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.
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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. 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

Cerinţe de sistem

    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: Intel Atom or above
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX®: N/A
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
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12 din 13 oameni (92%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
23.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 februarie
NightSky is a very calm, ambient game with challenging puzzles and platforming sections. Just like other titles by Nifflas, it has a quite unique atmosphere. I definitely recommend it.
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8 din 8 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 7 martie
Peaceful game. Perfect to chillout after a stressful day.
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 28 februarie
Great puzzle-platformer for those in love with the atmosphere of loneliness.
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 29 martie
Pretty decent with nice atmosphere and overall worth to play as you can have some trouble with alternative version.
Solid 7,0/10
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6 din 10 oameni (60%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 8 februarie
Classic, Relaxing & something everyone should try out.
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3 din 5 oameni (60%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 23 decembrie, 2014
Time of completion: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Date of writing the review: 23.December.2014
My rating: 6,5/10
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I started this game, thinking that it would be similar to Limbo, which was my favorite game of 2010 and.... how wrong was I.....
The game is spooky, yes. The music and the gloomy look of it is really appealing, but it was just not exacly what I was expecting.
The puzzles for the most part are very easy and wouldn't take too long to complete, this comes from a guy, who always has a hard time completing puzzle / platform games.
The mechanics are interesting, but very unrealistic. Most of the time the ball you controll has very unrealistic movements.

In conclusion, I do recommend this game for those of you who want a short and relaxed experience and don't want spending a huge amount of time solving puzzles. I certainly liked it, but was expecting something better, still a good game !
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21 din 23 oameni (91%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 29 octombrie, 2013
NightSky is a well-crafted little physics puzzler. You maipulate a small sphere through a series of 2D mazes with obstacles and puzzles.

In a single sentence: "Limbo" meets "The Ball".

The visuals are striking. It looks like perpetual sunset, with silohuettes of Edward Gorey-style monsters lurking in the background, which are actually more interesting than the game itself. Good sound, too.

Pretty good game on the cheap if you like environmental puzzlers.
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9 din 9 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
1.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 iulie, 2014
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.
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9 din 9 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
11.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 6 august, 2014
I'm not normally a fan of physics-based puzzle games but this puzzle platformer is charming, smart and well-crafted. Most levels require precise platforming skills but it's still a thinking man's game. I've played other games by Nifflas and his distinct style of gameplay, graphics and music once again work in so many levels. Recommended.

P.S. You need 12 stars to unlock all the stages in the last level. You can go back anytime you want but I recommend collecting them as you progress because getting to the last level and realizing you need the stars to fully complete the game can be an unpleasant surprise (as it was for me).
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10 din 11 oameni (91%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
8.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 25 decembrie, 2013
I wanted to recommend NightSky for a little while now.
A must-have if you enjoy puzzle games based on physics!

Gameplay :
You control a black ball going on an adventure through several shadowed landscapes; such as Industrial, littorals, forests, caves, ruins, etc; You will resolve many puzzles using the physics and your ball's two main powers (Speed-up/Slow-Down).
Now that should sound fairly simple, but you'll quickly notice how mean some of the latest levels really are.

Story :
Even though the storyline stays a bit in the background, it completes the game with a nice touch of mysteriousness and fascination.

Music :
Soft and relaxing, gives that "end of the day" kind of feeling, which fits very well to the name of the game. The use of a trumpet is clever and kind of surprising, yet enjoyable.

Content :
The lenght is actually very good! There's a dozen of chapters, each of them containing ~30 puzzles with very interesting mechanics, such as reversed gravity, momentum control, improvised pinball, balancing structures, different vehicles or even giant Rube Goldberg machines. And a very nice work on the variety of their layouts!

When you're done with the game, you have the opportunity to start the "Advanced mode".
That name simply hides a great challenge, for every single level has been modified and revisited to be harder and very, VERY challenging!

As for the explorers and other tricky challenge hunters, there's a few stars hidden in some levels, both in the normal and advanced mode. Brace yourself if you want to retrive them all!
Beware, skills required,

You won't have time to get bored!
NightSky - 17/20
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10 din 12 oameni (83%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
2.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 25 noiembrie, 2013
Fun puzzle game involving momentum, quite relaxing as each level doesn't take incredibly long to play and the atmosphere and music are pretty fitting for the mood.
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10 din 12 oameni (83%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Postat: 7 ianuarie, 2014
It's a calm and enjoyable little game. It's a bit simple, but that works in its atmosphere. Ten dollars admittedly might be too high of a price, but if you can get it for less, it's not bad to play through, especially if you need to relax. It has a few good puzzling hours in it, and even the more difficult levels aren't game-ruining.
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8 din 9 oameni (89%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
6.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 24 septembrie, 2014
Nightsky has been 90% off during major Steam Sales, I recommend picking it up then.

