Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 26, 2011
    82
    NightSky delivers a short but sweet physics puzzle experience. [April 2011, p.76]
  2. Feb 24, 2011
    80
    A little gem of a puzzler. [Mar 2011, p.69]
  3. Jan 21, 2011
    80
    But if you can break through the periodic pain barrier that comes with such exacting physics-based challenges, you'll be able to bask in the warm glow of manly gaming satisfaction. And with around six hours' worth of it to roll through, it'll put hairs on your chest. Not so good if you're a lady, obviously.
  4. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    Nightsky is another beautiful 2D game from Nicklas Nygren "Nifflas", where he shows his will to keep experimenting in the field he hopes to master. In other games he tried new formulas around exploration, creation and puzzles in his huge bidimensional worlds, but his new title is a different beast and he really focus on physic manipulation to solve puzzles through levels, adding and taking away mechanics to create a rich game with an excellent ambiance and music.
  5. Jan 7, 2011
    75
    NightSky is a nice place to visit. The physics-based gameplay is clever, but the real draws are the beautiful scenery and the ambient electronic soundtrack.
  6. 70
    Dark environment and traditional music are great backdrops for this relaxed physical arcade. It's not enough to be the game of the year but Nifflas did not disappoint us. [Issue#201]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    4
    $10 is a steep price for this 2D platform puzzler. Very basic, no complexity, no story, no plot, no replayability, no innovation--Sonic-like$10 is a steep price for this 2D platform puzzler. Very basic, no complexity, no story, no plot, no replayability, no innovation--Sonic-like in some respects. Full Review »
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    6
    Short and stylish with some interesting and unique physics-based puzzles. Indie fans would enjoy this one, but I only recommend picking thisShort and stylish with some interesting and unique physics-based puzzles. Indie fans would enjoy this one, but I only recommend picking this up in a bundle! Full Review »
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    1
    i bought this at 90% off on steam yesterday (summer sale 2013) and this game is awful. do not buy this at its full price (10$) it is not worthi bought this at 90% off on steam yesterday (summer sale 2013) and this game is awful. do not buy this at its full price (10$) it is not worth it. here's the pros and cons of the game-

    pros:
    -good soundtrack, very relaxing
    -cute graphics style

    cons:
    -horrible controls on keyboard and gamepad alike (without the option to rebind anything)
    -bad level design for the most part. keep in mind that this is a 2D platformer, meaning that level design is of great importance. but this game, more often than not, will punish you for making a very small mistake. and with the lack of logical physics, you´ll make many.
    -basically no menu
    -its a short game with no replayability, and therefor is not worth the price.

    all in all, it's okay for 1 buck, which is what i payed for it, but for any other price, this game sucks.
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