In the year 2398, a network of intelligent computers known as Nightgate, is the last remaining life form on Earth.

- The Daily Dot

"A Neon-Soaked Art Installation"
- Stuff TV

"One of the best soundtracks I've heard in a while"
- MacStories

"A Gorgeous Minimalist Experience"
- TouchArcade

"Top 10 Indie Mobile Games of 2016"
- Indie Game Reviewer

"10 Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2016"
- FACT Magazine

"A pretty cool mixture of laid back and frantic"
- Gamezebo

"Wide range of challenges and mechanics"
- Pocket Gamer

"Feels right at home on the Apple TV"
- iLounge

"Wonderfully Intuitive Controls"
- Cult of Mac

"A Triumph in Design"
- TapSmart

"Immersive and Captivating"
- AppAdvice


Step into the computer and make your way through 50 handcrafted levels. Avoid enemies as you interact with a dark digital world and explore what lies beyond the futuristic landscapes of Nightgate.


• Universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

• No ads, no in-app purchases

• Immersive digital environments

• Over 40 minutes of original soundtrack (also available on iTunes Music Store)

• Minimalist design featuring vibrant colors and complex geometries

• Discover achievements scattered throughout the game

• In-game camera to capture beautiful screenshots

• Sync your progress using iCloud

• Fully localized for English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Russian

What's New

Version 1.2

- iPhone X support
- Minor fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

300 Ratings

300 Ratings

Editors' Notes

It’s not every day we encounter a game as cool as Nightgate. Avoiding defeat in these minimalist puzzles requires focus, but tight controls make navigating every corner feel smooth. Oh, and believe us, screenshots won’t do it justice. To fully experience all the stylish minimalism, you need to see it firsthand. The perspective-changing stages, pulsing synths and fluid level changes will wow you from beginning to end.



Should say I got this free. I would have been happy to pay a quid or two, but it's not a huge game. I wish there were more games like this on trial or try before you buy. Almost feel guilty getting it free.
It's not that complicated a game, but production values are absolutely top notch. I would have liked a bit more flesh on the storyline (it's a great add on, essentially), and to enhance the atmosphere even more, a few more tunes. It's a bit too easy for quite a while, then just as it starts to become frustrating the end is in sight. I was glad when it ended, so perhaps they got the balance right.
I can recommend 'osmos HD' also in the App Store, for anyone that finished this, it's got an even better atmosphere, but no story to carry it along.
If those who gave it one star for being 'pointless' could perhaps advise us the world changing significance of COD or candy crush, or any other game? It's personal preference only.
EDIT: It's now a year since I installed this one. It doesn't have a great replay value, unless you are stuck on an airplane or something. I wish there were a second version or add on pack. What occurs to me in reflecting back is that if that vague story were enhanced the devs could have turned a relatively simple game into one of the best games of all time.

Brilliant, frustrating, bad ending.


This game is amazingly good. The soundtrack and graphics are incredible and one of the reasons I played to the end! The 'gates' are challenging and infuriating. Each level is easy to grasp but difficult to finish, thanks to all the things out to stop you reaching your goal. This game had me pulling my hair out on so many occasions! I quit several times, vowing never to play again but it drags you back every time and you just have to know how it ends!
On that note, I have to say the ending is disappointing. The final two levels are far too easy. I expected something much more challenging for the grand finale! And the lose story line is ruined entirely by the 'yeah. We did it.' feel to the end.
On the face of it, 50 levels seems a small game but having played, I feel that it's the right amount. Not too few and not too many. This game would easily get the full 5 stars from me if it only had a stronger storyline and a much better end.


Semidome Inc.
157.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Semidome Inc.


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