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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.
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014
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Soundtrack Now Free With ALL Light Purchases

July 18

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.

Enjoy!

Mike_Team17

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

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Thank You! More content on the way...

July 17

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"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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Reviews

“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 the 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!

PC System Requirements

    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.

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
70 of 80 people (88%) found this review helpful
253 products in account
1 review
0.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 14
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52 of 65 people (80%) found this review helpful
408 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
Completed game in 0.6 hours played. Good concept, terrible execution.

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Posted: July 14
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,515 products in account
5 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
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".
Posted: July 16
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
9 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 14
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31 of 52 people (60%) found this review helpful
145 products in account
38 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MCJhq41KiM&list=UUoI2I6avZGKSGu2MvmXw3eg

This game is Splinter Cell's or Watch Dog's map panel coming alive and playable. I played this game for the first time in February, an alpha version and it has come a long way. It's simple and clear, a stealth game, get to your targets as fast as possible without being noticed. The more you can stay unnoticed the more points you will get for completing each level. You will either love or hate the style, if you don't like minimalist aesthetics you clearly should not buy Light. I for one appreciate when things are done right and the minimalist graphics are great in Light. The only real complain I have is the lack of a "soft" introduction to what is going on. A short cinematic with voice over. Something that would go well with the game aesthetics. Instead you immediately start playing the game with the tutorial (where some of the story is explained). That and the lack of more levels. The game feels short for what you are paying, almost making me "not recommend" the game for now.

Pros
- aesthetics, love it or hate it, in it's own style it's very well done
- there's no distractions or bull***t, you have a job in each mission that's what you should do
- soundtrack, I loved it, goes very well with a stealth game
- the field of view is very well done

Cons
- the game feels incredibly short. I am in hopes the development will bring more levels and updates
- I would have liked a more soft introduction to the story like a short cinematic
- your character opens the door just by getting close, in some situations I would have liked to be able to control that
Posted: July 9
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