Control a Lightball in it´s journey back to home. Solve Riddles&Clues to find the right path. Beware, this game is very hard!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (399 reviews) - 21% of the 399 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2015

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About This Game

Control a Lightball in it´s journey back to home.
Solve Riddles&Clues to find the right path.

Game Features

  • +1Hour Story, 7 Chapters
  • Explore the beautiful forest
  • Sit back and relax in this slow-paced game
  • Find the right path by solving clues

    More About The Game

  • Journey of the Light might be one of the Hardest games on Steam.
  • At the beginning of each Chapter, you are given one sentence, and that is your only guide
  • There are various hints across the forest, but these are hard to find if you don´t know where to look from
  • Playtime is approximately +17 Hours
  • "Opinions seen in the video, has been received from beta players of the Journey Of The Light"
  • Can you solve all 7 Chapters?*


    *Game might be hard sometimes, check out the Community Hub for guides
    (Or be the first to write one!)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 Mb
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (399 reviews)
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KrigarNooben
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Easily the best and hardest game on STEAM.

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Ratea xDark
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Card Simulator

  1. Buy it in Sale
  2. Run in Background
  3. Take the Cards
  4. Sell the Cards
  5. win win Situation
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Kris
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
I'm fairly certain that this game is impossible seeing as I spent about an hour on this game and all I managed to do was switch on some lights and send myself flying in the air by running at a tree stump. Also only the creator of the game has ever gotten past chapter 1, which slightly concerns me. I hope someone else is having better luck.
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curiopun
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
others review say this game is scam
i'm not sure if its true or not
but
I cannot play this game
its crack and clost itself after I hit play button
so i will say "No"
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Traxadel
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Voxelized 2?!
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Necronaut
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
About This Game
Control a Scamball in it´s journey back to scamming. Solve Riddles&Clues to scam the right path. Beware, this game is a scam!

Game Features
- 0 Hour Story, 1 Chapter
- Explore the beautiful forest
- Sit back and enjoy being scammed
- Find out you have been scammed

More About The Game
- Journey of the Light might be one of the biggest scam on Steam.
- At the beginning of Chapter, you don't know yet that you have been scammed
- There aren't any hints across the forest, so you can't find any even if you know where to look from
- There is no playtime
- "Opinions seen in the video are fake"
Can you solve all 7 Chapters?* Of course not! They don't even exist!


*Game is a scam, check out the Community Hub to find out you have been scammed
(Or be the first to complain it!)
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Venatius
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
You have probably noticed this game isn't actually for sale any more. That would be because the developer lied about it having more than one level, under the guise of the "puzzles" simply being too difficult for anyone to surmount. They failed, repeatedly, to provide any evidence to the contrary of this - or even convince Valve, who pulled the game from sale as a scam. So, on the faint off-chance you didn't already know this, now you do!
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evo1337
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Such a bad game, doesnt have a point
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B a l l a g e
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game is bad because it is scam...
And the gameplay is bad and you can't do the achievements.
But you can get trading cards.
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Cron ¯\(ツ)/¯
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Scammy scammy scamscam.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,111 of 1,125 people (99%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
EDIT: Further evidence that there is only one unsolvable chapter, not 7 or 8: http://imgur.com/a/yceJt

So, I definitely DO NOT recommend this. The developer is a scam artist.


Original review:

Not a single person has solved Chapter 1 as of this review, other than the developer. Just check
the achievement stats. It's quite possible that there simply is no solution and that the game does not actually have content.

There aren't adequate instructions or hints in the game itself. Any few tiny bits of potentially helpful information that exist were posted by the developer on forums instead.

The music is god-awful, literally the same 8 seconds of 16 piano notes on repeat. If you turn the music volume to zero in the settings, the setting doesn't stick.

The level looks all the same. Only by wandering for hours (god why) and tediously mapping with pen and paper have I been able to determine the layout.

I want to believe there is a solution, and that I might be the first masochistic enough to find it... otherwise not much value to this "game".
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458 of 463 people (99%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2015
The game simply doesn't work, it is really a scam. You don't 'interact' with anything, you simply press space and every light in the level turns on or off. There is no actual way to solve anything, it is not difficult if it doesn't have a solution
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426 of 438 people (97%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
"Journey of the Light might be one of the Hardest games on Steam" - Developer

My initial thoughts: bring it on!

