About This GameGet Nyah Home: Nyah is walking home from school when she’s suddenly cast into an uncanny world where dangerous spirits linger restlessly in bottomless canyons and moonlit deserts. Play as Nyah and her spirit light in tandem, using their shared swinging mechanic to gain incredible momentum.
- Coordinate 2 characters who share a physics-based swinging mechanic.
- Discover hidden collectibles and piece together Nyah’s backstory.
- Offer your finds to Roadkill the cat to unlock bonus levels featuring unique gameplay challenges.
- Generous checkpoints let you play at your own pace.
Simple Controls, Complex Gameplay: Nyah can walk on the ground and collect treasures while her light can fly in any direction – you control them both at the same time. Forming a telekinetic beam between them, you’ll create a powerful connection that can swing Nyah to new heights, destroy barriers, thwart spirits and light the way to secret locations. Your coordination with these two characters is key, as disembodied spirits can appear without warning and hurt Nyah or her light. You’ll learn their unique play style intuitively and quickly as fresh challenges emerge to test you in the wilderness.
Discover Dozens of Unique Items: Collect dozens of unique treasures in Nyah’s lunchbox that reveal memories from Nyah’s past and rearrange them however you like. Decide which items to keep with you on your journey and which to offer to the mysterious spirit cat Roadkill, who can unlock secret challenge levels with special items.
About Nyah: Nyah is a curious 8-year-old who loves exploring nature and studying life science. She shares treasures from her explorations with her teacher, Ms. Bisbee. Nyah lives with her single mom and baby sister, Isa, but Mom seems tired and different from how she used to be. Sometimes Nyah stays with her grandma who feeds Nyah’s imagination with her quirky wisdom, but maybe grandma’s stories have more truth than Nyah ever could have believed.
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Little Bug was funded on Fig with the support of 315 backers.
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570
- Storage: 600 MB available space
- Additional Notes: xbox controller or equivalent recommended
A delightful puzzle platformer where a young girl, lost in a dream, recruits a little ball of light to help her navigate through the dreamscape.
Set in a beautiful 2.5d like world, Nyah who is seemingly compelled to pick up everything that isn’t nailed down comes across a dead cat, but is he dead? From there, late to get home, Nyah enters the dream world. Both the real world and dream world are beautifully realised with distinct looks and architecture matched to an outstanding OST.
Soon upon entering the dream world, Nyah comes across a ball of light that allows her to swing freely through the world reaching places she could never dare. Like the game Brothers, the left stick controls Nyah while the right stick controls the ball of light. With a little practice some quite complex manoeuvres can be pulled off and at times the game requires some pretty precise coordination. Those inexperienced with this sort of game may get frustrated at times as dying will be frequent. Though usually the main path is a little easier, going off this path to collect the copious amount of collectables will require some slick moves at times.
There are plenty of checkpoints but these are unevenly spaced at times. Sometimes I had to pull off 3 or 4 pretty tricky manoeuvres in a row to make it to the next one, other times I just had to walk up a hill.
The game is not super long, less than two hours but this is an unmissable addition to the puzzle-platformer genre.
I have had the pleasure of receiving this game as a review copy.
If you’re looking for a sweet/cute game, with amazing visuals (with meaning, if you dig deep into the story and you’ll see that everything here visually aids the overall arc!) and challenging puzzles all packaged up into a lovely platformer?
Do it. You won’t be disappointed. Take the time to go through the game and enjoy the music and try your best to *explore* rather than simply trying to blow through the game. Go for the hard-to-reach places and it will add another layer and dimension to the game to enjoy right then and later!
Great work, Buddy System! First try? Nailed it.
And Little Bug has all of the game elements that make playing fun. It has puzzles that are tricky to get through and satisfying when completed. There were secret areas that I was suprised to find myself in. And it’s hard; I died lots of times. But I also got better at the mechanics and after a bit I was spider-man-ing all over the place. The music and setting were wonderful, the best I’ve encountered in a while. And I really liked my little character. She felt like a real person.
This is a great game, I would recommend it to anyone. Well done, Buddy System!
I’d be remiss to not mention this game’s soundtrack. Not only is its sound design integral to its atmosphere and story but the music is some of the best video game music I’ve ever heard. The title theme alone regularly gets stuck in my head.
But yeah really stoked I decided to pick this up.
The story is simple and sweet and the atmosphere created by the environments and music is both eerie and comforting at turns. The collectable items are very cute.
The ending leaves you wanting more and there are apparently secrets levels in the game (which I haven’t found yet), as well as a lot of hard to reach items, so there’s definitely replay value.
I have been following this game ever since I discovered the demo on Gamejolt and it has been a joy to see it become the little gem it has. It’s kinda hard to control the two characters but it gets easier with practice.
A fun (if a little challenging) platformer that you should most definatly invest some time in!