Nimian Legends: BrightRidge HD 9+

Open World Fantasy Adventure

Robert Kabwe

    • 4.4 • 152 Ratings
    • $3.99



Go anywhere in a beautiful, true Open World adventure

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.

Ready for adventure? The Ballad of BrightRidge and Love & Tin are two magical adventures 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?

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!).

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.

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.

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.

It’s 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.

There’s no rush. Feeling panic, anxiety or stress? Choose Explore Mode, breathe, and explore the wild rivers, valleys and waterfalls of BrightRidge at your own pace.

+ No Ads
+ No In-App Purchases
+ No Timelimits
+ Offline Play : No WiFi required




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

Thank you to 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

Thank you to Touch Arcade for your reviews and being a great place for Mobile game news :

Thanks to MisterDerez and Minecorps X for their amazing commentary and YouTube Playthroughs of BrightRidge. It made my day to watch these:)
Minecorps X :

A big thank you to Nullzone, RiverShard, Liam, Curtis, DK_1287, redribbon, Benjamin ,Jack and everyone who has helped me test and supported 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.

Optimized for iPad Air 2 and higher and iPhone 6S and higher

Thank you for supporting Nimian Legends : BrightRidge. I'm available at for questions, bug reports or other assistance.

What’s New

Version 8.1

Big and Beautiful: Added fullscreen iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max support

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

sixsentience ,

Great game

With an interesting storyline to follow this game is great as a freebie. I really enjoy the theme and the work put into threading the story together through the chapters. If I paid for this game I might be a little disappointed but only because of minor control issues.

I would prefer the joystick/buttons be stationary with an option to edit their position. As they are, it becomes difficult to move/look and jump/attack simultaneously. I find myself constantly adjusting my thumb to run. Movement died is a little slow for the expanse of the map as well, but this is remedied by shapeshifting.

The grafics are great! Beautiful landscapes. Obviously a lot of work put into the open map world. I've really been enjoying this and will be sharing it with some of my friends after I finish this review!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for playing, and for the feedback. You can lock the control positions in options-settings-interface-lock button position. You can also reset their positions here. I think i will move this directly int the controls panel though. Its hard because different players prefer different setups, i almost think i need an extra screen at the start maybe to just set up the controls. That might work:)

fluffycatgurl ,

Seriously Bad controls

(Fyi I played on an ipad pro with 256gb memory, most of which is unused. I had nothing else open.)There may be a great game here, but it is likely I’ll never know. Just too exhausting to even try to make the character move in the correct direction, let alone any other action. Camera goes all over the place and constantly gets too close in to the main character - I tried moving it out but just zooms in again. Tried first person and same thing. Try to select to move in a specific direction by pressing on the screen and half the time the character just continues to stand around. When he does move, the camera swings wildly and so do the characters movements. Just awful. Music and visuals are good but there is no voice - or only a compressed squeal when there should be voice. Everything is in a text box at the very bottom of the screen, which I miss half the time while struggling to control the characters movements - so I’m missing most of the dialog. Characters do have speech bubbles sometimes, but text does not appear in them. There are a range of movement settings, but none of them helped - just a mess. Touching a character or object seems to accomplish nothing - perhaps this is a port from a different platform as this game seems not designed for touch controls. Sadness.

Lauren_jonesie ,

The most beautiful game ever made!

I have been a player of BrightRidge for a long time! I started out just playing the demo version and I would just fly around with the eagle all the time! I ended up buying the full version and honestly it is the most beautiful and addictive game I have every played. You created a world that is so realistic and beyond our wildest dreams. The stories are wonderful and also a little emotional. You feel such a deep connection with the characters and that is something you don’t find in a lot of games. For being a game I play on my phone, it honestly is one of the best games I have ever played. I have replayed stories over and over trying to discover and figure out more and more! I am beyond excited for all the new things that are in development! Thank you so much for taking your time to create something this special. You can tell you put all your heart into it! You deserve a lot of recognition for this game! Great work! Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Thanks Lauren:) Im thrilled you like BrightRidge and your encouragement is really helpful. Ive been working on the sequel Vandgels and i hope it will be just as fun to explore. I really love the idea of exploring nature in games and i used to make fantasy maps when i was a kid. So now i love making the same thing but i a 3d world people can explore:)

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