*** Apple's Best of 2012 Hidden Gems ***

Has to be be downloaded over a Wi-Fi connection.

Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse.
Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world. This is where his long odyssey begins, in which he will learn how to use the colors around him to gain powerful abilities and transform the world.

However, his experiences come at a high price. The Void must be one. It seeks to reclaim him and will never stop chasing him, destroying everything in its path along the way.
To survive, Born will have to condemn the earth he walks to its inevitable obliteration by The Void...


- More than 10 hours of gameplay.

- “Old school” playability inspired by classic games but redesigned for tactile devices.

- The ability to change ground physics using five different colors.

- Use five worlds as your canvas and transform them at your will.

- Two different control schemes: Classic buttons or tilting sensor.

- Original soundtrack composed by Álvaro Lafuente. Headphones recommended.

- Unlockable surprise on completion of the game. Replayability assured.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Fixed blocking issues from last update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
Spider Crawler ,

Dark, moody, beautiful... I love this game.

Nihilumbra is a superb game. The plotline has real depth, and there's a spooky atmosphere to the whole game due to the spine-tingling soundtrack and the ever-present Void which is always on your tail. The graphics are simple but lovely, and the game mechanics are original and clever. Best of all is the way the story is presented, the text divided between screens so it progresses as you do. It's just beautiful.

The plotline is philosophical, loaded with emotion and a bit bleak at times, so it takes the right kind of person to enjoy Nihilumbra. But I am that kind of person... I just love this game.


So good! So underrated

This game was awesome to play. It's a shame its not more well known. Simple but ticks all the boxes for a great game.

Nallac705 ,


You know you have crafted a good story when a character can have no personality or dialogue but still a sympathetic and deep character which is thanks to the games very well written narrator. He just seems to be analysing your every move in a very cold but caring way. The puzzles are varied and creative requiring you to use each of your abilities to overcome the obstacles and creatures. The void levels were genuinely scary because you just saw the environment in the level that you became accustomed to just disappear and the music just gave this hopeless vibe. The story is incredibly thought provoking and yeah it is pretty short but I was enjoying it so much that I didn't care. And besides that there is an option to replay the levels with redone level design these levels are harder than before but they are still quite fair and its never overdone in difficulty. This is easily one of the best games I have EVER played. If you are thinking about getting this game GET IT.


696.2 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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