Nebulous, Physics-based Sci-Fi Puzzler Coming to PC, PS4 and Oculus Rift!

Physics puzzle games have a great history on the PC, going back to The Incredible Machine in the early 90s. They challenge you to create or solve complex systems based on a simulation of real-world physics. Portal took things to a new level, and now Nebulous looks to bring a Sci-Fi puzzler to the PS4 and Oculus Rift as well!


PC gamers will find their time consumed by a black hole of brain-teasing quests and hilarious quotes when sci-fi physics-based puzzler Nebulous releases in Q2 2015. Namazu Studios also plans to launch the game on PS4 and Oculus Rift in at a later date.

Namazu’s game puts players in the space boots of intrepid astronaut Commander Dash Johnson, as he explores the cosmos. Things quickly go awry when Commander Johnson is sucked into a wormhole filled with giant maze-like puzzles. Gamers are provided plenty of laughs as they listen to the hero’s exclamations of pain and insults as the player discovers how to complete a stage.

Nebulous is not a title players can rocket through. Gamers’ wits will be tested as they must strategize to navigate puzzles filled with gravity changes and deadly traps.

Stages begin with Commander Johnson suspended above a certain point in the level and obstacles between that starting point and the exit. To help the astronaut advance to the next puzzle, players can set gravity changing machines, platforms, half and quarter pipes, bouncy tentacle brains, conveyor belts and more. Once players believe they have everything in place to help Commander Johnson escape, they let him loose and see where gravity takes him.

“The team at Namazu has worked on some amazing titles over the years, but it has always been someone else’s game and not our own vision,” Keith Hudnall, technical director, Namazu Studios, said. “Nebulous is the game we have been dreaming of for years. We can’t wait for gamers to have as much fun playing it as we do.”

You can get more details at the official game site. Head to the Steam product page for more info and to join the Early Access!

Check out the trailer:

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