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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.

To progress, explore using only what you can hear to navigate. Deal with the surprises you meet as you move. Defeat ... well, you'll find out ...


—Requires headphones

***iPhone 6+ is not supported, but the game works perfectly on iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 6 and iPad 2 upwards.***

“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.

The game is 100% accessible for those who typically use VoiceOver, too.

What's New in Version 1.2.5

UI fixes on the orientation wheel in game.


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Customer Reviews

An experience

This is a game where you really have to immerse yourself into it mentally to get the most out of. Don't be afraid to play this game in the dark and having headphones are a must. I found the total game time to be a little bit over an hour, I played in fifteen minute increments over a few nights. I also bought the app pack which was ten dollars so I can't comment on the money to value ratio but if this game is six dollars or less it is well worth it. There is no replay value as in no multiplayer and no scores. What you're playing for is an experience. With that said this game may or may not be right for you but I believe it's more than worth it.

Love it! But one flaw

I absolutely loved Papa Sangre and Papa Sangre II even more and this game certainly doesn't disappoint. I love the whole sci-fi feel to it but it's still extremely unnerving being in this kind of environment again.
However, one thing I've noticed is that the sound is much harder to discern and find than in the previous two games (especially when comparing it to Papa Sangre II). I died and got stuck quite often because I couldn't tell where the sound was coming from in relation to the background sound effects. If the 3D sound mechanic was fixed up a bit more, it would definitely be a little less frustrating to play.

Well I haven't gotten a chance to play it

Mostly because I can't. Yes like a few others I can't load the thing. From other games I have played by somethin' else I am sure it is a good game but a game not working on your device is a pretty big problem. It's the kind of thing that should be avoidable but keeps happening. I am not sure if the fault lies with Apple and not giving developers early access to their iOS to be able to work out any new bugs or if developers simply don't consider that a new iOS may render their game unplayable but whoever is at fault the fact remains that this is unacceptable.

The Nightjar
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.5
  • Size: 52.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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