Nimian Legends : BrightRidge

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About this game

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.
Minimum requirements are about a 4-core 2ghz CPU, and at least 2gb of RAM.

I am truly grateful to the Android community for helping my unknown game grow. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement. 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:)

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.

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+ No In-Game Purchases

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Note: If you experience blue shadows, goto Options > Settings > Resolution and chose Forward Rendering.

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

A big thank you to Nullzone, Liam, Curtis, DK_1287 and Jack for helping me test and supporting 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.

NOTE: If you experience blue graphics issues, this can often be fixed in the game by choosing OPTIONS > PLAYGROUND > RESOLUTION > FORWARD RENDER. You can also change things like resolution, quality, and more in the Options screens.

If the game closes after the logo, this can usually be fixed by restarting your device.
Updated on
Mar 4, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

4.32K reviews
A Google user
December 13, 2019
Overall, this game is very great. It has some of the best graphics I've seen on mobile, nice storylines, good gameplay, and it clearly has a lot of effort put into it. There are a few bugs (one of which is where the camera doesn't seem to like cutscenes with 1st person mode on), and it is strange that it requires the storage permissions (under the info tab) when I don't remember the game asking to use these permissions. Anyways, this is overall a 9.5/10 game, definitely worth full price.
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Protopop Games
January 15, 2020
My next game Wilderless has first person built correctly from the start and it is thanks to feedback like this that lets me know what I can fix while also being very supportive, and I appreciate that:) Thank you Mäch1.
June 30, 2020
I loved it! Great job to the solo developer. Graphics are beautiful, the environment is amazing. Tons of options to change and customize your gameplay, you can play in first person or third person view, change time of day, weather, lighting, draw distance, so much to customize. I will say the story was very short but heartwarming. Im not sure if you're planning on adding to the story since you have other games but i really hope you do. I love this game and hope to see more updates.
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A Google user
October 16, 2018
Beautiful world, with lots to see. Developer has really worked to craft a good story and solid gameplay. Reminds me at times of the very first Fable on Xbox 1. Controls are a tad on the "floaty" side via touch screen, but it doesn't detract from the experience in my opinion. Would love to read short stories set in this universe, or even a full novel. Maybe a concept art book or graphic novel?
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Protopop Games
October 16, 2018
I’d love to see that too, thank you,,and Fable is a huge inspiration for me, especially fable 2. fables the reason there is so much bloom lighting in BrightRidge :). You might find a better control scheme in Options-controls , you can set sensitivities and more. And please keep an eye out for the sequel Vandgels, it will add a lot of new things.

What's new

Fallback support for some unknown gamepads
Expanded gamepad support