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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 ... but you can use ice power
Nihilumbra Windows Volcano
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 After encountering the scarecrow the avatar changes from the blob to one mimicking the scarecrow.

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Nihilumbra Screenshot
Nihilumbra Screenshot
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Nihilumbra Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "虚空之虫" -- Chinese spelling
  • "ニヒラブラ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Slide to Play iPhone Jul 17, 2012 4 out of 4 100
Shoost Windows Apr 16, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Digital Spy iPad Jul 09, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Shoost Macintosh Apr 16, 2014 10 out of 10 100
Touch Arcade iPad Jul 03, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
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 iPad Jul 06, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Oct 10, 2013 78 out of 100 78
Kill Screen Windows Oct 17, 2013 Unscored Unscored


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