Niche Spotlight – NERVE


Today’s Niche Spotlight is NERVE, a pulse-pounding and fast-paced runner with abstract visuals by Gunfish Games.

Race through beautiful but deadly worlds full of colorful, abstract visuals to the tune of a pulse-pounding soundtrack by Gustavo Coutinho (Something in the Dark, Payday 2, Overkill’s The Walking Dead).

Dodge hazards and fight bosses as a small ball of light through over 100 handcrafted levels, across 10 alien worlds. Conquer the leaderboards in the Freeplay mode after completing the campaign.

You can find the launch trailer below.

NERVE is available on Windows PC via Steam for $18.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Key Features
NERVE is an arcade racing game focused on progression and mastery featuring:

  • Vibrant and intense abstract visuals
  • Original soundtrack by Gustavo Coutinho
  • Over 100 unique handcrafted Zones
  • Gate Keeper Boss battles!
  • Freeplay World Select mode with global leaderboards

In NERVE you play as a fragile ball of light racing along an endless cylindrical path. Your journey will take you through portals to different ever more threatening Worlds, whose common defining trait is that they all want you dead. Race through each Zone, dodge and destroy obstacles, learn from mistakes, master every World.

Conquer the Campaign
Race through 10 alien Worlds, each ending with a battle against a Gate Keeper that blocks your path. Use the unique mechanics you’ve learned from their World to defeat them.

Dominate the Leaderboards
Each World has a global leaderboard scoring system so players can see how they fare against their friends and other players around the world.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.