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App description: EXPLORE A BEAUTIFUL OPEN WORLD FANTASY WILDERNESS
Run, swim and fly through glistening waterfalls and rivers, overgrown forests, sky-high mountains and ancient dungeons. Shape change into powerful dragons, soaring eagles, quick-footed deer and more. Download BrightRidge today - on sale for a limited time!

I am a solo indie developer working on BrightRidge and it is a game from my heart. I enjoyed creating this world and I hope you enjoy exploring it:)

EXPLORE AND STORY MODES
Ready for adventure? Adventure through BrightRidge as 2 young heroes in Story Mode. Or choose Explore mode and experience BrightRidge without quests or enemies. Can you find the ancient whale that swims the oceans? Or the hidden ruins that dot the land?

SHAPE CHANGE POWERS
Unlock the power to change into several species and explore BrightRidge from a new perspective. Soar through the sky as a golden eagle or a winged dragon. Run through the forests and a wily fox or dashing deer. Barge through the land as a towering Tree Ent and flutter peacefully among the flowers as a delicate butterfly (a fan favourite!).

PHOTO MODE
Become a nature photographer and take and save beautiful pictures of this gorgeous and vast landscape. Will you photograph an elusive deer drinking by the river? Or perhaps capture a golden sunset amid ancient ruins? Need help hunting the animals down? Use your Spirit View to magically track animals, each with their own habitat and behavior.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORLD
Extensive options let you customize almost anything at anytime. Change time of day, turn on Watercolor mode and experience a living painting, add effects and filters and more. On newer devices you can turn up the detail for an even more beautiful and immersive experience.

LEGENDS AND LORE
Legend Spots dot the land waiting to be discovered. Each one tells a bit about the people, places and history of BrightRidge. Or visit the cozy halls of BrightRidge Inn, sit by the fireplace, dance with the guests, or listen to their stories.

DYNAMIC WEATHER AND DAY/NIGHT CYCLE
Its all here. Rainstorms, lightning and thunder, light breezes and gusting wind, and quiet snowfalls. Or use the options to change the weather on the fly.

RELAX AND EXPLORE
Theres no rush. Feeling panic, anxiety or stress? Choose Explore Mode and explore the rivers, valleys and waterfalls of BrightRidge at your own pace.

FULL GAME
The full game is included with no ads and no in-game purchases. Pay once - play forever!



TRAILER
Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WMzFkCcQyE

FOLLOW ME
Follow @protopop on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/protopopgames on Facebook for news and updates


I'd like to thank everyone who took time to leave a review. Positive or negative each one helps me understand how the game works in the real world, and I appreciate it. For a solo dev like me hearing that people enjoy BrightRidge is very encouraging:)

Nimian Legends is an original fantasy world and the setting for BrightRidge. See the interactive map at http://NimianLegends.com

...AND A PERSONAL THANK YOU
A big thank you to Nullzone, Liam, Curtis and Jack for helping me test BrightRidge. A project of this size is a challenge to create on my own, and your support and encouragement have helped me through difficult times.
07-21-2014, 11:26 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,540
The Gameplay:


since the title has been changed to the newer one, i believe its more reasonable to post the newest video here: (please @moderator feel free to remove the video if it is inappropriate)

HD Version:


Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014, Rush Rally 2


Last edited by redribbon; 03-30-2016 at 09:59 AM.

07-22-2014, 01:23 AM
#3
I'd be interested to hear any opinions on this one.
07-22-2014, 01:25 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,913
This looks really good!

Approximately how many hours of game play are there?
Thank you
07-22-2014, 01:36 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
Is there a story? I mean, it looks quite good and the gigantic enemies are cool. I also like the look of the landscapes. So, this could be a nice one.

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07-22-2014, 01:59 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Is there a story? I mean, it looks quite good and the gigantic enemies are cool. I also like the look of the landscapes. So, this could be a nice one.
i dont think there is one in this game. perhaps the dev can join us and explained a bit about the background story. landscape does looks amazing. on retina screen it looks gorgeous. definitely the best one i say. i think this game is more free roam quest than an action adventure. not spend much time into it so theres nothing much i can tell bout this game. forgot to mention, the controls just great, it simply work. camera control does a great job also.

ps. for its amazing graphics itself, this game worth the price.

Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014, Rush Rally 2


Last edited by redribbon; 07-22-2014 at 02:02 AM.
07-22-2014, 09:22 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 578
Just watched the video and hit the buy button. I love the open world
environments. The camera does look like it works really well . When I saw
the huge walking trees ,it reminded me of Shadow of the Colossus and
the Ents from Tolken's story. I was sold.

Thanks
07-22-2014, 09:55 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 840
Will this work on an iPad 3rd generation ?

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07-22-2014, 10:14 AM
#9
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,501
Oh, I saw it was mentioned in the general game disscussions forums but sadly couldn't find it in the AppStore. So here it is and I'll definitely check it out!

Thanks for the gameplay vid, red!

(Maybe the dev should have make this one into one giant open world western style rpg )

Last edited by Nekku; 07-22-2014 at 10:19 AM.
07-22-2014, 10:41 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,439
So far it's "only" exploring one gigantic great-looking landscape: been running around for over an hour, without visiting a place twice. Got utterly lost, found a huge whale swimming in the ocean, a statue hidden dev-knows-where in the forest, a village, etc...

But the dev mentioned that he (quoting) "would like to update the experience with some minor questing, but first Im working on an optimization update so more devices can play it."
Lookie here: forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=3293293 , post 24 on page 3.

@Nekku: I think you might get your RPG, only browser-based. Check the homepage at nimianlegends.com. I didn't try it on my Air yet, so let's just say that my 24" monitor at work felt too small for it Might have to try turning the two into one combined display...