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.
User reviews: Mixed (82 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
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July 18

Soundtrack Now Free With ALL Light Purchases

Test Subjects!

You may have noticed an update for Light has been published today. This update adds the Light soundtrack to the Light game directory on your computer.

Wherever you installed Light, you'll now find a folder within it called "Soundtrack". This will also apply to anyone who purchases Light from Steam in the future.



P.S - Huge kudos to Gavin Harrison Sounds for putting this together - go check out his bandcamp:

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July 17

Thank You! More content on the way...

"Hello everyone!

Danny from Just a Pixel here.

Thank you for all the feedback so far on the game, and to everyone who's
picked up a copy!

We just wanted to let you know that we are working on a free update...."

Read and discuss the full thread in the Light Community Hub!

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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.
    • OS: OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400m
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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).

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Took me 35 minutes to finish. I pity whoever paid a full price for this.

It's a very short game with minimalistic design and very little content. It feels more like a glorified demo. Get Monaco instead.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I got this in a Humble Bundle, and as a freebie, it's an OK game. It is very easy, though, and as many others have reviewed, I completed it in just over 30 minutes, plus another 10 to figure out why I missed the last achievement. I'd only recommend it if you are a achievement / perfect score collectionist, or it is a freebie.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
One of the coolest games I have played. I love the way you have to strategize and "hacking" and stuff makes it so much more fun. It is a short game on the other hand but some levels were challenging. But I did beat it in a little over 30 mins. The style, soundtrack, and gameplay are amazing. If they made a light 2 I would most likely buy it. It makes me feel like a spy when I play this. I reccommend and I would rate this game 10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
absolutely do not pay full price for this game, i rate it at between 7 cents and 25 cents in value.
this would get a meh to ok'ish on a free flash game site.
no saves, only checkpoints are the start of each level
only 10 relatively short levels, i wouldn't be surprised if a speed runner could do the whole game in 10-15 minutes.
most of your game time will be redoing levels trying to get the rythm of it.
as long as you are not spotted, camera'ed, and don't kill anyone you have infinite time, otherwise a 2 min countdown starts after which guards with cheat sight are sent after you. this is a non-issue for many of the levels since they are less than 2 minutes if things go well.
there is no real inventory except changing clothes if you find some or from a dead body, which cuts guard sight range in half, ie you can't look at a document other then when you pick it up
in some places there can be trouble telling between wall and non-wall art, also when first starting it take a while to get used to wall v glass wall. level score doesn't affect anything so don't worry about it.
the guards have something shotgun like but you will never wield a gun in game, just a near point blank melee kill.
there is no hacking minigame, just walk up to a terminal, hold a button to hack, press another button to login, click the checklist of cameras and door locks, and logout. some doors and cameras are not linked to a computer and therefore are not hackable.
no cutscenes or special ending, just level intro text, text when you pick up some evedence, and a very few npc dialogues.
i'm writing this 2014/11/15, the game may change in the future.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
If it were a mobile game, it would be fine, but as a full fledged PC title, it feels like a long demo.

The trailer gave of a completely different air to the finished product - It gave the impression of a steadily paced stealth adventure with an intriguing story. What was delivered is a slightly too fast, hollow game with nice graphical design. Just a few points regarding gameplay: The complete lack of intelligence behind all the non-security NPCs is dissapointing - I don't know why they randomly wander about doing very little aside from sitting and pooping, and have no kind of reaction to external stimuli whatsoever. The unecessarily pumpy soundtrack would make more sense in an action game, and the overly fast movement makes any real feelings of fear of capture null and void. Why can nobody see over the tops of tables? The quick retry option, whilst nice for fast paced gameplay, makes it feel like there is no real penalty for death. And the achievements? One for passing each of the short levels, and kill a collection of random NPCs to change outft repeatedly - that's it. Nothing relating to getting through a level undetected, or locking a security guard in a room via hacking, or maybe even killing every guard in a level without hurting the civilians.

All the features of this game (aside from the perspective and visual style) where polished to a mirror sheen in games like Gunpoint and Mark of the Ninja, with more interesting stories, whilst also providing more engaging gameplay. It had potential, with an interesting aesthetic and the opportunity to innovate, but it falls flat.
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7 of 16 people (44%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is a vey sory game and is more like a demo or a consept pice. The hacking is under used. You are only able to hack doors and carmres that is for the story part only and isnt enough of it. Same applice to the looting aspect of the game.

Even though you also have the option of killing someone and changing into their clothes it is pointless because it doesnt really change anything and isnt requied at all.

