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

4.6 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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:)

mkmk.k ,


??How is this game only $2.99?? The graphics are amazing and my tiny phone screen doesn’t do it any justice. I wish I could play this on the big screen. If the developer ever decides to release it on the switch,pc, or another platform I would definitely buy it.

I’m rarely ever impressed with phone games but this one seriously goes above and beyond any expectations. I initially purchased because of the intriguing description, but was hesitant about the actual quality due to the price. However, within the first ten minutes of gameplay, I was already overwhelmed by the amount of detail and thought that went into creating this game.

It reminds me of Zelda: Breath of the Wild/My time at Portia with its beautiful storyline, graphics, gorgeous and seamless open world with so much to explore etc. If you’re searching for a game that offers an in-depth experience and a beautiful open world, this will not disappoint you. This could easily be priced at a much higher price point and is an overall a steal for what it is.

I Had to leave a comment because of how amazed I was at the quality of work. Like the other commenters, I am confused by why this is not the top 5 for its category. This is not just a labour of love, whoever created this is seriously talented. All aspects of it have been executed excellently- Especially the stunning graphics.

Developer Response ,

Wow thank you! this is the kind of supportive, insightful and in depth review i love to read. I applied to port it to the Switch, and i am also working on the sequel Nimian Legends Vandgels - pics here:

Ill be honest, i see all of these amazing polished indie games and i don't ever feel like i compare in any way - but i try to put my heart into making these games and it is hearing from players that lets me know that it makes a difference somehow. Knowing that you enjoyed a little walk through BrightRidge is a big part of what makes this worth it.

I liked BOTW and i have seen trailers for My time at Portia - it looks really beautiful, one of those games that seems to have some special magic and a personal touch:)

Anyways thank you again for the support, and the rating. There's no marketing on this so its just a question of good reviews and word of mouth.

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:)


Robert Kabwe
428.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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