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  • Summary: Get ready to experience an entirely new kind of spine-tingling game. 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 (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 iPhone 3GS or later, iPad, 3rd generation iPod touch or later
    —Even better on 4th generation devices, with additional audio effects
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 10, 2013
    A uniquely thrilling, audio-only, science-fiction horror that proves that, sometimes, there's very good reason to be afraid of the dark.
  2. May 4, 2011
    As brilliantly creepy and original as Papa Sangre undoubtedly was, it left you wondering where Somethin' Else could go next. The answer? Into space.
  3. May 3, 2013
    The Nightjar is a definite bird to catch so check out our forums and see what the community is saying about the experience.
  4. 60
    Feels a bit too much like an experiment, too much like a repetition of Papa Sangre, and not enough like a game. If you haven’t played Papa Sangre though, and you’re looking for something wildly different, give it a try.