, i can't believe this game hasn't been reviews. It is an excellent platformer/puzzle game and you should give it a try! I have copies for all the kids as well.
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darkjuste
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9, 2015
This game starts really dull and simple but as you go on the adventure the puzzles and the platforming becomes more complex. The story is pretty cliché but which one isn't? I Love seeing the main character going aganst the gods to get her beloved. This game is a clear example of how to make progression in a game and avoid making you too powerful.

BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!
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Mexicutioner
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15, 2015
Short neat game.
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P h y
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23, 2015
Great game.
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giljaysmith
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2014
An iPad conversion, which kinda shows, although I bet it's much easier with a mouse than with my great fat fingers all over the screen. Not exactly a lot going on, and very basic presentation, but some neat level design, especially the Helios level. It passed a couple of hours well enough.
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Samaranth
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 30, 2014
Very nice cheap game, thumbup.
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Rammsteniako
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2014
Worth it! 7/10
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JamesGecko
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12, 2014
Meh. The graphics and music are nice. The level design and gameplay are lacking. Every new mechanic is presented over and other again in repetative, nearly identical scenarios. The whole affair feels like a tech demo or a console launch game.
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MrRight
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29, 2014
I wasn't a fan. My biggest gripe, which you will think is insignificant until you've played it all the way through, is the spawn system. You die and restart from your last checkpoint then for a few seconds you can't jump or glide. This leads to quick deaths and frustration if you do get stuck.

It lasts about 2 hours with the main game but it also has collectibles you can go back and get so there is some replayability but nothing changes.

I'd recommend it middle of the road, if you want a side scrolling platformer, it's cheap and does get much cheaper, but if you just think IT'S ON SALE LET'S BUY IT then I wouldn't bother.
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TanMelon
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15, 2014
Very Good puzzle platformer with a awesome greek god theme. great
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mefi
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2013
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Playable. It isn't a bad game though. I'd say, the game just isn't interesting enough.

It has 82/100 metascore. Bit too much, imho.

About 85% players on steam didn't even beat 50% of the game and only 9.3% finished it.
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Twistor
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 24, 2013
Basically NyxQuest is a nice but quite short puzzle-platformer. In this game you take control of Nyx, a winged girl from the realm of gods in mythological Greece. The world is ending and you have to find your lover, a mortal named Icarus.

A slight detour: In the Greek mythology Icarus was a guy whose dad built him wings out of feathers and wax and warned him not to fly too close to the Sun; then he basically died.

Nyx can fly and soar for short distances. She has to avoid environmental hazards like hot sand, pylons, fire balls and falling to pits, and also monsters like harpies and giant fire-breathing snakes. The ultimate goal of each level is to simply reach the end. Fortunately there are several check points each level.

There are two bonus goals: you can try to find all the hidden relics (holy artefacts) within each level and also speed run the levels. There are 12 levels (+ secret level that unlocks after the main quest), along which Nyx learns new skills. These include the ability to move objects and hold them still, control winds and finally shoot lightning. All abilities add new challenges to the game.

It's a nice platformer with a atmosphere that grasps the feeling of "the end of times". The levels are full of ruins and statues and, of course, sand. For me the completion took some 3 hours, the rest of the 6,6 h experience being taken by trying speed runs and finding the relics I had missed.
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Morphy
( 30.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 20, 2013
A pretty cool side scrolling platform adventure game quite similar to Deadlight. Isn't that challenging and won't take long to complete but has nice graphics and music. Worth the few hours spent on it.
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General Chaøs™
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 15, 2013
Funz platform puzzle game , reminded me of Trine a tad. I got stuck on one area for 40minutes and could not get past it because of that ledge needing to jump on and was done with the game.I do not have the patience to repeat areas 20x + over.To bad I do not would of liked to see the end. If you like action puzzle games this a good one, simple yet sweet.
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Xenrathe
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2013
I beat this game... and have almost no recollection of it. I don't recall disliking it per se, but my almost complete lack of memory of it is not a good sign. There's just SO MANY INDIE PLATFORMERS out there. I'm tired of them. I have almost no interest in platformers anymore.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2013
Basically NyxQuest is a nice but quite short puzzle-platformer. In this game you take control of Nyx, a winged girl from the realm of gods in mythological Greece. The world is ending and you have to find your lover, a mortal named Icarus.

A slight detour: In the Greek mythology Icarus was a guy whose dad built him wings out of feathers and wax and warned him not to fly too close to the Sun; then he basically died.

