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
The twilight ambience and moody music turn this game into a work of art, especially since a large number of screens are dedicated purely to scenery, with no puzzles present at all. The artistic style is absolutely drop dead gorgeous, simple and extremely modern yet effortlessly organic. The puzzles aren't terribly difficult in normal mode, although they can get a bit frustrating in hard mode. Take a bite or two at a time and the game will relax you!
The downside is that this is still a physics puzzler, and much of what's here has been done before. The package is effective enough that you'll enjoy reliving this style of puzzle in an entirely new setting, though.
One of the best!
Thank you for the care you all put into making this game. It's my favorite game for the iPhone/iPad hands down. I cannot wait for your next game. For all those worried about crashes...it sometimes takes a few tries to get the app running on my iPhone 5, and it maybe crashes .03 percent of the time while playing, but I've never lost my saved games...and I still would recommend this game to anyone who likes solid platform physics...and old school difficulty of try and try again. It's awesome. Thanks again!
Gem of a game
This game was an absolute pleasure to play from start to finish. Beautiful graphics. Love the hidden stars for extra challenge and replayability. Love the hidden bonus to reward completionists. Never got too hard or frustrating. I would say that the challenge level was perfect. Thank you for this amazing addition to the App Store. I hope others discover this gem of a game.
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