NightSky Review ratings and more

Based on 7 critics – Overal Score: 79 / 100

GameInfo: NightSky, a physics-based puzzle platformer, was released on 6 January 2011. The game had a long development history; first announced in 2007, it was known variously as Skymning and Night Game. On 5 May 2008 Nygren released three minigames that vvere going to be part of the project, but were abandoned due to incompatibilities vvith the new engine. In 2009 news appeared that the game would only be released 4 wii, a decision that upset numerous fans; only in late 2010 it was announced that the Windows version would appear first.

In NightSky the player controls a glowing sphere which can accelerate and decelerate, and sometimes has the ability to invert gravity. The goal is to guide the sphere through 10 different worlds, each divided into 13 three-screen sections, each section containing a challenge or a puzzle. The soundtrack was made by Chris Schlarb; the game was produced by Nicalis.


Critic Score
IGN 7.5 out of 10
TheSpeedGamers 9 out of 10
PC Gamer 82 out of 100
PC PowerPlay 80 out of 100
Eurogamer 80 out of 100
Meristation 80 out of 100
LEVEL (Czech Republic) 70 out of 100


Game Features:

Design direction by Nicklas Nygren
2D platform/puzzle-based gameplay
Advanced 2D physics model
Progressive scan display support
Multiple difficulties with unique topography
11 massive levels, each with expansive areas to explore
Multiple “vehicles” each with specific uses and dynamics physics
Additional secrets and unlockables
Original ambient soundtrack by experimental musician, Chris Schlarb

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