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Nihilumbra is a puzzle-platform game. The player takes control of the Born, an entity born out of the nothingness of the Void, the game's antagonistic force. The Born journeys throughout the world in an attempt to live, but with the Void following in his wake, inadvertently causes the world's destruction.

The player will gather various powers from colored flowers as the Born heads through his existential journey. The flowers give the player the ability to paint the landscape with their fingers to alter its properties. For instance, the blue color allows the player to paint surfaces with ice, allowing them to slide across gaps, while the brown color allows the player to become sticky. There are five colors, and five worlds in all.

The Wii U version contains cooperative multiplayer for two players.


Nihilumbra Windows Art Gallery entries unlock as the story progresses while playing.
Nihilumbra Windows Ash Desert
Nihilumbra Windows Title screen and main menu.  The exclamation mark shows new content in the Art Gallery feature.  The bottom right corner is the user profile button.
Nihilumbra Windows Little power

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GameZebo iPad Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Shoost Linux Apr 16, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Shoost Macintosh Apr 16, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Slide to Play iPhone Jul 17, 2012 4 out of 4 100
Touch Arcade iPhone Jul 03, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
NZGamer Windows Jan 07, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Chums PS Vita Jan 28, 2015 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers Windows Oct 29, 2013 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 10, 2013 78 out of 100 78 iPad Oct 10, 2013 77 out of 100 77


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