Discover the huge world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse.
Born was created from the absolute nothingness. When he abandons the void and appears in the world, he begins a long odyssey where he will learn how to use the colors around, that will grant him powerful abilities; though he will have to pay a high price.
The void must be one. It reclaims him and will never stop chasing him, destroying everything on its way. To keep being alive, Born will have to condemn the earth he walks, vanishing it forever.
Change ground physics using five different colors.
Use five worlds as your canvas and transform them at you will.
Original soundtrack composed by Álvaro Lafuente.
Unlock a great surprise by completing the game. Re-playability assured.
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Nihilumbra is a side-scrolling puzzle game, where you control the lone protagonist, Born, guiding him through five varied realms. Born is alone to, aside from the enemies in the game, which are few and far between, every landscape you travel through seems abandoned, deserted. It adds an apocalyptic feel to an already stark and melancholy game. Born starts out with very few tricks up his sleeve, he can jump and move inexorably to the right, and the enemies he encounters are deadly. As you progress though you pick up new skills that allow you to alter the landscape around you. Colors you can paint on the world to allow you to slide, bounce, stick, and more. There's really two parts to this game- the story mode, which is relatively straight-forward but still retains a challenge, and the mode you unlock after beating the story, which is devilishly hard. The controls seemed fluid to me, though they take some getting used to, one hand moves Born, while the mouse uses the various colors to guide him along. The game rarely rushes you, and when it does, it's considerate enough to provide enough checkpoints to prevent too much repetition. This seems to be Beautifun's Freshman game for the PC, and I am definitely looking forward to where they'll go from here.
I went into this game not really expecting much, just an average adaptation of a Steam game from an app, but I was pretty surprised with how well this game translated, and I would even say that the PC version was better! Basically, you take control of a being created by "The Void", who is searching through the world, trying to discover what he is and where he belongs. Along this journey, he takes control of many different elemental powers, which makes up the basic gameplay. This may sound like an overused story with a basic platformer, but the game is extremely charming and a load of fun. Top it off with the low price of $9.99, a good soundtrack, and an overall great atmosphere, and you have a game that I can't help but recommend. The only downside that I can see with this game is the brutally punishing difficulty curve, via Void Mode. You basically go from a game that even young kids could play with relative ease, to a game that I doubt the developers themselves could beat with ease, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially to anybody who wants a good challenge and added replay value. Just be prepared to be left floored by some of the especially challenging levels. Overall, this is a game that I really enjoyed playing through, and I recommend it to any platforming fans that are looking for a good side-project.
The character you play, that is. Born has escaped from the Void, to live, to explore and paint the landscape. Its a 2d platformer, from some spanish indie developers. Its simplistic in nature, you solve puzzles by using different colors. Puzzles can include traps, creatures or the landscape itself. Just don't get caught by the void, it does, after all, want its escapee back. The art is a joy to the eyes. Fluid and inky in all the right spots. The sound is decent, save the voice over, which does get grating pretty quick. The controls are responsive, maybe a bit sensitive though. The game is fun, a quick afternoon jaunt, and the price isn't too bad. Worth a play.
Nihilumbra is a platformer with a focus on changing your color to interact with the world in different ways. You play as a creature that has escaped from the void and who attempts to escape it as it takes over the rest of the world, gaining new colors as you progress. Changing colors can allow you to move faster, create fire, conduct electricity, Good art and narration. While the gameplay is enjoyable much of it is too easy, and when the main story is over and you are able to replay the stages with more obstacles the game becomes a little too difficult, mostly from somewhat poor hit detection and not giving you time to react after the screens position shifts. The game isn't that long, unless you plan to play through the more difficult versions of stages, but it is well worth the low asking price.
I love this game, it has a simple formula and it executed it well. It didn't go for anything particularly new but that's ok. Simple platformer style game with a narrated story, the graphics are nice and the soundtrack fits well. I liked the story and enjoyed the game through out. These days with so many games in my library, I often don't finish the games I play. But this game was different, I played it through start to finish, and was quite satisfied with the experience. That's something not a lot of games can achieve, it draws you in and moves you a long through the whole journey. I would definitely recommend the game, especially now that it's in the GMG bundle, well worth the money.
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