Aurora, a young girl from 1895 Austria, awakens on the lost fairytale continent of Lemuria. To return home she must fight against the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night, who have stolen the sun, the moon and the stars. At stake is not only Lemuria, but Aurora’s true destiny.
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Release Date: Apr 29, 2014

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Aurora, a young girl from 1895 Austria, awakens on the lost fairytale continent of Lemuria. To return home she must fight against the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night, who have stolen the sun, the moon and the stars. At stake is not only Lemuria, but Aurora’s true destiny.

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An Adventure Waits!
Created by a talented team at Ubisoft Montreal using the UbiArt Framework, Child of Light is an RPG inspired by fairy tales complemented with a story carefully crafted in verse and rhyme. Step into a living painting, the breathtaking scenery of Lemuria is an invitation to explore a long lost world.

Enter the World of Lemuria
Across your journey through Lemuria you will encounter many eccentric creatures, from spirits of the forest to talking mice to wicked witches and evil sea serpents. Discover a vast land with iconic locations and exciting dungeons that will evolve as Aurora regains the stolen lights.

Fight the Dark
Battle enemies using an Active-Time Battle System alongside the firefly Igniculus and other members of Aurora’s party on their quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars. Beat your enemies using a deep party system and the varied skill trees of your party. Play with a friend as both Aurora and Igniculus using the seamless drop-in drop-out cooperative multiplayer.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8200 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD2900 XT (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q8400 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX260 or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Beautiful RPG game, from start to finish it shows a solid gameplay, a vibrant world, and a quite interesting story with more than a few twists.

Sound design is jaw-dropping, and I had to download the soundtrack after completing the game, it's epic a lá Final Fantasy. Regarding the sound FX of the world, everything fits, a monster yapping, a jump, the wind, it all connects and doesn't feel out of place nor breaks the immension, this game, like Ori, are excellent in this regard, probably the bests. Quality.

Graphically speaking, the game looks magnificent, and everytime you reach a new place, you find yourself looking at every place of the screen, mindblowing designs and drawings that are taken out of a fairy tale, beautiful. The magic of the game is greatly resembled too, and it's one of the strongest points in the game.

The amount of hours might look short for an RPG, but it's not really short. Let me explain: The game doesn't drag on and there's no needed grind to proceed, some battles are indeed hard but can be overtaken by strategy, the story from start to finish feels good, like reading a book, there's no stupid fillers, no "lets walk for 25 mins doing nothing". It's all fun from start to finish, and at the end you feel realized and full because it doesn't leave you wanting for more like some other games, it's a perfect time.

Now, regarding the gameplay, it's a turn-based fighting RPG, which is fast, there's no long animations that you can't wait for them to end (Final Fantasy X, anyone?), it's really fun thanks to constantly being in motion, you will be using characters in the fight that you can swap at any time, there are quite a few characters. They of course level up, and you'll have to see what's the best course of action regarding their skills. I want to mention that it's very fun to move as the protagonist too, specially with the amount of secrets that are everywhere! (And you will have to backtrack if you want some sweet secrets ;) ) nothing falls short in the gameplay, except maybe a bigger variety of movements/actions in the fights.

Story: Fairy tale. You will feel like you're playing a tale, it's a beautiful story and quite touching in my opinion, I won't spoil a single thing.

Overall, the game is a great time guaranteed for RPG players, you can't really go wrong with this game.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Igniculus: "Aurora, what is love known by?"
Aurora: "When it hurts to say goodbye."

Easily the most beautiful, tear-jerking and memorable RPG I've ever played.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Beautiful game, engaging and fun to play!
Unfourtunatly, Uplay broke and erased a bunch of my data.
Even so, the good outweighs the bad.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Child of Light is the indie kid of a company that's used to punch out AAA titles. Having been developed by Ubisoft it had all the funding and manpower of a big gameing company but regarding the success of titles like Limbo and Bastion, the gaming giant fancied a glimpse towards the indie scene. Which is great, because Clild Of Light is pretty awsome in it's own way. It looks and feels like a mobile, touchpad-based game dressed in pc garments. I could never quite shake the feeling off that playing this game with mouse felt awkward and unnatural. I would have wanted to press on the screen, move the characters around with my fingers. And that's really cool as well, because pc and mobile games don't mix that well, they're two different worlds. This kind of adaption adds and extra perspective.

Design
The watercolor world looks gorgeous. I wouldn't say "original", because let's be honest: the idea was out there and screaming for someone to pick it up, Ubisoft just happened to be the first one. The main character, Aurora is a distinctive and memorable figure with a striking progression pattern throughout the game which really binds the player emotionally to her. She has a companion in the form of a glowing blue firefly who adds to good character build and strengthens the feeling that in her hour of need, she's not alone.

Sound
The stunning visuals are accompanied by equally beautiful melodic and sombre soundscapes that blend well and deliver just the right kind of moods this kind of fairy tale adventure needs.

Combat
Battles in this game are executed in an old turn-based RPG boardgame style, with a timer twist. You have a number of fighters to choose between depending on what you want to inflict on the enemy and Aurora's firefly has a strategic role to play in it. Enemies alike come with different stats and powers, pushing the player to build different strategies depending on who you're facing.

Story
None of the characters actually make any sound. The dialogues are presented in written form, giving the impression that it's half fairy tale, half computer game. However, the quality of the dialogues is hectic and much too often working against the game's immersion. Same goes for all the written material found throughout the world of Lemuria. The old dialect used in the game had it's moments, but it really ended as a poor adaption of a great idea.

