Hello Light Surfer... Can you conquer the Dark Wave?

Power your way through an ever-changing winding road and its dangers


• 5 Chapters, 50 Levels: Each chapter introduces a range of new enemies
• Endless mode: Unlock by finishing the game and compete in a global leaderboard
• Minimalist design
• No ads, No in-app purchases
• Play on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
• Sync your progress using iCloud
• Fully localized for English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Portuguese and Russian

What's New

Version 1.0.2

- Minor improvements and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

Hard but very enjoyable

This game really makes you think and predict where the ball is going to be. I haven’t finished it yet but getting there


Fairly difficult, but definitely worth buying if you enjoy Nightgate

Nightgate may quite honestly be my favorite game of all time. I played the whole thing on Apple TV, and it’s really a perfect storm of awesomeness with the lights off and the music cranked. As far as this game, it has that same aesthetic, but I don’t like the music quite as much. It’s also much much harder. Nightgate was more of a droney, zoned out experience, whereas this one is a lot more twitchy. I’ve discovered that you really need to get into a hyper focused zen state to even have a chance on some of the later levels, gaining some sort of a sixth sense on where things will go.

That said, I feel like the developers do great work, though I would probably love this game a lot more if it was somewhat more forgiving. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to beat it, but I’m definitely going to keep plugging away.

Update (8-7-18)

This is going to be my final update. After playing more of Endless Mode than I would care to admit, I feel like I have a pretty solid sense of what this game is. First off, the music is fine and fits the game well. Second, I mentioned a Hyper Light Drifter esque sense of difficulty in my last review, which was way off. That game is a lot more strategic (and a totally different genre all together). Dark Wave in my mind is about two things: riding an ever changing wave, and learning how to stay calm during a subtle sense of escalating tension. Once you figure out how the pieces work, it’s more about being composed enough to make a quick decision in your head without thinking too much about it. I can’t think of any game since I was a kid to where I was determined to beat my high score. It became a personal obsession to do so, and now that I’ve done it I can rest easy. For all of these reasons, this game has earned my highest praises, and I can confidently give it 5 stars.

Mr. Sir.

Very cool twist on temple run

No game is perfect but this game adds a sweet twist to what would otherwise be another temple runner: wave physics. Not only do you have to avoid randomly lane switching obstacles, all the “lanes” act like ocean waves! The only way to survive is to learn to anticipate where the waves are going to toss you (and the obstacles). The soundtrack is the reason I gave it 4 stars. If i had the ability to choose trance or edm style soundtracks I would like it more. Hint hint

Developer Response

Thank you so much! Regarding the music, have you considered turning off the music in Settings and playing the music you like through a third-party app like Spotify or Apple Music in the background? It might be a little more work but it might be worth it.


Semidome Inc.
102.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Semidome Inc.


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