Young gamers can now play the BBC’s first online multiplayer game – Nightfall – which has landed in app stores today.
“Nightfall is a wonderful new game that puts collaboration before competition, giving young gamers the opportunity to team up and work together to defeat the enemy characters.” – Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and Education
Available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices, as well as online, Nightfall begins with players falling asleep and entering a dream world. There they become Nightfallers, joining forces with fellow gamers to fight off two enemy characters – Nags and Nightmares – who threaten their dreams.
Players can save their progress by signing into their BBC account when they open the game, rather than opting to proceed as a guest. When signed in, their characters will increase in strength as they advance through the game, unlocking new outfits and items players can use to customise their Nightfaller.
Creating a positive and safe gaming experience is at the heart of Nightfall, and, to protect players, the game has no loot boxes, ads or micro-transactions. The game also prevents players from sharing personal information whilst interacting with one another, limiting in-game communication to pre-set ’emoji’ style icons.
The ability to play on most web browsers allows for cross-play between those on desktop and mobile devices.
Nightfall was produced for BBC Children’s by independent games studio Goodboy Digital, who have previously worked with the BBC on apps like CBeebies Get Creative and games like Doctor Who Time Vortex VR.
“It’s been designed with safety at its heart – we’ve carefully built this game in such a way that that children can feel free to play, explore and have fun with their friends online while their parents can have confidence that they’re doing so in a safe and secure environment.” – Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and Education