Cons
The game failed pretty badly with the character upgrade system, which felt unexciting and half of the time like chores that you just had to endure though you didn't want to. I didn't feel like there was much difference where I spent my easily earned xp points, they dropped almost after every battle and often just gave the opportunity to boost health points or mana a little bit.

The battles will start feeling monotonous very early on. They're not particularly hard, but there's so many of them and they're kind of lengthy and you can't really skip most of them if you want to survive the boss battles. It took quite a lot of will of strenth to advance in the game which resulted in playing the game over a vast period of time - several months came and went before I gathered myself enough to finish it.

Verdict
In the end this beautiful thing drowned in humdrum.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Child of Light is a fairytale-inspired RPG with modest exploration and puzzle-solving elements.

The story is set in the magical world of Lemuria, which is suffering under the rule of an evil Black Queen and her dark creatures which have overrun the land. The main protagonist is a young girl, Aurora. Aurora is the daughter of a duke from 1895 Austria who has found herself separated from her father and whisked away to Lemuria. Aurora must navigate the hazards of this beautiful, but dangerous world in order to return to Austria and reunite with her father.

Without spoiling the story, what I enjoyed the most about Child of Light's plot was that it managed to touch upon critical tropes integral to a fairytale story, while subverting ones which are no longer relevant in modern society. Aurora's adventure is a coming-of-age hero's journey, involving hidden destinies and familial strife. Despite her fear and uncertainty at being in an unfamiliar world, Aurora is no helpless damsel in distress; Aurora is a girl of strong morals and action who helps those in need, and who over the course of the story matures into a strong leader.

The art style evokes nostalgia for watercolored storybooks of childhoods past. Both the character sprites and the backgrounds are simple at first look, and extremely detailed upon closer inspection. The visuals themselves are beautiful and alone make this game a piece of art.

The soundtrack by Coeur de Pirate is a perfect accompaniment to the setting and story -- appropriately whimsical, triumphant, or haunting, as appropriate to the point in the story.

One element of the game that some may be put off by (though personally I enjoyed it) was the use of rhyming iambic verse in nearly all of the dialogue in the story.

All in all, I feel that Child of Light is a truly excellent adventure and well worth the full price of the game and deserving of the 2014 GOTY nomination it received from IGN.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Product received for free
I enjoyed it a lot, it’s completely different than any other platformer I’ve ever played because it has turn-based combat and RPG elements. The way the story is presented in form of poems is very interesting and made it a fun reading. It also has great art and music.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
pretty colours
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
This game might be a bit short but it is worth it! This is one of the games that you wish you could sink more hour into it. The combat is fun, fast and yet relaxing. It was like reading a nice book. I would recommend this game to everyone who cares about story and Easter!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I love this game.
First thing that called my attention was the art. The use of colours and style. Just beautiful.
It's story oriented, so the gameplay is easy get through and its like a basic rpg, nothing complex or weird, pretty straight forward and basic skill tree.
The story made me think of "Pan's Labyrinth" (Guillermo del toro's movie) its sweet and magical but as an adult you see the parts of real life and you know how sad it is (it's not that violent or gruesome like the movie... it's more saddening).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
This is a beautiful RPG that won't take too long to play through.

Pros:
Great soundtrack
Clever writing
Really well done hand painted art
Fun battle system

Cons:
Considering the length of the game and the fact that you only battle with 2 characters at once, there are a few too many playable characters
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yzgamr
2.1 hrs
Posted: December 4
Product received for free
It's a Adventure, sandbox, 2D thing.

Great!
Fighting, puzzles, and more!

(Payed)
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Kallidoan
0.6 hrs
Posted: December 2
3rd Party DRM required, uplay.

♥♥♥♥ UBISOFT
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NaviTot
24.8 hrs
Posted: November 30
Product received for free
Beautiful¡¡¡¡¡¡ perfect¡¡¡¡¡
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LP
543.4 hrs
Posted: November 29
Beautiful graphics and story. Kids love watching and playing this one!
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bocajintensity2
5.7 hrs
Posted: November 29
Still one of my favorite games of all time! I owned this game on another system and had no regrets with purchasing it again on steam. I love Interesting art styles, and this game in unapologetically uniqe. Combat is interesting and visually a joy, though it can get a little repetitive.
The story is the real reason I will come back to play this every once in awile. I can't spoil anything but it's really just somehing you have to play. Oh the music! Ok so I love the OST, and I still do, although it has lost some of it's weight over time. It is beatiful, but can get repetitive.
Also don't take my play time to mean that I have beat the game on steam, this is my third playthrough and the actual game length is not and issue, planty of content!
The game is also no push over in terms of challenge on ELITE difficulty.
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Konrad
10.6 hrs
Posted: November 29
Great experience, fantastic soundtrack and amazing art style. I really enjoyed the asymmetric co-op play, which I believe is great for less experienced players (as controlling the wisp is less complex than controlling the main character but its role can be quite essential at times).
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Moriarty-Aly
14.6 hrs
Posted: November 29
One of the best games I've ever played. Interactive fairy tale, with astonishing artworks, beautiful soundtrack and even smoother gameplay. Sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, and sometimes sad in a good way, as any story should be. Worth any penny you throw for it. I could reccomend it to anyone at any age. One of truly rare and outstanding gems in game industry. Don't wait, just press the button and buy it!
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Kaizer
21.4 hrs
Posted: November 29
ISN'T THIS GAME CHARMINGgGgGgGgG?

8/10 GAMEPLAY
9/10 STORYLINE
10/10 MUSIC

I love it.
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Aeolis
16.0 hrs
Posted: November 28
Nice music, nice artwork. Characters talk in poetry. Nice game.
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