Stealth, Hack, Steal - Light combines unique game mechanics, atmospheric visuals & a gripping narrative that breathes new life into a much loved genre. Combat is your last option & technology your first, can you evade capture & solve the mystery? - Step out of the shadows and into the Light.
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Mixed (244 reviews) - 55% of the 244 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014

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“Light represents an exemplar blueprint for the genre”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Light is just a joy to play and experience. So full of charm”
8/10 – God is a Geek

“It’s one of those games whose charm can’t easily be resisted”
3/5 – Game Revolution

About This Game



Step into a sinister world of corruption, deceit and shadowy organisations! Light casts you in the role of a man with no memory. After waking up in a strange yet familiar location it’s clear that something’s very, very wrong. Who are you? Where are you? Perhaps most of all, what happened to you? As the protagonist in Light you must use stealth and cunning to navigate around a wonderfully minimalistic-looking environment. Can you succeed in your quest and thwart a plan on a global scale?

Don’t just avoid detection, use subterfuge as well. Hack computer terminals to disable security cameras, lock and unlock doors and more. Collect data, fragmented e-mails, memos and scientific reports to slowly piece together the story of Light.

Light combines unique game mechanics, atmospheric visuals and a gripping narrative to breathe new life into a much loved genre. Combat is your last option and technology your first, can you evade capture and solve the mystery? Do you have what it takes to step out of the shadows and into the Light?



  • Challenging Single Player - Light features a challenging single player story as you work through over ten levels attempting to evade capture, hack computers and steal classified documents. Infiltrate research labs, escape prisons, outwit security officers inside shopping malls and break into heavily guarded server farms!
  • Replay levels to increase your score and rating.
  • Immersive Stealth Mechanics - Use your surroundings to evade capture in this minimalist-looking action-stealth game. Use your sight to locate the whereabouts of would be pursuers and deftly avoid detection. Make the system work for you, as you hack your way through levels. Can’t avoid a security camera? Simply hack it!
  • Stash unconscious guards in cupboards or simply overwrite electronic locking systems to ensure other guards can’t enter rooms. See everyone and everything’s line of sight. View every footstep and blend in with the crowd by donning disguises and mingling with non-threatening civilians and office workers that litter each and every level.
  • Involved storyline to be uncovered by the player - start the game with a blank canvas. It’s up to you to discover not only who you are, but what is happening too. Even as you slowly piece together the story and events leading up to where the game starts you’ll soon realise you not only have to work out what is happening but find a way to stop it.
  • Enjoy the story in fragmented snippets that require you to knit them all together. Deploy stealth, hack computers and steal documents to uncover the truth about project Light!

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Nvidia GeForce GT 7800, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: Note: In some instances, systems may require model specific drivers. If your system manufacturers no longer support hardware under this category, it may not be possible to run this title. Should this be the case, we are unable to assist you and recommend that you pursue support from your respective system manufacturer. This issue is most common in laptops and is prevalent with select products from most leading manufacturers.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400m
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Nvidia GeForce GT 7800, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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Overall:
Mixed (244 reviews)
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Mario-chan!
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
At best a prototype of a game that might work at some point in the future. Definitely can't recommend buying it.
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Patterner
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
hacking doesn't work
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Alpatron
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Tl; Dr; I'd recommend getting this game when it's on sale.

Tis a quite enjoyable game, it is a game of the stealth genre, I am not an avid player of that genre so I can't asses the games goodness, I can only give my heavily subjective opinion.
What I can say is that during the short time of me playing the game I was very pleased. Both by the original and eye-pleasing art style, and the gameplay, the short length is actually a good point in my case as I’d become bored by the gameplay if it would have gone for the length of several hours.
The story intrigued me and kept me entertained during the whole span of the game, although it isn’t very complex. (The premise is interesting, though) Here again the short gameplay time helps the game as if it went longer the story would become stretched out. Speaking of the story in it lays my only negative about the game. The open ending, who likes open endings?
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Rákosi Mátyás [KGB]
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Even i bought this game for 1.19 euros it sucks
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Justin
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Very quick to play.

It's not a pure stealth game either. The enemies don't move in wholly predictable patterns, they have a degree of randomness that makes the game more of a adventurous that you normally want from a stealth game.

Stealth games normally let you plan things out, and let you duplicate your route if you die. This game prevents that sort of careful planning. Instead you're flying by the seat of your pants.

