The sun has disappeared from the sky! Darkness chokes the land, depriving it of all things good. Now it’s time for you to figure out how to bring the sun back! Get behind the wheel and find the sun in Night Shift!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (79 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 23, 2015
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"Every so often, a game comes along that defies everything you know and makes you feel lost. Night Shift is one of those games."

About This Game

The sun has disappeared from the sky! Darkness chokes the land, depriving it of all things good. Now it’s time for you to figure out how to bring the sun back! Get behind the wheel and find the sun in Night Shift!

Key Features:

  • Take to the road behind the wheel of your trusted muscle car.
  • The night is dark and clouds your path, be careful or you might just wind up right where you started.
  • Use your high beams to interact with the environment and push back the darkness.
  • Drive to the musical stylings of Dance With the Dead
  • The convenient auto-save feature will make sure your progress is always recorded.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Or Later (32 Bit Recommended)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Every so often, a game comes along that defies everything you know and makes you feel lost. Night Shift is one of those games.
I've no doubt that anyone interested will be looking at the screenshots and video available on the store page, and wonder why would they ever play a retro game. The answer is, you won't, the game will play you.

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

J.R.R. Tolkien


Without any further delay, I present to you my review of Night Shift.

Gameplay
There's an old saying that goes something like this: All roads lead to Rome. This is not the case. All roads will lead you to the dark, a long and empty dark. Until a light appears, and you follow the light, thinking it will lead you home. It won't. It will force your mind to think of ways to make the light show you the way.
Night Shift is, sort of, a puzzle game, one that does not provide the players all the clues, but it does provide you the melody to light that flame of yours that will light up the world, or at least find your way out of the dark.
The game consists of a series of challenging puzzles, some of which are more like charades, and the end goal is to bring enough flames to the sun so that the world can shine once again.
The graphics might feel retro, but do not let that fool you, it fits like a glove, and so does the soundtrack, which will make you take a trip down the memory lane.

Let there be light.

Pros
  • Quick and concise tutorial;
  • Challenging;
  • Great soundtrack, the music is really nice;
  • Retro graphics incredibly well adapted to the game.
  • Price;
  • Guaranteed entertainment when watching a friend trying to do a complete playthrough;
  • A wonderful sense of accomplishment when you finish the game.

Quite frankly, there aren't many cons to the game, as it delivers everything it promises.

Cons
  • Should have an option to enable some hints;
  • Can be considered a bit short if you're a puzzle master.

Verdict
I'd give it a 9/10 It's a really interesting challenge, that you can easily play on your own, or even have your friends play and laugh as they fail miserably to find their way, only to get their mind blown away when they find the way.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Night Shift is a strange bird. A driving game where your headlights are your means to interact with the environment to achieve something that... well, like a good drive, it's all about finding out on the road.

The destination is but an incidental consequence of the journey.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Night Shift is a intriguing minimalistic designed puzzle game.
Expect no hand holding. You will probably get lost and drive around aimlessly. That aspect in a strange way, is part of the charm. Finding your way through the darkness.
While the car controls obviously need some power steering. The puzzles themselves are very satisfying when you complete them. That AHA! moment. The music is great and the graphics compliment its minimalist design. I found myself getting a chill up my spin as I drove in eternal darkness. Not many games can pull that off.
My only gripe is the resolution control. Also keep in mind the game is beaten in 2-4 hours at most.

I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/0bzh315lncw
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
be warned the game is short but if your into games where you have no idea whats going on or what to do you may dig this one.
the main reason for the upvote is i can't get that damn song out of my head.

gameplay
your driving a car at night and all you have is your headlights and flashing your highbeams.
you drive around lighting up light posts and collecting fire for the sun.
if you get stuck there are ghosts of dead drivers around to give you hints.

what can i say i played it and don't want to burn my eye and the song is catchy.

here's a gameplay video. if your stuck on something i listed the puzzles in the description and noted the time i started them. p.s. don't watch much of it if you want to figure things out yourself.
https://youtu.be/vTUvEb9H1Cw
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Call this a mystery puzzle. You're supposed to do... Something. Things you do trigger flames to appear and you have to collect this flames. And do things to get there. What things? Discover!
Very atmospheric.
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