Nyx can fly and soar for short distances. She has to avoid environmental hazards like hot sand, pylons, fire balls and falling to pits, and also monsters like harpies and giant fire-breathing snakes. The ultimate goal of each level is to simply reach the end. Fortunately there are several check points each level.

There are two bonus goals: you can try to find all the hidden relics (holy artefacts) within each level and also speed run the levels. There are 12 levels (+ secret level that unlocks after the main quest), along which Nyx learns new skills. These include the ability to move objects and hold them still, control winds and finally shoot lightning. All abilities add new challenges to the game.

It's a nice platformer with a atmosphere that grasps the feeling of "the end of times". The levels are full of ruins and statues and, of course, sand. For me the completion took some 3 hours, the rest of the 6,6 h experience being taken by trying speed runs and finding the relics I had missed.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 23, 2011
NyxQuest is a great puzzle platformer. Sure, there are better looking games out there, but I like the style and the setting. I do admit they could've used more detailed textures, but it's a Wii port, so I can't really complain. Other than that, I can't really tell you much more about it. You have the ability to fly to get to higher places and during the game you earn extra powers so that you're able to move big statues and blocks for example.
There's a bug that prevents the game from saving, so you need to do a little bit of work to be able to save at all (or you have to restart from the beginning every time you play it).
Despite that I say: thumbs up. Definitely worth it.

[Rating: 74/100]
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2013
A puzzle platformer that starts out a bit too simple and starts getting repetetive during the latter parts of the first hour until it starts switching things up by giving you more varied powers and obstacles.
The setting is a post-apocalyptic version of ancient greece which is something you don't see every day.
The graphics and music are both fairly simple but they stay consistent and work for what theyre meant to do.
Overall an alright game, pretty short.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 12, 2015
Wow, i can't believe this game hasn't been reviews. It is an excellent platformer/puzzle game and you should give it a try! I have copies for all the kids as well.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
Very Good puzzle platformer with a awesome greek god theme. great
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2010
Nice and challenging puzzle platformer. Originally released on Wii-Ware, this one offers high res graphics and fun to play. Plus it got some of the most challenging, yet not frustrating achievements out there.
Check it ou! The dev deserve support :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
An iPad conversion, which kinda shows, although I bet it's much easier with a mouse than with my great fat fingers all over the screen. Not exactly a lot going on, and very basic presentation, but some neat level design, especially the Helios level. It passed a couple of hours well enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 20, 2011
Its just a cool 3D puzzle sidescroller. Worth it if you like that sort of side scroller with physics puzzles. Only takes 3 hours to beat, so pick it up on a steam sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 23, 2011
Great platformer with a nostalgic feel to it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 30, 2010
Another stunning platform-jumper!
This game is taking you to the whole new fantasy-world with many new adventures!

Use your brains to clear out all the stages and recieve the victory!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2010
Pretty fun lil platformer, couple hours 'o entertainment. ... farking eyeball level is evil.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2011
You're like a female Icarus who... tries to find Icarus.
It's a nice little platformer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 4, 2010
This is a game you grab on a whim and complete in a night, then never come back for. It is only good for about 5 hoursof play. I wouldn't pay more than $10 for it. But those 5 hours are going to be beautiful and inventive. Fair warning: the savegame feature will leave you stranded somewhere, unable to continue and unable to die, forcing you to start the ENTIRE level over.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2013
A pretty cool side scrolling platform adventure game quite similar to Deadlight. Isn't that challenging and won't take long to complete but has nice graphics and music. Worth the few hours spent on it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2011
Probably the best indie game I've ever played. Climatic music and graphics, great gameplay... one of my best purchases of indie games.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2013
I like this game for some reason,I like the mythology setting. BUT I'm tired of repeating and repeating,because there is no chekpoint saves,you shouldn't request a player play a whole level at a time,the game design matters if you don't use a game as a personal expression. I think I will give up this game, I'll never like hard games,because a good game don't need to be hard.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 8, 2011
This game is very unique. It's a hate it or love it game. I loved it. Features achivements, including speedruns. This game is more puzzle/platformer. However, you don't really have any attacks through the entire(almost) game.

Overall: 8/10(but i'd give it 9 for creativity)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Very nice cheap game, thumbup.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 27, 2011
Good visuals and music. Puzzles are pretty easy. Horrible save mechanic - you can only load at the begining of each level, it doesn't matter if you have already gone through 95% of it.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Worth it! 7/10
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