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Download: NightSky Demo


This is the playable demo for the 2D physics based indie puzzle platforming game, NightSky.

"NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other-cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician, Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal experience."

Download NightSky Demo (26 MB)

IGF Finalist Showcase: Design Excellence


With the IGF finalists announced, game makers only have a short while longer to find out the best of the best in indie games from last year. From the best overall game to the one with the most impressive art, there's several different categories for indie game designers to aspire to be the top of. This week we're going to take a look at a few of the games that have made it to the finals.

While games have to be innovative and technically competent, they should also be fun. Everyone loves a game that challenges the preconceived notions of gameplay in a way that is incredibly fun and engaging. Whether this means combining existing gameplay elements into something new or pulling new designs from the void in an effort of pure creativity doesn't matter. All that matters in the end product, and in the case of these five IGF finalists, their designers knew what they were doing. These end products are great!

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