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  • Publisher: CloudKid
  • Genre: Kids
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 36.5 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 4 (1)
App description: Negative Nimbus is a wonderfully odd iOS game featuring original characters, intuitive gameplay, and an oh-so-negative little rain cloud.

-Best Visuals, Boston Festival of Indie Games 2012

"Negative Nimbus is an extremely cute and fun game, with adorable graphics and charming music." - App Advice

"Amazingly cute and unexpectedly creative" - Cult of Mac

"Negative Nimbus delivers a level of originality and charm that is sure to pique anyones interest." - Blast Magazine

Help guide Nimbus the curmudgeonly rain cloud through the various worlds of Sunnyland, raining down on all the flowers (they love it!) while trying to keep all of Sunnylands other inhabitants dry (they hate rain!). Along the way, players will unlock achievements, comics, new accessories, and meet all of the friendly folk of Sunnyland.

-5 beautifully designed worlds to unlock
-Simple and intuitive tap-and-swipe gameplay
-Unlockable achievements, comics, and hats!
-Tons of challenging levels
-Dozens of animated characters
-Wonderfully original score
-Optimized for retina display

CloudKid's comments:

Three-time Emmy-nominated indie studio CloudKid has officially launched its first-ever original iOS game, Negative Nimbus!! This beautiful touch-based iPad gane - which won the award for best visuals and design at the Boston Festival of Indie Games - features a lovable-but-curmudgeonly raincloud who just can't stop raining.

Gameplay Trailer: http://vimeo.com/51545119

Why this game is awesome:
* 3 gorgeous worlds to unlock (with 3 more to come!)
* Tons of challenging levels
* Simple and intuitive tap-and-swipe gameplay
* Unlockable collections, including comics and wearable hats for Nimbus
* Unique achievements that keep gameplay fresh and entertaining
* Dozens of animated characters
* Wonderfully original score
* Optimized for Retina display

Check it out on the Appstore, hope you enjoy the game and Thanks!!!!

-Available on the iphone in November

10-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,422
Hi! Your game looks pretty interesting. I will be checking it out later today. The description and images don't convey much information about the game play, but I found a trailer for it here which helps:


It looks like fun. And here is the app info:

Game Center: MarinasideSteve

10-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 25
Thanks slewis7! Here is a link to the gameplay trailer that shows a little bit more of what the game is about. In the game Nimbus must rain on flowers to gain points, while making sure not to rain on all the other characters in SunnyLand. Tap on dirt mounds to release flowers, get a rainbow for 2x multiplier, get 3 stars to unlock comics, hats and achievements too! Thanks for checkin out the site!
10-17-2012, 11:50 AM
Please add iPad 3 retina display support to this game it would be amazing with it!
10-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,740
Originally Posted by Hero211 View Post
Please add iPad 3 retina display support to this game it would be amazing with it!
The description already says "Optimized for retina", and it doesn't appear to be a universal app...
10-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 25
We are working towards becoming a "universal app" with our iphone release in November. The UI,menus, and comics are all currently optimized for the iPad 3 Retina Display. Thanks for your input guys! Hope you enjoy the game!
10-17-2012, 12:10 PM
Ya! but why not make it all retina for iPad 3 it looks a bit fuzzy please fix! The flowers an cloud an backgrounds look fuzzy ! Come on man stop wit this half ass treatment on the ipad3 retina support please fix in next update!

Last edited by Hero211; 10-17-2012 at 12:21 PM.
10-17-2012, 01:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,422
I have played just the first three levels, and so far the game play is quite simplistic which is to be expected. Hopefully it will ramp up a bit as the game goes on. The presentation is whimsical, charming and wonderful. I am sure kids will love it and I find it quite appealing myself.

The game awards you with costume elements and comics as you progress, but for some reason I am getting a download error when I try to read the comics I have unlocked. My guess is that this will get ironed out soon.

Theere is no Game Center support, but this is really a lovely game and is well worth a look at the low price of a dollar.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
10-17-2012, 02:47 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 25
Thanks for the good review slewis7!! The gameplay ramps up with lots of new gesture mechanics as you play through the levels as well as faster gameplay as you play through the different worlds. Hopefully later levels will bring you the challenge that you desire! Also thanks for the tip on the comic downloads! We are addressing that issue right away so you should be able to get reading soon! Thanks again!
-the cloudkid crew
10-18-2012, 08:22 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,422
The difficulty is definitely ramping up later on - kind of a walk and chew gum thing.

The comics download is still busted. Will it take an app update?

Are you considering adding Game Center support later on? The game already has a scoring system and internal achievements, so it seems ideal for it.

I am so charmed by the presentation. I need to get a bit farther in the game, but I plan to leave a very positive App Store review.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve