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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 On the right are the colors that can be selected to modify the world.  Blue gives you ice which will allow you to move faster, and make longer jumps.
Nihilumbra Windows Ash Desert
Nihilumbra Windows As the game progresses the story is narrated both textually and with a voice actor.

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Shoost Windows Apr 16, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Slide to Play iPhone Jul 17, 2012 4 out of 4 100
Digital Spy iPhone Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
148apps iPad Jul 03, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Video Chums PS Vita Jan 28, 2015 8 out of 10 80
TouchGen iPhone Jul 06, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 iPad 2012 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Jul 06, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jul 06, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Kill Screen Windows Oct 17, 2013 Unscored Unscored


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