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.
User reviews: Very Positive (575 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2011

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June 18

Update, including OS X and Linux support

We recently finished porting NightSky to our cross-platform game engine, and made a couple of improvements along the way. Here is a list of the most important features included in the update:

  • Native ports for OS X and Linux
  • Bloom effect (you can turn this off in the Settings menu if you don't like it)
  • Steam achievements
  • Adjustable image quality (may boost performance on older PCs)
  • Better full screen handling and multi monitor support

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About This 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
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Peaceful game. Perfect to chillout after a stressful day.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Great puzzle-platformer for those in love with the atmosphere of loneliness.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
As a kid I really enjoyed playing with marbles. Turns out I still do.

+ atmosphere, artstyle, music
+ marble physics
+ interesting puzzles
+ cool "marble-driven" vehicles
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
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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