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In this action platformer you play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You’ll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it wont be easy. In the dark you never know what lies in the shadows.
Release Date: Nov 7, 2013
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“The stark beauty of A Walk in the Dark stands out in its own right, buttressed by the outstanding work of composer Cody Cook on the haunting, majestic soundtrack. But the gameplay’s the thing, and in that regard A Walk in the Dark does not disappoint. (…) The platforming action is intense, challenging and plentiful.”
GameZebo

“With beautiful visuals, a dark and interesting world, an added level of replayability, a gripping story and a soundtrack that will send chills down your spine, I would say that Flying Turtle knocked it out of the park.”
IndieStatik

“A Walk in the Dark is a fun and addictive game, with good longevity, simple mechanics and challenging levels. One of the top 10 indie games of the year.”
GameOver PT

About the Game

In this action platformer you play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You’ll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it wont be easy. In the dark you never know what lies in the shadows. In this dark journey you will face strange creatures and dangerous traps.

Features:
  • A story driven platformer set in a dark fantasy world.
  • Fluid controls and animations: play as a cat, move like one.
  • Challenging levels set in a dark, strange and dangerous world.
  • Gravity inversion mechanics that will test your skills and ability to adapt to new gameplay.
  • Beautiful original soundtrack by Cody Cook

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics and low budget cards may not work
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
1,358 products in account
42 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
This game is a combination of my favorite games. Combination of VVVVVV, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, and Super Meat Boy-ish platforming with amazing music and gorgeous graphics is simply the best. My dream is real. It's called A Walk in the Dark.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
551 products in account
7 reviews
26.5 hrs on record
In the beginning of A Walk in the Dark you see a girl and a cat playing together who then will be separated by what seems to be death. You will then start your adventure through perilous levels playing mostly as the cat and on occasion as the little girl trying to reach each other. You will face spikes, spiders and bats, vanishing blocks and circular saws and you will die countless times before you will be united once again.

I played the game with a controller so I don't know how the game is with a keyboard but I would expect it to be easier to play with a controller rather than with a keyboard. But nonetheless controls are quite simple and easy to master. As the cat you can either jump or crouch and as the girl you can shift between walking on the floor and the ceiling. In some levels the cat also gets extra abilities similar to the girl where the cat can shift through running on the floor and the ceiling.

There are countless different levels - 100 in total - and almost every single one of them brings something new to the table so the game never gets boring or repetitive. Some of the levels - aka cave levels - are also quite fast paced so if you have a slow reaction time like me you may have some trouble with those. The levels aren't hard to figure out and I rarely got stuck because I didn't know what to do.

A walk in the dark is Limbo meets Super Meat Boy in style. The art style reminds me of some of the old animations where they used paper dolls and the style in this game is similar to them which brings a really nice touch to it. There aren't too many cutscenes in this game but in my opinion the game doesn't need them to tell its story to the player. There is no dialogue and the story is mostly told through the general feeling of the game rather than any real interaction between the girl and her cat.

The soundtrack for the game is nice and easy on the ears but even though the game has 100 levels there is only few songs for the entire game. So even though the piano tune is pleasurable it gets bit boring in the long run. While I definitely did enjoy the music and it fit the general atmosphere of the game in the end I started to listen to my own music while playing.

So if you liked Limbo, Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV then this is definitely a game for you. It is quite fun and enjoyable if a bit frustrating game. I surely had lots of fun playing it even though sometimes I just wanted to throw my controller at the wall when being stuck at a certain level for too long. Towards the end of the game levels do get a lot more challenging and I got stuck on several of them and I have to admit that I was more relieved more than anything else when the game was finally over. Don't get me wrong the game is good but if you were not raised playing Mario and such this game may be a bit more challenging to you.

// Merciana
Posted: April 29th, 2014
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
264 products in account
13 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
A Walk in the Dark is an artfully done little 2D precision platformer. It's good for a few hours of entertainment, and is recommended for its art style, including music, and enjoyable gameplay. On the downside it's too short and doesn't offer enough challenge to play for very long.

You usually control a black cat, named Bast, and less often the cat's owner, a little girl named Arielle, through 100 short but fairly tricky levels. There is no story to speak of - it appears that the cat and girl are separated and are trying to get back to each other, which is all the motive they really need. Your goals are to (1) not die as you make your way to the end of each level, (2) optionally complete the levels within a "par" time, collect a difficult-to-reach "shiney" in each level, and beat a few auto-scrolling levels without dying on your first attempt.

Without a plot, you might entertain yourself by identifying all the gaming elements that AWITD has borrowed (ahem, stolen) from other games. This is true both of its art direction and gameplay, although the game adds just enough of its own personality to make it feel like more than a knock-off.

Starting with the game art, the most obvious influence is Limbo, as the characters and landscape slide by in silhouette. But where Limbo was dark and violent, this game always stays light and fairy-taley, with your character's many deaths rendered with a rather artful puff of black smoke. The backgrounds come from any number of recent indie platformers, with bright contrasts and light blooms and generic "world" colorings. The game's music - tinkly piano - is unusually good, although after awhile the repeating themes start to wear thin.

If you've played Super Meat Boy, you'll instantly understand how most of the cat levels work: precise jumping, up to and including sticky wall sliding and avoiding spikes and spinning blades. If you've played any of the million games that incorporate an inversion mechanic, you'll recognize the girl's (only) trick, a gravity flip. If you played VVVVVV, you'll recognize similar tricky flipping challenges in later cat levels. If you played Bit.Trip Runner, you'll recognize the auto-scrolling levels. Unfortunately the game is too easy and too short to really stand up to any of these others - only the later levels were really interesting or challenging, and the game could have been more satisfying if it had more thoroughly explored its own interesting mechanics.

Overall this is an enjoyable, but light, little game.
Posted: May 3rd, 2014
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
98 products in account
1 review
5.6 hrs on record
You're a cat. That is all. :3
Posted: June 26th, 2014
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
3 reviews
10.1 hrs on record
Great game and concept. Love the art style. It's annoying playing as the little girl though. xp Personally I prefer the cat but maybe that's just me. ;p
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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