Posted: 3 weeks ago.
It's a game that leans more on offering a playground or meditation space than what we usually expect from interactive entertainment. With simple controls you are left to enjoy a world of quiet moments and stunning views, with golden sunsets behind sky-high mountains, flower filled rolling green hills, and frost covered tundra and frozen lakes.
At first it feels like you are waiting for something to happen, but you soon settle in to the more sedentary pace and enjoy the experience at your own speed. For children, this often becomes a story book or playground world as they invent their own stories and adventures. For adults, it can offer a meditative experience of the wild. You can climb into a rowing boat and explore a lake. Take charge of a galleon. Transform into all manner of animals. Go swimming underwater. Fly as an eagle. Skate on a frozen lake.
The result is a game like no other. The world is generated as you play and offers more than 100,000 square km of wilderness. It's the freedom to roam, along with the sheer size of the place, that makes this somewhere you want to come back to again and again.
If you want more game and narrative in your exploration, there are also adventures:
- Nimian Legends: Vandgels - An adventure of faith and mystery awaits in the frozen halls of Vandgels.
- Nimian Legends: Brightridge - Open World exploration through the eyes of two young heros.
You can play this game in the following styles:
6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young children can enjoy the game provided they are able to handle the touch screen controls. Adding a bluetooth (or holster) controller for the device can make this easier for the very young. Having an active imagination works well with the game, that offers something of a blank canvass for all sorts of (perhaps bedtime?) stories.
There isn't a difficulty option because it's not possible to die or lose progress.
Although you can't see all the controls at once, they are highlighted next to actions. The menu text is quite small but is accompanied with icons. There is an overview map and a compass to aid exploration. Motion blur is off by default and can be enabled.
If you enter the meditation mode the game is played in slow motion. You can also slow gameplay down directly in the options menu.
You can't currently remap buttons but you can position the touch control areas on the screen.
The only hold is to run, where you need to hold the dash button.
Diversity and Inclusion
Gender and Sexuality:
Gender and Sexuality Choices: The gender and sexuality choices you can make for your character orientation and presentation in the game.
- Choose Any Gender: You can choose any gender (including trans and non-binary) or don’t have to make this distinction.
- Unrestricted Gender Presentation: You can wear clothing and present your character’s gender in any way regardless of their gender.
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