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Nihilumbra

Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse. Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

This is a sweet little platformer with a neat mechanic where you can paint different ability spots on to the map and get through it however you see fit. The puzzles are simple but fun, the stages offer many different opportunities to use your abilities, and the dark setting of the game adds a nice touch. It's short but relaxing and another great score for cheap!

Review from Steam

Probably.

Review from Steam

Nihilumbra is a weird game.
I mean that in quite a literal sense - you play as nothing. At least at the start.
Allow me to elaborate-
In Nihilumbra you play as Born - An entity created from the void, from. Nothing. You are nothing, you are empty.
Born takes on the shape of a scarecrow he finds. And the void, missing part of itself, chases you down destroying everything in its wake.
The narrator makes sure to drill these concepts into your head at the start. That you are indeed nothing, that all you do it bring destruction.
However, throughout the course of this game you find colours - These take the form of abilities which you can use. And from those, you create stuff. You affect the world around you. You become.. Something. There's a bit more to it, but i'd be spoiling it if I described it here.
It serves as a beautiful yet simple metaphor for growth, and that you aren't defined by the environment you come from. Paired with the art and music, the game is. Really something. It's a small underground game, but it's definitely one of my favourite games of all time.
The gameplay consists of puzzle platforming - you use the environmental abilities which you find along the way, to affect the environment and.. solve puzzles. I think they still hold up, although some of the ones in the game's unlockable challenge mode are a bit brute-forcey and unfun at times. Majority of the game is great, though.
The aforementioned art and music stick out. They're beautiful. You can even view the concept art, or change the music to a beta version after completion of the game to really see the process behind something like this. It's really nice, something I wish more games did.
I'd recommend checking this game out to anyone, rlly.

Review from Steam

A very atmospheric platformer with good puzzles. It looks beautiful and has great narration and music.

Review from Steam

short, but amazing game. The voice soothes while guiding you through the different places, and the game itself is very beautiful!

Review from Steam

Unbelievably wonderful game!