What the critics have said:
“If you're looking for a game that shows how simple, touchscreen-focused controls can create an elegant, hugely entertaining experience, then NightSky is well worth your time.” - Pocket Gamer
“Tight controls and effective ambience make NightSky one of the best physics platformers around.” - MacLife
"The physics-based gameplay is clever, but the real draws are the beautiful scenery and the ambient electronic soundtrack." - IGN.com
“There is no denying that NightSky accomplishes just about everything it sets out to do.” -Dtoid.com
“Night Sky has so many well designed elements working in unison to craft an immersive iOS experience that is a should buy.” - Apple ‘N Apps
Awards and acclaims:
GDC Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Grand Prize Finalist
GDC Independent Games Festival Excellence in Design Finalist
GDC Independent Games Festival Excellence in Audio Finalist
Ideame Featured Title
ACMI Best of IGF Exhibition
NightSky is the critically acclaimed and award-winning physics-based puzzle game--now on iOS!
With varied and beautiful worlds, each is broken into different areas. Use intuitive touch controls to maneuver a mysterious crystal sphere and unlock the mystery. There are no enemies, no bosses and no violence in NightSky.
Combining black silhouettes with vibrant colors and beautiful artwork, NightSky will capture your imagination instantly. Roll through picturesque worlds, each with its own atmosphere, environment and personality. Discover its secrets.
SERENITY THROUGH AUDIO
Experience this world through high-quality ambient audio effects and sounds. Over one hour of professionally composed and produced music (by international musician, Chris Schlarb) will accompany you on your journey.
THE PERFECT TOUCH
Tuned for iOS, NightSky feels right at home on your device. Swipe to play! Alternate controls include tilt and virtual control pad.
NightSky GAME FEATURES:
- Universal binary! Yeah!
- 2D Platform/Puzzle Game
- Advanced 2D physics model
- iOS 5 and 6 native support
- Multiple Game Difficulties (Normal and Alternative)
- Multiple “vehicles”, each with specific uses and controls
- Additional, unlockable secret Bonus Levels
- Original ambient soundtrack by musician, Chris Schlarb
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Ratings and Reviews
Heaven to play
You simply have to get this! If you're familiar with the console game Limbo, this is every bit as good. This is a stunning bar-raising game on every level and really shows the power of this iphone as a games machine. The puzzles are devious, the controls are simply perfect, the atmosphere and graphics are stunning and there seems to be a lot of levels so it will last quite long. The neat, often cute tricks the little ball is capable of performing makes you feel emotionally connected somehow. There are two difficulty modes, casual and hard and each seems to have slightly similar but significantly varied levels. This is an absolute joy to play and a gaming essential!
The controls and physics work smoothly and the levels, while simplistically easy at a glance, have the right balance of frustration and fun - the kind that makes you grit your teeth and refuse to be beaten!
What's needed now is more levels(especially the zip line style ones) to extend playtime. I'd even be willing to buy extra level packs its that good!
Wonderfully put together.
Insanely tricky yet when you get it it's very satisfying.
Just one minus point, there is a high pitched tone on the soundtrack that goes right through me (just sounds like feedback to me)
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