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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 Volcano
Nihilumbra Windows These creatures are enemies from the Void and you definitely should not go near them.
Nihilumbra Windows Here using the blue color will create ice causing the monster to slide into the box and bump it off the cliff.
Nihilumbra Windows This is the scenario selection screen which allows the player to go back to any stage passed successfully.

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GameZebo iPhone Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Shoost Windows Apr 16, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Digital Spy iPad Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Digital Spy iPhone Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Touch Arcade iPad Jul 03, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Softpedia Windows Nov 27, 2013 9 out of 10 90
TouchGen iPhone Jul 06, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jul 06, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Jul 06, 2012 7 out of 10 70 iPad 2012 7 out of 10 70


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