The Nature of Machines Media Kit

An exciting and mysterious voyage of facts about the game

Fact Sheet


The Nature of Machines is technically a role-playing game but plays like a real-time strategy game. The main character is a spacecraft which is operated with keyboard controls. All other units are controlled by selecting and directing actions with the mouse. The gameplay is loosely scripted but is very open to how the user plays. There is a story progression which is a mystery that is slowly being solved.

The game is a resource and action driven game. You conquer planets and gain resources and crew to build a larger and larger fleet which is required to progress through the game.

Key Features

  • A hugely open world (space) that technically has no boundaries
  • Over 40 unique ships
  • Over 75 unique weapons which can be used in nearly endless combinations
  • A unique battle system that gives total freedom while allowing you to also be creative and make your own strategies
  • A character control system that mixes classic arcade style controls with traditional RTS character control design
  • Anything that shoots can have its weapons swapped out for different or upgraded weapons



In 2012 Nibb Digital was founded by Jeff Noble as a brand for the games he developed. "Nibb" was a nickname given for no particular reason when he was 5 years old. Under the "Nibb Digital" brand Jeff developed 2 games for the Android platform. "Incognito:Interstellar Space" and "Maneuvers"

In 2016 Jeff decided to change Nibb Digital to because, lets face it, its easier (and the website is in the name!). Since then Jeff along with the help of his daughter Julia have been working on "The Nature of Machines". Jeff does all of the programming, art direction and game design. Julia designs much of the graphics, sound and testing. To round it off Jeff's wife Jennie (Julia's mother) and beloved corgi Casey offer support and feedback. The corgi loves the game.

Developers Jeff and Julia are both huge science nerds and love to talk about science, space, and for sure, the significance of the number 42. We operate out of the basement of our house in Ankeny, Iowa.