This game was created for the Pixel Day 2019 and it has won 1st place!


Nymphiad is a puzzle-platformer with a unique twist - each camera movement shifts the world itself.

Somewhere in the dark mazes beneath the temple of Tithonus a lost nymph seeks the way back to the world of daylight. However this journey won't be easy. Nobody can be sure that the chosen path is right in this cursed place.


This game has full gamepad support.

Version History

1.1 - 20/02/19


  • added always run option;
  • fixed level design flaw on level 15.

1.0.2 - 18/02/19


  • added alternative run and push/pull buttons.

1.0.1 - 13/02/19


  • fixed getting stuck in falling objects bug.

1.0 - 26/01/19


  • slightly decreased player's falling speed;
  • added level numeration;
  • added fullscreen mode;
  • added multiple languages support;
  • few minor fixes and level design tweaks.

0.9 - 22/01/19


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How do you restart the whole game? I wanted to play this again from the beginning but it keeps loading me to the last level I played. 

It is supposed to restart automatically after the final cutscene

oh nevermind . _.


I played the entire 1.1.1 version of the game twice. It was fairly enjoyable. Because this game is very polished, I'll spare the patronizing "nice job!"s and comment like this is a serious game.

SFX fit very well, the music was not annoying.

QOL issues: I held down the shift key for most of the game. E is next to R so sometimes when I try to move a block I restart the level instead. The introduction is unskippable.

The short levels (4 or less screens) were the most fun.

The last level was really tedious. The puzzles in that level weren't super tricky and the platforming wasn't that challenging. It was just tedious having to repeat the first parts of the level so much just to get to the next puzzle section. And the platforming isn't interesting enough to make repeating the level fun.

Sometimes you push the block to a bad spot and can't progress. This forces you to restart the level, forcing you to do the same hokey platforming challenges. This is frustrating. First encountered this issue on level 13.

Some suggestions:

1. To break up the pace, add some pure puzzle levels. And some pure platforming levels.

2. Avoid long levels or add checkpoints to them.

3. Avoid puzzle dead-ends that force you to restart the level.

A more drastic suggestion is to remove most of the platforming and death and focus more on puzzles. I feel the puzzle potential of the shifting camera is under-explored. I would experiment with letting the player shift the camera whenever they want and design some levels around that.

Overall I enjoyed the game.

Thanks for the very detailed review.

You're right about the E and R keys. That's why I added the alternative push/pull controls (X) back in a day. Regarding the holding Shift key, you can toggle the always run mode in the options. I.e. you will be walking while holding Shift key.

In fact I'm working on the extended version of Nymphiad with lots of improvements, new levels and improved old ones. Definitely going to add checkpoints in the long levels there. Hope that I'll manage to finish it this year.

this takes forever to load '-'

That's bad :(

Try downloadable version, maybe it will work better for you


Good Game

Fun video :)


The buttons at the very start ("Start, Options & Credits") are invisible and upon pressing on one it just goes to black.. nice 1st place.......


Well, it's obviously not supposed to work like this. Nobody complained about this issue before. I guess that your browser couldn't load all of the game's data. You may try to load the game with the adblock turned off or play it in another browser or download the desktop version. Nice 3 options...


First, I'd like to start by saying the art style is absolutely amazing! I love the puzzles and game design as well! The music is ok, but the star of this app is the gameplay mechanics... very clever using controls, puzzles and level layout to advance further in the game. This one will have people looking up "let's play" vids to solve a few of them for sure lol! Great game, guys!!! 


Thank you very much! A lot of effort was put into this game. I'm very glad that you enjoyed paying it!

What an amazingly put together game this is! For something that has such a simple premise it comes across as one of the most complex, challenging and charming puzzle games I've played in a long time!

The mechanic of slightly altering the view and therefore changing the whole aspect of a level is really, really good. Add to that the wonderfully designed challenges, awesome main character (he's a real charmer) and a subtly kick-ass soundtrack and you've got one heck of a game!

I honestly had so much fun playing this, and I reckon everyone needs to get in on it! Definitely! Like, right now!

Keep up the awesome work my man, this was an experience! =)

Thanks for playing Nymphiad! I enjoyed your video a lot :D
Nice platforming skills! You've almost made it to the end by the way. There are 15 levels total.