I'd like to think of myself as a capable gamer, able to solve most puzzles, given time. This game is NOT the hardest game on steam, it is the most OBTUSE. Puzzle creation is a fine art where you need to be able to introduce the player to the mechanics, what can/cannot be done, and give them an inkling of what the outcome is supposed to be. Whatever "puzzles" are in this game are horribly conceived, as you will likely quit before knowing what the puzzles are!

In Journey of the Light, you are a glowing blob of light stuck in a small forest map and you can interact with objects with the "E" button. You are supposedly given a sentence at the beginning of the game that serves as a clue to what you're supposed to do next, and then you are left to your own devices, to wander around the tiny map, mashing your interact button hopelessly at anything that may look like an interactable object. So far the only interactibles I've found are lanterns and I cannot begin to understand what am I supposed to do with them. Something tells me there is an arbitrary sequence to how you interact with them that is known only to the developer. Fun.

The developer supposedly put clues in a starter guide and trading cards. The starter guide is part of the "puzzle" as it is on steam but it is hidden. Finding it was anticlimatic as it gave as useful a hint as something from a magic 8 ball.

The hints on the trading cards were equally useless. I tried positioning myself similar to the viewpoint displayed in the trading cards (you will need to enlarge them) and tried pressing the interact button but to no avail.

I lasted for 40 minutes before quitting. The looping music will drive you crazy within a minute, so mute and put your own thing on. I will come back in a few months to see if anyone manages to solve this "game" to see if there is actually a solution or is this just a scam.
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331 of 342 people (97%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
This game has Doo-doo in it's soul.

And it also isn't even a game. It's one unsolvable level, even in the code of the game.

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/yceJt (Credit to reddit for link)
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260 of 266 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
This is the only game I've ever requested a refund for. This includes physical copies bought. In a way, it's sad. Someone took an idea they may have truly believed in, but executed it in the worst way possible. The description was intriguing. It set up a challenge to the world with the promises of puzzles and clues. What was delivered, was instead the 'clever' obtuse cryptological nonsense of a grade schooler who alone holds the nonsensical key to the solution. I imagine the puzzles started out relatively solvable. But the more clever and tricky new ideas that sprung into the developer's mind, the more 'impossible' they became for anyone other than themself. In order for there to be a challenge, there has to be a workable solution. Otherwise it de-evolves into something like "solve this code, teehee <insert completely randomized numbers, symbols, and letters here>
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107 of 108 people (99%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
Do not play. I now realise this was a total scam.

Since his guide only goes for the first chapter. Showing, that he didn't even made a second chapter...

IT'S A SCAM PEOPLE...DON'T FALL!

Asked for a refund...even if it's for 14 cents. I don't want him to have any money...he doesn't deserve it.
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118 of 123 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
This a fraudulent game with the illusion of actual content. It has 8 Steam Achievements, each for completing one of the 8 chapters, however, the statistics suggest no one actually can obtain them - the 0.3% usually indicates they were just unlocked using the Steam Achievement Manager outside of the actual game.

The developer is very intelligent and puts so much effort into keeping up the smoke and mirrors act that it's hard to believe he doesn't spend time creating anything. All of his answers and explanations come down to circular reasoning. For instance, people bring up the fact that there are no actual clues in the game so he created a starter guide to give clues to make the game a bit easier. The starter guide then refers back to the game for clues. I pressed him for more information and he referred me to look at the images on the trading cards and better yet, referred me back once again to the guide, which he 'updated'.

He did the same thing with the game itself by releasing a "Major Bug Fix #1" which adds "new hints across the forest." But wait, "if you have difficulties of finding them, check the Starters Guide."

It's all in plain site if you look past the nonsense. The video and screenshots on the store page are all from chapter 1. Same thing with the images on the trading cards. All the content that exists in this game is you move around as a blob of light within a very small map, where a few light sources toggle on and off globally upon hitting the "E" key. There is no actual interaction with anything in the environment. There is no story. There really isn't even a Chapter 1.

Even the beginning of the game states:
"Where should I seek the path?
Clues are worthless...
Maybe if I think harder?
The easiest solution is sometimes the answer..."

He admits at the very beginning that any hints or clues are meaningless and the solution is the answer because the answer is the solution. The game play is literally going around in circles looking for clues because the game tells you to.
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94 of 95 people (99%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
I never write reviews but I feel this game deserves this.

I cannot say for certain as to whether this game is a scam or not, but I am heavily inclined to believe it to be so. I began the game with a friend as we toyed around and explored the mechanics of the game. However, it wasn't long before we realized that there were no mechanics to the game.

