What Is Nightfall?

FREE TO PLAY

Enter the dream. Fall asleep and join the ranks of the Nightfallers in this zero costs, free to play online multiplayer game.

ONLINE CO-OP

Defeat the Nightmares. Combine forces, light up the darkness and work as a team to protect the dream from the Nightmares.

UNLOCK NEW OUTFITS

Become a legend. Increase your strength to upgrade and customise your Nightfaller.

What's new?

Nightfall is now web-only

• The app has closed but Nightfall is still playable here on the Nightfall website.


• We recommend all app users switch over to playing here on the website using a web browser.


• If you have previously signed in with your BBC account in the app version of the game, then all your progress is saved and will carry over to the website version.

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Common Questions

What happened to the Nightfall app?

The Nightfall app closed in January 2021. This means players are no longer able to download the app or use it to play Nightfall. We recommend playing the game on the Nightfall website at www.nightfallthegame.co.uk, as we will only be supporting the website version.

What do I need to do?

There’s nothing you have to do, but you may wish to uninstall the app from your device. You can continue playing Nightfall at www.nightfallthegame.co.uk.

Does the game still work?

Nightfall is still fully playable online, at www.nightfallthegame.co.uk.

Does the app removal mean I’ve lost my progress?

No. In-game progress is linked to your BBC user account, so you can continue playing from where you left off at www.nightfallthegame.co.uk, even if you sign in somewhere different.

Why has the app been closed?

We know that most of our players use the web version instead of the app. Because it takes a lot of work to make sure our apps are working correctly, we’re choosing to provide the best experience we can in one place on our website www.nightfallthegame.co.uk

What will happen if I open the Nightfall app on my device?

From 11th January 2021 the app no longer works. We suggest that you uninstall it from your device and continue playing the game on the Nightfall website at www.nightfallthegame.co.uk.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact nightfall@bbc.co.uk if you have any additional queries.

What's this about?

This is a privacy notice, which means it's to let you know what happens to your personal information when you play Nightfall – for example your name, your home address, date of birth, or how you use a game.

We (the BBC) collect some information about our game players, like you. It's our job to tell you how we will collect the information, how we will record it, and how we will use it.

In this notice, you will see different names or terms used that you may not be familiar with, such as:

  • Data controller: This person (or group of people, like us) is in charge of the information we collect.
  • Data processor: This person processes information for the data controller.
  • Personal information: This means any information that can be used to identify someone, such as your name, home address, date of birth, or how you use a game.

Who looks after your information?

We (the BBC) are the data controllers of the personal information you give us – we look at how and why your information is collected and used.

We've got a good reason for processing the data (the law calls it a ‘legitimate interest’), because that needs to happen for you to get the benefits from using the game, and we've made sure your rights are protected.

Why do we collect and use your information?

We will only collect your information when we need it to help us do our job and allow you to play our games. When we've collected it, here's how we use it:

  • In game statistics – this is the data we collect and review so we can see how people are playing our games. We use this information to help us make decisions on how to improve our games. For example, the types of statistics we gather include; how many players are playing our games, how often players play our games, and how far players get in our games.
  • Game progress – as you play our games, we may save your progress, so that you can return to the game in the same point you left off. For example; we may store what level you have got to in a game, or the amount of in game currency you have earned.

What information do we collect?

The categories of information that we collect, store and share include the following:

  • Display name – we will not collect or use your real name instead we assign you a randomly generated in-game display name which we store so you can keep the same name.
  • User activity – Game scores, Items won, Virtual currency earned through play, items purchased in game shop using virtual currency, virtual currency balance.

Do you have to give us your information?

The BBC needs some of your information to let you play our games. Before you are allowed to play our games we first ask your parents for their permission.

How long will we keep your information?

We don't keep it forever, only for as long as we need it to help us do the thing we needed it for. Any information we collect while you play Nightfall will be kept for as long as you play. If your game remains inactive for 6 months we will delete any personal information we have collected about you including your user activity.

Will your information be shared?

We sometimes need to share information with other people to allow us to deliver our services, like this game. These people are:

  • The third party game developer.

We won't share your information with anyone else without your permission or your parent's permission, unless the law says we can or should.

What are your rights?

You and your parents have the right to:

  • Be told how we use your information.
  • Ask to see the information we hold.
  • Ask us to change information you think is wrong.
  • Ask us to remove information when it's not needed anymore.
  • Ask us to only use your information in certain ways.
  • Tell us you don't want your information to be processed.

More information

If you have any questions about how we handle your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the we process your information and how you can contact the BBC's Data Protection Officer.

If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a concern with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

This is a privacy notice, which means it's to let you know what happens to your personal information when you play Nightfall as a guest. If you are playing Nightfall as a signed-in user, please read the privacy notice available above.

What information we collect?

When you play Nightfall as a guest we don't collect any information that can identify you. Information like game scores, Items won, Virtual currency earned through playing, and items purchased in game shop using virtual currency will be deleted once you close the browser. We will automatically clear down any user activity after 48 hours.

More information

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the BBC processes your information and how you can contact the BBC's Data Protection Officer. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a concern with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).