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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: Mar 1, 2011

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$9.99

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
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
222 products in account
143 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 29th, 2013
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
150 products in account
2 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
229 products in account
18 reviews
8.5 hrs on record
I wanted to recommend NightSky for a little while now.
A must-have if you enjoy puzzle games based on physics!

You control a mysterious black ball going on an adventure through several canvas-looking shadowed landscapes; such as Industrial, littorals, forests, caves, ruins, etc; resolving many puzzles by using the physics and your 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.

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!
Posted: December 25th, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
94 products in account
5 reviews
9.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 7th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
223 products in account
6 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
It's just damn fun, great physics for a simple game.
Posted: November 6th, 2013
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