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Description

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.

Screenshots

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 Spikes
Nihilumbra Windows A wave from the Void chases you as you avoid triggering the golden domes.  The game make clever use of it's mechanics.
Nihilumbra Windows The game starts off the basic tutorial blended into the game.  The little black blob is born in the Void.

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Digital Spy iPad Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Slide to Play iPad Jul 17, 2012 4 out of 4 100
Slide to Play iPhone Jul 17, 2012 4 out of 4 100
148apps iPad Jul 03, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Modojo iPad 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
Touch Arcade iPad 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
TouchGen iPad Jul 06, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HonestGamers Windows Oct 29, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Multiplayer.it iPad 2012 7 out of 10 70

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