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Nihinlumbra is a video game by BeautiFun Games. It was released in 2012, and the first platform was iOS. The name is a mix of two Latin words, nihil meaning «nothing» and umbra meaning «darkness.»


The main character, Born, is a black creature soaring above the ground. He was born in absolute emptiness; his goal is to get out of it. Multiple enemies can’t be defeated; the player can only avoid them.


Nihinlumbra is a classic platform game, so the gameplay includes jumping between hanging platforms and avoiding blocks. During the game, Born explores five different worlds: the Frozen Cliffs, the Living Forest, the Ash Desert, the Volcano, and the City. New platform versions offer alternative control methods.

Key feature

The main feature is the ability to color surroundings. Each level implies getting a new color that can modify the setting.
The blue color makes surfaces slippery; the green color lets Born bounce, the brown makes the characters slower when they walk on it; the red burns the monsters, and the yellow conducts electricity. The graphics are performed in dark colors. Monsters are the same color as Born, black, and each of them is deadly. Quiet sound effects support the game.

Release date
BeautiFun Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

4.0 and up

System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Snow Leopard or later
  • Processor: Intel Mac
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Nihilumbra is not compatible with Apple Trackpad.
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Nihilumbra reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Nihilumbra is a Game I would describe as a Kind of maze game. You have different Powers with which you try to solve the Level in a variety of Ways and continue your Journey a Bit. Each of the Forces has been assigned a color of Its own, so for Example, yellow Is the Running of Electricity to operate machines, Light blue like Ice to be able to move faster, Green to jump higher and some others. But This isn't even the Most Interesting Thing about the Game, as the Game has a really rousing set Story that goes deeper than you might think. For the first Time I had played the Game on an iOS Device as it was free there, but thought it was so good that when I had seen it on Steam I had to buy it.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Nihilumbra is a pretty Sidescroller/Jump & Run/puzzle adventure that is a graphic and basic Game principle reminiscent of limbo, but comes up with a great Story that, as with Bastion, is gradually produced by a mysterious Narrator during the Playing is revealed. The whole thing is still spiced up by game and Puzzle elements reminiscent of Portal 2, and topped by a coherent Soundtrack. One starts as a Being in the Void and gradually learns the Game world, its Mechanisms and also oneself. On the Journey you will discover different Colors, which you have to use and combine in a similar way to the gels in Portal 2 in order to get through the different Levels. For example, you can ice the Ground to slither through more quickly under Stompers. In each of the 5 Worlds, which in turn Consist of at least 8 different Levels, one discovers a new Color and thus a new Ability. The Levels flow directly into each other, but you can play directly again via the Card any Level after Unlocking. As The game progresses, fast Levels, in which you have to reach the End in a process of Jump-and-run fashion under Time pressure, alternate with slower Levels in which you have to solve light "Puzzles" in order to get further. Along the Way, there are many Hazards, but also more than enough Memory Points, so you don't have to play through half the level again if you get stuck in one Place. If you are not averse to a small jump & run adventure with a few puzzle insoles, I can only recommend Nihilumbra because of the profound History and the artistic Atmosphere. And since after the first Play a new Mode is unlocked for all Levels, in which the Levels are partially changed and therefore much heavier, you can easily get 6-10 Hours of Gameplay for your Money here (depending on Your skill).
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Microsoft from Swedish
Twenty-one crashes the game on different levels after upgrading to iOS 9. Right now it's not really a matter of playing (on iPad2). However, the difficulty level is strange. Very easy in the shower and when you get into "part 2" it is all right before. Would be better to gradually reduce the degree of difficulty. The controls should exit at the edges. Now one sometimes misses because the thumbs end up in the "dda" surface between edge and button Otherwise: good id, beautiful artistic performing, suitable music, as well as good and thought-provoking texts.
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