Fun, but I wish some small issues would get touched up.
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LoveBot
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
It was an alright way to kill an hour. Dont remember how much i payed for the game, think it was part of a 1$ bundle. So worth it for me.
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bigh
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
"Stuck in wireframe offices"
Ingenious but short topdown stealth game. The graphics are simplistic but nice. Wireframe offices and iconic guards and civilians. Mostly you have to deny the guard's viewfields, hack doors & cameras over a terminal hack, collect items, place intels and find the exit of a level. But you can also knockdown all guards and get 1-2 min timelimit to search the now harmless level until the reinformances arrive. I prefer the brute method to go faster.
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LonM
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Light is a game that claims to be more than it is.

The actual game itself is quite good. If simple, though. It has buildings in a sort of 'blueprint style', and you move around trying to avoid being spotted.

The problem is that it's very short. And for the price they're asking, it may not be worth it.
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keohookalani
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Light is a simplistic stealth game with an interesting story. Different from most other Stealth games I personally have played, Light drops you in the middle of a conspiracy where you wake up knowing nothing. Light reminds me of Monaco, but with some of the most useful abilities all rolled up into one character.

Getting the hang of Light is pretty basic. WASD move you around, E causes you to interact with objects, while 2 and 3 have their own uses I will not get into, lest I spoil some of the fun. One minor difference from Monaco is that the guards in Light do not ever give up. Once you have been spotted, they come looking for you. Further, if you are detected, then you only have 2 minutes to complete the mission before reinforcements arrive. Honestly, this makes sense to me.

Where as Monaco is slapstick silly with humor that just seems to be used to lighten the mood, Stealth has none. You are merely driven to complete the Story and find out what is going on.

The music in Light was pretty entertaining and for once I didn't actually listen to anything else while playing it.

I wish controls could be readjusted, however, joy2win can solve this problem for you. A nice feature called peek is introduced which allows you to point your mouse in a direction and right click giving you a peek of that area. You'll have to try it to understand.

The graphics are very simplistic, but for what the game does, not much more is needed. Things that need some detail, are detailed. Those that do not, are not. Could more effort have been put into it? Absolutely, however, the game isn't designed that way on purpose. It features an interesting matrix of graphic features that make you worry about sight lines, and whether or not you can be seen. Personally I find this entertaining as it keeps you fairly focused.

The biggest problem here is the price tag. At 12.99 this game is seriously overpriced. While the dev has promised additional content, nothing yet has been seen of which I am aware. Due to the pricing issue here, the game is being knocked a few overall points. I didn't notice the price tag when I started playing.

Overall: 7.2/10 - Get it in a bundle or at a serious discount and you can add a point and a half. Don't pay $13 for this... currently not worth it and it feels like it's been abandoned by the dev.
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phoenixevolution
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Visually appealing, stealthly, and puzzle a game.

The game play was very simple, got monotonous very quickly. Restarting over when a small thing wasn't right was frustrating.

Over all I had some enjoyment but in the end I completed the game just to finish. Either more complex game play with more levels would make it better.

Team 17 did a good job with the game, if only they could tone down the monotonous aspects of it.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Very quick to play.

It's not a pure stealth game either. The enemies don't move in wholly predictable patterns, they have a degree of randomness that makes the game more of a adventurous that you normally want from a stealth game.

Stealth games normally let you plan things out, and let you duplicate your route if you die. This game prevents that sort of careful planning. Instead you're flying by the seat of your pants.

Fun, but I wish some small issues would get touched up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
At best a prototype of a game that might work at some point in the future. Definitely can't recommend buying it.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
It was an alright way to kill an hour. Dont remember how much i payed for the game, think it was part of a 1$ bundle. So worth it for me.
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152 of 168 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
I want to recommend this, I really do. I really loved the idea of this. The sneak/hack genre is wonderful. My problem is that I have completed the game in 48 minutes. That includes some interruptions as well. There is simply not enough content here to justify a game. At the end, I wondered if I was just playing the demo.
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78 of 96 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
So, let me share my thoughts, especially seeing that many red "Thumbs Down".

"Light" is a tiny indie game made by just a few people according to the game credits.
It's a sneak'n'hack game about an escaped test subject. Controls and gameplay are pretty simple. You sneak using WASD avoiding guards and cameras, can unlock the doors (E), hack (Q), kill guards and civilians (SPACE), hide their bodies (2) and change outfit (3). You will also find and read some documents to understand what happened to you. That's it if I don't miss anything.

