Compatible with: iPhone SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XR; iPad Mini 4, 5; iPad Air 2, 3; iPad Pro; iPod Touch 7th gen (2019)
Vandgels DOES NOT support: iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus; iPad Air, Mini 2, 3; iPod Touch 6th gen and lower

Four times the size of Nimian Legends : BrightRidge, Vandgels offers a true open world to explore, with new characters, locations, upgrades and features.

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

Rise of the Empra - Ambassadors of Faith, Fortune and Force meet in the ancient, snow swept citadel of Vandgels to decide the future of the nation.

10 shape changing powers are hidden in 10 mini dungeons across the land. Solve all 10 and receive a grand prize.

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

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..

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.




I am a solo indie developer making games 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 the game is very encouraging:)

Nimian Legends is an original fantasy world. See the interactive map at

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

A big thank you to Nullzone, RiverShard, MisterDerez, Liam, Curtis, DK_1287, redribbon, Ashley, Jimmy, Benjamin ,Jack and everyone who has helped me test and supported Nimian Legends. 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. I'm available at for questions, bug reports or other assistance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

CaptainCodyFox ,

WORTH EVERY STAR!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Disclaimer: I have edited this review a ton of times because I find something I like each time I play, so it might sound a little off.

This app is amazing! The world is beautiful, the creatures have awesome and unique designs, and unlike most games, it has an actual open world! Plus, the player can go through the story mode, or if that isn’t their thing just free roam. The free roam is great for people like me who enjoy creating stories using the tools the game dev provided. The music adds a cinematic feel to it and can completely change the mood. If you are in the middle of a storm, select the dramatic song and you feel like you are in a life or death situation! I hope this doesn’t sound like a fake review, I genuinely love this game! The craziest thing? It was made by one person! And as a bonus, he actually cares about and enjoys what he does! I saw a response to a different review that he make these games because he enjoys bringing worlds to life, and that gives me a whole new appreciation for this game. I hope you are able to keep making these, they are my favorite apps. You have done a fantastic job and I look forward to the next game.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Developer Response ,

😄 this is awesome - thank you so much. It’s why I make games and specifically open worlds. I like exploring nature and using my imagination And I want others to have a place you can do the same. NimiAn Legends feels like it’s a real place to me in some ways and I am always trying to learn better ways to bring it to life. Right now I’m working on a new world that’s a lot larger and I hope to bring you an even more massive natural world to explore soon. Vandgels and BrightRidge are two places that have been in my head since I was a kid and it’s a lot of fun to finally see these characters in an actual game. Your spirited feedback and five star review also really support me. As you said I’m one person so I also am boosted when people say kind things and it means a lot to me that the experience meant something positive to you:) I will keep it up!

AlanLaBudde ,

Five stars but still having trouble with the move and controls

I bought this app to do the photography function and then run that through other apps like Waterlogue and Brushstroke and Aquarella… Which is fine if you can get the characters to move properly!?? Question mark… Other games seem to be able to do this properly why not this one? But still five stars though sometimes the flowers are a bit much… Or maybe I’m thinking of Bright Ridge Bright Ridge

Developer Response ,

Thanks AlanLaBudde - That’s cool you were interested in photo mode :) try options- controls and options- camera. Maybe some of the options here will make the game easier to control. I haven’t heard about those apps like brushstroke and I will check them out - they sound interesting. Btw in photo mode you can turn on a water color effect, or you can do it in options-mods-watercolour - it makes the game look like a painting. I also was taking pictures and running them through Prisma app which uses ai filters to make really cool images so I totally get what you’re doing. A big thanks especially for rating it 5 stars even though you feel there is work to do. Honestly good ratings help me a lot more by encouraging me and helping my game reach more people, so it’s actually one of the best ways to support me and the game and I really appreciate that you did that. I’ve been working on these open world games on my own for about five years and I’m really dedicated to learning more each time ( I do these at night after my day job) and I listen to all the feedback and hope to continue improving the experience for this and future games:)

vader's biggist fan ,

Protopop does it again.

This game somehow looks even better than BrightRidge, the story is amazing and everything about it is great. The game is amazing and I would recommend that anyone who is thinking about it buy this game. Once Resedi Bay comes out and also wilderless, you should buy those too. I know I will! (Also, it turns out that the bug I experienced was easily solved by turning the iPad off and on again.)

Developer Response ,

I love your review title:) that made me smile and feel like a rock star. On one hand I look at my games and see all the flaws, but on the other I think of all that I’m learning and how I can use that to keep improving. And encouraging 5 star reviews like this really fuel my fire:) thank you for writing it and for playing both games. I’m working on wilderless as we speak and want to make it a unique and very vast experience, and I’m so glad that the bug was fixed with a restart - that la so often the solution for all things computer-y. I hope you enjoy the rest of the game and thanks for the support.


Robert Kabwe
324.9 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, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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