Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Nightgate

Nightgate by Semidome is Apple’s free app of the week. The game normally retails for $2.99 and is free for this week only.

The app gives you a single task of having to survive levels full of hazards to progress to the next one, flying around like an arena-survival game. You advance by activating nodes, with different kinds that pop up, like ones that have to be linked without any enemies or hazards contacting the links.

There are some different switches that pop up too, but in general, it’s all about the nodes. The level design and hazards you have to deal with are varied enough and spread out well, however, you may see some repetition throughout the game.

Here is a full list of in-game features:

  • Universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
  • No ads, no in-app purchases
  • Immersive digital environments
  • Over 40 minutes of original soundtrack (also available on iTunes Music Store)
  • Minimalist design featuring vibrant colors and complex geometries
  • Discover achievements scattered throughout the game
  • In-game camera to capture beautiful screenshots
  • Sync your progress using iCloud
  • Fully localized for English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Russian

Nightgate is available as a free download (normally $2.99) from the App Store. The game requires any iOS device running iOS 7.0 or later and contains no in-app purchases.