I have also run into a bug where the hostile npc spoted me through a wall & even though this next one is very miner an achivement faild to apply once i had met the condions. Which was change outfits 15 times i evently got it but it was changing 15 times on one npc which should have counted i thing sice it is too easy to get it that way

I like the idea and concept behind it it was poorly implemended and i cant recommend it at full price. If you wount to play it wait for a sale otherwise it isnt worth it. Once you have finnished the game there isn't much reason to go back to it.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
A nice puzzle game but from my point of view to less content. Playtime for completing compain: around 1 hour.
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2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Short, easy, minimalist top-down stealth fun.
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Overall this is an enjoyable game, but the stealth aspect means it can also get frustrating, and I kind of felt like the story wasn't fully explored/resolved after I reached the end. So my opinion is a bit more neutral but certainly not negative, hence the "yes" recommendation. Basically, you have to sneak your way past guards and security cameras, hacking computers as you go to open doors or turn off cameras, in order to clear a set of basic puzzle-like levels that involve gathering information and such to figure out why you're in the situation you are here. The better you are at hiding and remaining unseen, and the faster you complete the levels, the higher your score. You can see the cones of view of guards and cameras though, which helps in figuring out when and where to move. Combat is an option though, and you can kill guards or bystanders and disguise yourself as them, though this typically decreases your score. It also frequently triggers a 2-minute countdown until reinforcements arrive, meaning you'll likely be in more trouble if you can't finish the level before then. The story was nice and the music was good, both of which helped keep my interest especially when I had trouble passing levels. The graphics and game mechanics are simple, but those seem to work in the game's favor, making it easy to understand and play.

However, the game is on the short side, as many reviews before have said. As I write this, there are only 12 levels in the game and they didn't seem particularly large, but I've read that the develers do plan to add more content. Once you figure out how to clear the levels, they're probably only a few minutes long each, at most. It took me a bit over 3 hours to finish the game while trying to remain undetected and not killing people if I could avoid it. I'm not sure how some people are finishing this in less than 1 hour -- maybe I'm just bad at stealth games and/or they're really good at them. But for me, it was a decent length even if it did involve replaying the same few levels a bunch of times, and wasn't as frustrating as some stealth games can be for me.

Also, there doesn't seem to be very much replay value here. Sure, you can replay levels trying to improve your score, but that probably isn't much fun after a while. Achievements aren't a big draw here either, as you'll get 12 out of 13 simply by clearing each level in the game. I guess figuring out the last one is the trick. But once you complete the game, there doesn't seem to be very much to encourage you to replay it.

The price may be the biggest drawback here: $13 is a lot to pay for a 12-level game with limited replay value that can be completed in a few hours if you're not a good player and less than 1 hour if you are. It does come with the soundtrack (in .wav format though), which helps cover the price a bit, but it still seems like the $/hour value here isn't that great, especially if you're good at stealth games and end up breezing through this. I got this in a recent Humble Bundle and at the effective price I paid there, I think it was worth it. But given the length/duration/replay notes above, I wouldn't suggest paying full price for this -- watch and wait for a sale instead. I think you'll enjoy this game a lot more, whether or not you're a fan of stealth games, if you can get it at a nice discount.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
beat the whole game in under an hour. almost certainly could have beaten it in under 1/2 hour if i had actually tried
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I loved the game it is realy fun wish they could add more levels fun to replay also.
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Got viewed through walls twice (not windows either), finished whole game and all achievements in under 1hr. Only way to revisit intel is to play level again and pick it up (no log or overall database to review story) Glad it was in Humble Bundle.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
a very nice concept, though not perfectly excuted. the game is about completing some objectives while being stealthy, i have to admit that i really enjoyed the game and it took me almost an hour to complete it and unlock all it's achievements. the only annoying thing was how sometimes the guards could spot me behind a wall.

recommended and i wish the developers would give us more missions soon.
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Fun enough for a quick game. Feels a bit like a prototype that they decided to release as a full game. Rather abrupt ending that didn't really tie up the story. That being said, it is a perfectly functional game so the devs got that going for them I guess. Wouldn't pay $10 for it, but getting it in the Humble Bundle was totally worth it.
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I beat the game with 100% achievements in 45 mins. OK gameplay, but no replayability and not worth more than $1.
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
The game itself has potential, however there is a major flaw... I've been playing this game for about 1h20 (80 minutes) and I've been unable to get past the third level for the past 1h20 minutes... And since the game is called "Light" it is completly impossible to see any playthrough of the game to get past that level, since all you are able to see is "Metro last light", "inFamous light playthrough", "Child of light", "Faster than light" and such. I really wanted to like this game.. but I am forced to give a negative rating since it is simply not playable.
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Steam says I have played this game 68 minutes.

In that time, I have completed all levels, and-

-wait, what? That's the end? That's it?

Rather unsatisfying. The game sets up an interesting mystery, and then cannot be bothered to actually follow through with it.

The gameplay is fairly interesting, but I find myself having to agree that this feels more like a demo than a full game.

Maybe it is worth it if on sale, but again, bear in mind you are getting a 1 hour game without much replay value.

There are better deals to be had.
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102 of 113 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
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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