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Nominated as a IGF Seamus McNally Finalist, NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other—cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. The player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance; each of these worlds is broken into different areas.
Release Date: 1 Mar 2011

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£5.99

About the Game

Nominated as a IGF Seamus McNally Finalist, NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other—cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. The player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance; each of these worlds is broken into different areas. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician, Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal experience.

Key features:

  • 2D platform/puzzle-based gameplay
  • Advanced 2D physics model
  • Multiple difficulties with unique topography
  • 11 massive levels, each with expansive areas to explore
  • Multiple “vehicles” each with specific uses and dynamics physics
  • Additional secrets and unlockables

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: Intel Atom or above
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX®: N/A
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
314 products in account
1 review
1.5 hrs on record
While I certainly won't say I necessarily agree with the price of this game (especially since I got it from a humble bundle pretty cheap), I will say that this is a very nice, relaxing game that's definitely worth a playthrough.

It's a very simple game, so don't expect any super in-depth challenging gameplay out of this, however there are a few moments that will require you to think a little more critically. Generally, the game remains pretty easy and just as relaxing all the way through. Definitely a good thing to do if you need to clear your mind and if you're stressed out.

The forefront visuals are very basic and unfortunately there isn't much support for high resolutions at all, so fullscreen will have you super zoomed in sadly, but for what it's worth, the backgrounds are very nice looking and are probably the strongest point of the visuals. The sound is also really nice. Not very much sound as far as what you do, but the very, very calming soundtrack that's more or less just ambience really helps add to the relaxing mood of the game.

All and all, I'll say I recommend it. Even though it's another indie puzzle game, this one has always stood out for me as one of the best designed.
Posted: 14 July 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
792 products in account
58 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
Normally, a $10 game that I spend under 3 hours on would need to be really good in order to get a thumbs-up from me, and NightSky is not a really good game. It's not bad as indie puzzle platformers go, don't get me wrong, but a lot of the levels feel like one-off proof-of-concept gimmicks. (Admittedly, I only played Normal and then enough of Alternative to realize that it was basically just the same levels reworked to be jerkish, for the most part.)

That said, the reason this is getting a thumbs up is basically just that it was full of neat gimmick levels and the art, sound, and level design really clicked with me as something neat. So, I dunno. It's not a glowing recommendation, more just a "buy it if you really like puzzle platformers, ridiculous vehicles, or the artstyle" recommendation.
Posted: 15 June 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
69 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
A nice little game about rolling around as a ball. Very relaxing, some nice variety to the levels. It's sort of like Metroid but only the morphball parts, which is fine by me.
Posted: 3 April 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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1 review
4.6 hrs on record
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Posted: 6 May 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
This game started out as what I thought it would be: a casual physics platformer with a soothing atmosphere, something I could play without stress to unwind after a long day. It went that way for a number of levels, but then all of a sudden, WHAM. I ran straight into a sheer cliff of a difficulty curve. Now mind you, these levels are by no means unbeatable, but the play style changes abruptly from mellow, easy fun to COMEONCOMEONCOMEON DONT FALL OFF THE @#$% LEDGE annoyance where you have to repeat levels several times to complete them and you are at the whim of the highly chaotic physics. This sudden change jars you out of the atmosphere the game clearly does a good amount of work building and into just another somehow-frustrating-and-boring-at-the-same-time physics game.
Posted: 13 July 2014
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96 of 137 people (70%) found this review helpful
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120 reviews
GOD DAMN IT I NEED TO PAY BETTER ATTENTION TO WHAT I DO WITH MY MONEY I HAVE LIKE 20 NEW GAMES AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE ANY OF THEM CAME FROM
Posted: 18 December 2011
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