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 (595 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
17 of 18 people (94%) 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
It's like Bounce with better graphics,soundtrack and physics.
Nightsky is a neat puzzle game that the average causal gamer will find appealing because it's quite easy,and it might get challenging on some levels.Other than that relaxing and fun to play,plus it comes with achievements now so it's an easy 100% for everyone.
A must buy for casuals and achievement hunters.
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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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
As an atmospheric platformer, NightSky fails miserably.

It brings more boredom and frustration than chill and peace. Between gimmicky controls, physics that are always against you, no reliable in-air control, bottomless pits, annoying obsticales, horrible save system, lethal "screens" instead of seamless side-scrolling level, boring music and weak art... There isn't any part that would quality as a great experience.

I always walked away from this game bored or angry. Those aren't feelings that I want from a videogame. Hence a short non-recomendation.
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