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 (231 reviews) - 55% of the 231 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

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
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Small stealth game.

You get 12 levels, a story of sorts; you get to sneak unseen or kill people and hide the bodies (but that'll put you on a two-minute timer to complete the mission). You see everything: basically, where all the guards and cameras are, and their field of view; however, you can't zoom out: the game annoys you by not giving you a complete overview, because otherwise it'd be too easy (which it arguably already is). And the game surprises you: sometimes you can hide behind a chair, sometimes that doesn't work, suddenly there are windows: there are a bunch of mechanics you have to die for at least once before you figure them out.

In comparison, Third Eye Crime has much deeper mechanics that make it a challenge even with complete knowledge; and Of Guard and Thieves has a proper fog of war, lights, and it's multiplayer. Light just can't compete.

If you caught this in a bundle, it's probably worth playing, but I wouldn't recommend buying it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Light is an interesting little game which puts emphasis on stealth-based gameplay. Looking at the pictures you would not think it has a story as the square-shaped characters all represent the employees of a multinational company with a sinister agenda.

And while it is interesting to find out who you are and what the company is after just because there are intel files scattered across the dozen levels I would not call this a "gripping narrative". On almost every level you need to find the exit while avoiding the cone of vision the company guards have. Regularly, you need to hack a terminal or the door but the hacking is simply done with the press of a button without the inclusion of any minigames.

The problem with Light is that the text the creators came up with that appears on the store page is misleading - it simply makes us believe that this is a more complex game than what it really is. This is not necessarily a problem - especially if a game has a great soundtrack such as Light - but Light's gripping tale suddenly ends after 12 levels. Half of which can be completed in a mere half an hour. Then you finish the game in another half an hour and you make up your mind whether or not to let the game idle for an additional 2-3 just to get all the missing trading cards.

I did stay. Still, I do not recommend this game as I'm sure there are many others such as Light but either with more interesting story and more complex mechanics - things that make you stay longer.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This is about as basic as it gets for a stealth game: a blue square avoiding sight cones of red squares.

You wander around looking for highlighted items to interact with until the exit opens up.

You don't really have to stealth at all, as there isn't really any penalty ( other than a meaningless score ) for going around killing everything.

Wouldn't recommend it as there's only about an hour or so of gameplay which isn't really that satisfying for $13.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
Good ideas, great graphics, nice gameplay, but waaaaaay too short for the price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I ONLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME if you have got it from a bundle or about 1£.

Light is a very short but little fun game. A game you can easily play for a short time and walk away again. It can take between a half to 1 hour or more if you choose to only beat the game or to try to beat the levels perfectly.
It is a simple "stealth" like game with a little bit of strategy and puzzle within.
And also I haven't really played other games like this, so that also has to be taken in consideration when reading my review. :)

- very, very short. NOT WORTH it with its the normal price.
- Nearly all levels you can beat in like 2 minutes.(Which is both good or bad)
- More difficult achievements could be fun, maybe some degree of difficulty(easy, hard and so on)
- More levels would of course have been better, or larger maps :)

- It is a good game if you want a game were you can beat a level in 2-5 minutes as a little break from studies, work or what ever.
- I do like its design, simpel but pretty and it works smoothly
- You can beat the levels in different way totally or semi stealthy or try to kill everyone(even though that gives you a low score, but can be fun)
- Not the best plot in the world, but I think it was good enough for me to keep playing ^^
- it is very good for achievement and cards hunters
- Ignore what people says about that if you kill a guard and disguise yourself, it doesn't make any difference besides the countdown. It does make a difference! the guards and cameras viewfelt for discovering you becomes a lot smaller if you disguise as a guard :)
- I do like that even though you can kill guards easily, then they can kill you easier.

So yeah if you want a little game with a little bit of strategy and puzzle and it is a stealth like game, then this is for you when it is on sale or in a bundle ^^
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