I played this game for my Indie Game Showcase. I thought the game was well made and was alot of fun. The puzzles in the game were good too. I recommend this game.

If you are interested in gameplay, here is a gameplay video of the game.

Thanks for playing!

Amazing. Not only art but also the gameplay! Controls feel very nice and intuitive. Great job!

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Thanks! Glad that you liked it :)

This is great game, I love the art.

Thank you.

Very cute. Very fun! Love the colors.

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Thanks for the video! Glad that you liked Nymphiad.

You can use Shift, Z or J for running. Also you can turn always run mode in options. In this case holding run buttons will make you walk instead. Guess it will be more convenient for you.

PS: game's title is made up from 2 words "nymph" and "Iliad" (Greek mythology references). So it should sound something like [nɪmfiəd] :)


I return with the ending!

Even though it took me longer than it should have, mostly due to several accidents, this was a fun game. I could easily see it as something longer.

Glad to see you again :)

I'm on the second level, playing in Chrome. Shift, Z, and J don't do anything when I push them and I cannot jump high enough to progress the game. Do you recommend a different browser?

I recommend to hold any of these buttons. Then you'll be able to run and jump further. Also you can turn on "always run" mode in options.

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That was amazing and challenging, art is very cool and simple, character you play with is so cute and the music is very nice, I reached level 11 I think, great game with a great idea, I might come back later to finish more levels, keep up the awesome work :)


Thanks a lot! There are only 15 levels in this game. So it shouldn't take you long to finish it. Hope you'll like the ending :)

AMEIZING puzzle design, holy shit I felt challanged, then rewarded and was understanding the rules as it went, and feeling it to be fair. really well done!

Thanks! Glad that you enjoyed it :)

Amazing Game you should get more attantion. 

keep it up

Thanks for your support :)

Amazing Game, The Art Is Brilliant And The Puzzles Are Very Challenging :)

Thank you very much!

And here too: 

You weren't supposed to get up there. That's it! I'll reduce jump height xD

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I broke it, see pic related. Basically just moved the cube to that particular spot right near the vase and shifted the screen. When you touch 2nd cube that is between frames you get stuck in something lol.

Well, you got stuck inside the box. It's almost like a telefrag. Or not :D

Damn this game is good.


Ok, first off, do you have to have 'music on/off'? I appreciate the option but how difficult is it to have a volume slider?

Also, it seems I broke the game on the second level with the crusher blocks. I pushed the box out a little, stood on top of it and took a running jump. I went off one side of the screen and didn't teleport to the other side. I was able to continue though by re-starting the level.

It's a pretty fun game overall.

It's not difficult at all, but I'm one of that lazy devs :D

Small glitches like that are possible. In-game physics are not perfect. I keep improving them with every update.

Thanks for the feedback!


(Could've sworn I posted my video here.)

Go play this Wolod's games, people. This is a fun and challenging little puzzle platformer with an amusing art style. Plus...dancing bug!

Yes, you did. I remember replying to your comment. Where did it go?

Oh, it actually happened on Gamejolt. Lol

I'd posted it on both sites, but it disappeared from here. Weird...

Yes, that's weird. I checked my notification feed here and I can't see your previous comment.


On level i think seven if you just jump right immediently you stop existing so plz fix


I tried jumping on level 8 but couldn't reproduce this bug. If you encounter this bug again restart level by pressing R or in the pause menu.

Nice game :)

Thanks :)


The native build for Linux does not work out of the box. For Ubuntu 18.10 64-Bit you have to install the following 32-Bit libraries with this command: sudo apt install libnss3:i386 libxtst6:i386

If you don't install this libraries, the game will not start. Maybe this post helps somebody ;-)

BTW: Thanks for this awesome game! I sent you a few bucks.

Wow, I didn't know about this issue. This information will be useful for me as well.

Thanks a lot! Your donation is really appreciated :)


Glad that I could help. As a Linux gamer I'm always willing to help when it comes to my favourite system ;-)


Awesome work with Nymphiad. Good challenge and the nymph is adorable. :)


Nice video you made here! Thanks for playing and I'm really glad that you enjoyed the game :)

Hey, glad you liked the video. Your game is sweet! :) 

A puzzle-platformer with Greek style. The greek bugs of Tithonus.

Yep, something like that.