July 5, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Barcelona, Spain - Beautifun Games is pleased to announce Nihilumbra 1.1 for iOS, a new video game that brings new experiences to the Apple store. Not only does it boast hand painted dark environments, nightmarish monsters, and a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack, it tells a story that really panders to the existential dread lurking within us all.
Face an inevitable fate:
You play as the main character, Born, created from a type of anti-matter known as The Void, a dark mass of nothingness. The Void turns out to be the main antagonist throughout the game; it abhors the very existence of Born and will relentlessly pursue him, destroying all in it's path and sending out shadowy minions to reabsorb him and thus restore balance to the universe.
A totally different experience:
More than your typical platform game, Nihilumbra's main feature is the ability to modify the environment through the use of color. There are five colors to find, which grant you various abilities to change the physics of the world. Different colors may solve puzzles or dispatch enemies depending on how you apply them. There is often more than one way of solving each puzzle, and the ability to paint wherever you please and experiment really adds a unique creative element to the game.
A long and dangerous journey:
The game is also huge as far as iOS games go with over 10 hours of gameplay. There are 5 worlds increasing in complexity, culminating in an exciting twist that opens up a whole new challenge. Plus, once the game is completed in it's entirety a great surprise is unlocked ensuring replayability.
Nihilumbra has been received very well by the iOS gaming community and has already been given many glowing reviews:
"Nihilumbra is one of those games you're going to finish and remember. It feels like a combination of S&S and Waking Mars. Memorable." - Sean Yuan, USA. 5 stars.
"It's gorgeous, entertaining and clever. And that's before we get to the story." - Nissa Campbell, Touch Arcade. 4.5 Stars.
"Really beautiful game. Thought-provoking, colorful, imaginative, dark, simple, and fun. More games like this please!" - Zimmerman's Way, USA. 5 star.
* 3/4Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 144.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Nihilumbra 1.1 is only $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Beautifun Games is an Indie development team based in Sabadell, near Barcelona. We are committed to creating original and quality games that are above all, beautiful and fun. For more information, or if you would like to schedule an interview with us, please contact us. Copyright (C) 2012 Beautifun Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.