Gameplay, story, music and minimalistic cyberpunk'ish graphics style are pretty satisfying, I can definitely say I enjoyed them all as well as the game on the whole. Yes, the game is short and won't take much your time to be completed on 100%.

Pros:
+ Simple controls
+ Nice-looking cyberpunk'ish graphics
+ Story (despite it might seem typical)
+ Soundtrack (special thanks to Gavin Harrison !)
+ Short (yeah, it's a + as I don't need to put dozens of hours into a tiny game)
+ Easy to beat for 100% (apparently, a + for anyone who isn't indifferent to achievements)

Cons:
- Short (I doubt anyone would complain if the game were longer)
- Pricey
- Low replay value

I'm literally forced to pay attention to the price. Yes, guys, I agree the game is pricey. I also understand some disappointment and comments and reviews saying "lack of content", "too short" and agree. Store page is a really promissing one and raises your expectations from the game. My thoughts were like "Ouch, it's like a mix of my beloved Monaco (50+ hours played) and Frozen Synapse (well-known and highly acclaimed by critics and players), I should check in out". That's why I've purchased and played "Light".
However, I don't think the fact the game is pretty expensive (for the content it offers) gives the right to leave a "Thumbs Down". I enjoyed this tiny game (I'd especially highlight its music), got a +1 perfect game, learned several new English words (despite it has a Russian localization, I played it in English), didn't invest much time in it and I've also supported indie game developers. I don't regret doing all that and in general cannot say anything bad about "Light", that's why - my "Thumbs Up"!

Some notes/recommendations to developers:
Add more content and reduce the price. Seriously. Mentioned Monaco offers you a huge amount of multi-level missions, 8 characters, up to 4 players online co-op, story with its charm and humour as well as soundtrack by Austin Wintory, Steam-features like leaderboards, cloud, Workshop + level editor but is still priced less. Something is wrong here ...
• Probably, add more achievements (to pass each level unspotted / under some defined or devs' time / to kill all guards on a level etc). At least it will increase players' playtime and will add some challenge. This point completely depends on your attitude to achievements and your fantasy/creativity :)
• Probably, add Steam leaderboards (competition spirit, you know). I doubt it will be worth doing, but still, that's what comes to my mind

P.S. You won't lose anything if you don't play this game, but you will likely enjoy it if you do. And Steam is not the place where you can complain about the price. Even just released games are offered literally tomorrow with a good discount (my example: bought Asteria that was released a bit more than a week ago with a -75% coupon received for badge crafting). Countless bundles popup almost every day. You're warned multiple times about the price and content mismatch, so you are free to buy the game when it's on sale or comes to a bundle. Then you'll be more prone to share some love with "Light".
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72 of 93 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Completed game in 0.6 hours played. Good concept, terrible execution.

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43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Why don't I recommend this game? Simply because it just feels too short.

In terms of visuals, gameplay mechanics, etc, The game is fantastic as I like stealth games. It doesn't really look like anything else in my opinion. If the game had 2 maybe 3 times more levels, I'd definitely recommend it.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
Played the game, and probably finished it around 20mins. Wasn't as fun as I thought it would be with the whole hacking, and stealth scenario. Even if you disguise yourself, the enemies can still kill you, regardless if you've commited an evil act or not. Definitely not worth the $12.99. Only reason I got the game was through the Humble Bundle. If you're the type of gamer who's all about speed running games, and becoming #1, then this might be the game for you, but other than that, it wasn't that great.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
In all honesty, the game is too short for the price. It was fun but that only lasted for half an hour. You can probably get more out of it if you're one who likes to set leaderboard records. Other than that, I really think that this game needs workshop in order to generate the amount of content that would make this a worthy title at the suggested price tag.

I recommend that you get this game but only during a sale or a bundle (at least until workshop or user-generated levels are added in).

3/5
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
You have to go through 12 levels, so one hour should be enough to complete the stealth-and-hacking game and get 100% of the achievements. You can try to get the best score for each level (avoid guards, do not kill anybody, do it as quickly as possible, ...), so you might play more than one hour, but not that much. The story is fine, there are trading cards, but that's it : this "game" looks much more like a "demo", but not a full game.

I can't help thinking that paying 12€ for a one-hour game is not something a lot of people would be willing to do. I got this game in a bundle, so that's fine, but I can't recommend people to buy it as long as the price is above 1€. This game is good, I would like to recommend it, but it is too expensive (at the moment) and it needs more content.
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