In the meantime, go Google "Nifflas" (the creator) and pick up Knytt and Within A Deep Forest off his site for free - if you like those games you'll like Nightsky.
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7 din 8 oameni (88%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 15 iunie, 2014
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.
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5 din 5 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 30 decembrie, 2013
Game: NightSky
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Nicalis
System: Steam (PC)
Total Score: 75/100
Value Score: 7.5/10

• Story: 4/10
o NightSky's storyline revolves around a young child who one day went to the beach and found a illuminating sphere. When he grabbed hold of it, it felt like it was alive, he decided to take it home. On that night however he started to have these strange dreams as the sphere itself. You play as the sphere in the child's dream as you will go through a strange world within the dream.

• Characters: 4/10
o Basically there are absolutely no characters at all but however where the game lacks up to actual characters the personification of the player as a sphere going up against the entire dream world which is consisted of imagery that contains all sorts of beings and different events make up for it, this is however only if the player uses his or her imagination to even consider that.

• GamePlay: 10/10
o NightSky's main aspect is its gameplay, as a physics game it consist of several puzzle elements that the player must solve to get past each section and level within the game. There will be parts where you will be able to increase or decrease the speed of the sphere, you would have to use gravity and pull, and other moments where you must simply use the environment itself to bridge your way a path to the destination. The game also comes in two difficulty modes - one for beginners and a challenging mode for those who are experienced in the game and want a more difficult challenge to the game overall.

• Graphics: 9/10
o One of the best aspects to NightSky is the imagery which is present in the game - it brings a whole new level of design and depth into the playing environment for players. You will be awe and left mouth open at the beautiful visuals which illuminate quite well with the music and the overall gameplay. Despite the fact that the game has mostly dark tones, NightSky does incredibly well in terms of visual effects and design.

• Sound: 9/10
o The sound effects in NightSky go hand to hand with the eerie music and the dark themed visuals. You will get chills from the beautiful sound effects as each stage will have certain sound effects as if wind blowing in a forest or plains, the gears chiming in factories, etc.

• Music: 9/10
o NightSky's music is quite soothing and relaxing, if you are into orchestral tracks which are peaceful and soothing, you will enjoy NightSky's OST. It brings a eerie feel to the touch that goes well along with the sound effects and the visual appearance the game has.

• Length: 4/10
o Possibly the weakest aspect in NightSky is its length - the game will not take you more than 3 hours to complete on the first try. The game's multiple difficulty and the fact that you would have to collect/complete certain hidden stages in order to unlock the final level will of course allow you to play a few more hours in the game however NightSky is a type of game where you can pretty much start and finish it in one day or go little by little and finish it within a week or two.

• Replay Value: 8/10
o NightSky's replay value relies on its puzzle capabilities - the multiple difficulty adds not only another challenge but brings a whole new dimension to the overall gameplay as if you are playing a second game. Although this might not seem like a lot, it really is in terms of content. Along with that you are free to go back to each level and each stage to go back to see if there are multiple ways to finish a level or as a challenge to see if you can pass a level in a different way.

• Player Value: 8/10
o NightSky is a short and still enjoyable game with amazing visuals, soothing soundtrack and a unique style of gameplay which will be enjoyable for anyone especially those who love puzzles or those who play games casually. You will not find anything wrong with the purchase once you start this game, it is highly recommended to get this fine amazing piece of art and incredible indie game.
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4 din 4 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.9 ore înregistrate
Postat: 7 iunie, 2012
Отличная аркада. Потрясающий и захватывающий мир игры детально проработан. Все уровни выполнены в темных тонах и представляют собой либо закат, либо ночь. В игре весьма хорошая физика и многие уровни пройти с первого раза не получится. Но кроме того, каждый уровень имеет тут свои особенности в виде измененной гравитации или невозможности ускорения. Отличная и спокойная музыка создает настроение для прохождения и помогает расслабиться.
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
0.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 9 ianuarie, 2014
NightSky is a game, made by humans. As far as I can tell; usually that's enough to make me buy things.

This game surprised me in a pleasant way by overcoming my aversion to more abstract indie software, which in my experience tends to exude a strong atmosphere but lose out on substance. NightSky favors a deliberately minimalistic style both for graphics and control, which after initial doubts quickly grew into a grander experience. The effortless interaction between the player and his mysterious "black sphere" lends the game play an almost subconcious quality, which is layered upon an enigmatic background of churning machines and eerily blinking creatures (think World of Goo).


I actually played this game on 3DS, but don't tell the people that work here (they might be Steamed)!
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3 din 3 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
8.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 ianuarie, 2014
Ive grown really fond of this game, mostly due to its atmosphere, coupled with the gameplay. I thought at first that the lack of a true storyline would take away a lot of the conveyance of the game, but in truth, I think it helps the game feel athmospheric and nice without feeling pretentious. I really like this game.
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4 din 5 oameni (80%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
2.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 3 aprilie, 2014
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.
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5 din 7 oameni (71%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
14.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 21 iulie, 2013
Lovely puzzle platformer. The gameplay in conjuction with the aesthetics and the audio create a very dream-like and relaxed mood. I adore the state of mind it induces.
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