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The Nightjar

By Somethin' Else

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You’ve been stranded on a dying spacecraft, spiralling into a black hole … and then your problems really start. “The Nightjar” is an incredible ‘video game with no video,’ featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Sherlock, War Horse).

You’ll have to see with your ears, using only sound to survive all that deep space has to throw at you — “The Nightjar” has world-beating sound design and incredible 3D audio technology. From the moment the crew of the Nightjar run for their lives (leaving you behind in a malfunctioning airlock), you’ll find yourself immersed in one of the most realistic game worlds ever created.


—Requires headphones
—Requires minimum of iPhone 3GS or iPad
—Even better on 4th generation devices, with additional audio effects

“The Nightjar” may well be the best game ever made for headphones and is a sensory experience you’ll never forget, made by a team that’s won more than a dozen awards including BAFTA, IMGA, Sony, GSMA and D&AD awards.

What's New in Version 1.2.2

- Minor bug fixes

Papa's back! But you're dead! If you want to get back to the world of the living you'll need a ticket to his Museum of Memory. Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) will show you the way…


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Customer Reviews

A Jarring Journey into the Night

First of all, this is the first of this style of game that I have played. I played Papa Sangre before writing this review, and I feel that was a good choice.

This game is one of the very few in the sci-fi thriller genre that I have been able to play. The accessibility features were a definite boon, and I strongly appreciate you all adding them.
The game plays well, a good mix of curiosity and fear. I appreciate the sound effects, the good voice acting, and the attention to detail that seem to characterize all of your games.
For what it is, I think it was very well executed. If I were to make only one complaint, and do understand that it is one and only one, i'm sad that it ended so soon.
The ending was great, but I couldn't help feeling a Little sad that the story was over so soon. I would rather have liked to explore a bit more of the universe of The Nightjar.
That being said, I have nothing but praise for the entire team that put this project together.

Great job!

Loved it!

I found this game to be very unique. Like others have said, play this game with a quality headset. What I really liked about this game was the creepy survival horror vibe that cam just from audio. The story isn't complex but I did appreciate the curves it threw at me towards the end. I would really like to know more about the story of The Nightjar.

The only bad things are that the game sometimes throws too much at you. You have to listen to all the sounds around you (with them often overlapping), move so that you don't either fall flat on your face or get eaten, ignore that the wheel isn't movin in the direction you are swiping, and try to make it to the exit while also avoiding deadly obstacles.

All in all, really good game, not great since it has a few frustrating problems. But it's well worth the time. (Too short too!)


This is one of the best games I have ever played. It has a very strong story that kept me riveted all the way through. I literally play for a whole day, nonstop, it was that good. The controls are easy to master and the gameplay is superb. I think this is well worth the money, i personally would have happily paid twice the price. I would recommend a good pair of headphones though, it makes it a lot better, as well as easier to play.

The Nightjar
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2013
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 47.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Somethin' Else
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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