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  • Summary: NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance.
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. 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.
  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. Feb 24, 2011
    80
    A little gem of a puzzler. [Mar 2011, p.69]
  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]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Jan 15, 2012
    10
    This is NOT Limbo. This game is more peaceful and gentle taste.
    If you are looking for quiet relaxed gaming with family, this is worth
    trying.
    This is not difficult. I recommend to everyone.
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  2. Jul 3, 2012
    9
    A simple casual game but very enjoyable with puzzles that are challenging enough to be interesting, but never annoying. Altogether a triumph of artistic programming. I really don't see how someone can object to paying $10 for it. It isn't meant to be an adventure game so of course there is no story, but it gives you several hours of gameplay and creates a pleasant atmosphere and relaxing play. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    9
    That was a experience! The game is so atmospheric: outstanding soundtrack and graphics, that gave you the impression to forget about time and twist! Gameplay is all the same throughout the game but it has an addicitve effect on the player. I must recommend this for all who like relaxing games with an atmosphere! Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2013
    8
    A simplistic but stylish and deeply calming puzzle platformer. The gorgeous soundtrack and crisp visuals generate a relaxing atmosphere that makes playing through this short but sweet game a real pleasure. Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2013
    7
    A very lightweight game with easy to grasp controls. It's the kind of game you can play for 5 minutes and relax while rolling a ball through the endless bidimentional landscapes NightSky has to offer. Roll the ball from left to right, accelerate it to jump, use precision movement and flip gravity to advance through the level. One indie game so simple yet so well designed that will give you guaranteed bursts of fun, enough to kill that boredom. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2012
    6
    So far a fun game. It is a simple concept and the art style is aesthetically pleasing. Definitely a cure for boredom and not necessarily something that I would set aside time to play. I liked how they give the ball a story and almost treat him as a character in the opening rather than just offering up the game as "move the ball through the level" style of plat former. I think this sets it apart from a simpler game to some degree but at the end of the day you are just moving a ball through a 2D maze. All-in-all, a fun time killer. Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2013
    1
    i bought this at 90% off on steam yesterday (summer sale 2013) and this game is awful. do not buy this at its full price (10$) it is not 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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