As we explored Chapter 1, my friend and I used pen and paper to draw our own rendition of the map. In doing so we discerned quite a familiar pattern. It became apparent that the map was obviously heavily inspired by Summoner's Rift from popular MOBA League of Legends and games similar to it. The map consists of three pathways (lanes) in a diamond shape with lanterns (turrets) lining the sides. The flat, circular area in which the player spawns is mirrored on the other side of the map. There is a river running through the middle of the map for Christ's sake. Not only did the developer market an incomplete game, but they couldn't even put in the effort to create an original map. There is also a lantern that cannot be toggled and a lantern that shines red in the jungle of the map, both of which are unimportant and placed there soley to confuse the player.

Each pathway of the map is lined with several lanterns all oriented in configurations respective to each individual lane. I will illustrate the configurations through use of symbols. (Location of lanes corresponds to facing away from the spawn in-game)
Diagram Key: 0 = Lamp off 1 = Lamp on
Middle Lane: 0 1 0
Left Lane: 1 1 0 0
Right Lane: 1 0 1 0

The diagram is simply inverted every time the player "interacts" with the environment. The developer was even so lazy as to allow the player to make this one single interaction at any location on the map; the player does not have to stand in front of any one lantern. Pressing "e" does not interact with any one specific object and merely inverts the lamp light (i.e. Lit lamps change to dark lamps and vice versa).

Moreover, there are locations on the map in which blue light shines onto the ground. These do not alter the outcome of "interacting" with the environment in any way and only exist to confuse the player and manipulate them into believing there is something more to this scam. The dialogue in the introduction sequence is extremely ambiguous and intentionally obscure. The "starter's guide" was a nice touch. It consists of few words and the promise of future updates which have yet to happen. This guide is also vague and only pertains to Chapter 1 (probably because it is impossible to complete the first chapter).

There is a reason that the developer is vague throughout the game's description on Steam, the dialogue in the introduction, and the Starter's Guide. It's because the developer is making a rather lazy attempt at masking the fact that the entire game is a scam.

Verdict: 4/20 Meh, it was alright.
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77 of 78 people (99%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
SCAM! DO NOT BUY! I wanted to believe this guy was a newby who simply messed somethings up but nope. He recently blamed people who discovered that the game was broken for violating reverse engineering rule, as if it solves anything and they are the ones to blame! Read here for further details http://imgur.com/a/yceJt

If you bought already, DO NOT PLAY MORE THAN 2 HOURS and request refund instead.
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71 of 72 people (99%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
The developer is a scam artist.

He claims the game has 8 levels. In reality, it has 1 level. He made that level unbeatable to hide the fact that there are no other levels, and passed it off as a hard puzzle. He didn't think someone would decompile the game and get proof that there are no other levels. When he got caught, he claimed that an update removed the levels, the assets, and even the triggers to load the levels. I don't know how stupid the dev must be to think that a bug fix can remove every last trace of 7 levels, or that anyone will believe him. Now he's saying he will revert the update to bring the levels back. That would've taken less than a day. No, it's taking so long to "revert the update" because the game never had 8 levels. It's had 1 level since the beginning. When he got caught, he made that excuse to give him time to program 7 other levels in a mad rush to cover his tracks.

He did the same thing in his other game, Vozelized. He made an achievement so the store page would have the "steam achievements" tag. The achievement isn't even programmed into the game. And the dev refuses to say how to get it (As I'm sure you can figure out, it's because the dev doesn't know how to get it either).

Speaking of things the dev doesn't know how to do, the only person the have the achievement in this game for beating level 1-3 is the dev. He hasn't beaten 4-8. Then again, he hasn't beaten 1-3 either.

For some reason, there are Voxelized levels in this game's coding, but not levels 2-8. I wonder why those levels weren't wiped in the bug fix. And let's not forget that the interact button toggles ALL the lamps in the first(only) level, which is how he made the first level unbeatable.

Oh, and the best part? He's tricking people into losing their chance for a refund. He says there are hints on the trading cards (Spoiler alert: There aren't). And instead of looking in the steam community market, he's counting on people getting card drops. Now, with steam's new refund policy, you get an automatic refund if you have played a game for less than 2 hours. But cards don't drop until AFTER 2 hours of play time, to avoid people getting cards and then refunding the game. The dev knows this, and blatantly lied to trick people into losing their refund.
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