Challenge yourself by playing the only hybrid creature in a world divided between two rival cultures. Absorb vital essence, unlock new skills and make alliances to fight your way out of a desolate landscape. The amazing journey of this unique protagonist awaits for you.
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About This Game

THE LIGHT OF THE DARKNESS is a Metroidvania game inspired by the beloved classics. Explore the Lands of Oblivion, a cursed place between the worlds of Light and Darkness. Play as the first and unique hybrid, a creature of both worlds, yet bound to neither. Survive the hatred of the Pales and the Darks. Delve into a world filled with rich storytelling and an intriguing, original history.


*"Ophelos: the world of Light, Zigardth: the world of Darkness and the Lands of Oblivion."*

Long ago, a world divided between Light and Darkness emerged. Pales and Darks blinked into existence. Despite their world split in two by a cataclysmic event, it did not take long for the two societies to discover each other. War followed, fueled by the prejudice between them.

In a dark pit in a cursed land, a strange creature rises from a pile of corpses with no memories or knowledge about himself or the world around him. He is the first and only of his kind; a hybrid, with essences of Light and Dark. As soon he appears, the Pales and the Darks reject him for his nature, forcing him to face alone the dangers of those lands.

Follow this hybrid’s journey through the madness of war. Discover with him the strange nature of the world and its inhabitants. Help him on his journey to unite two clashing cultures, and learn the intriguing truth of his origin.


  • Episodic Metroidvania: Elaborate level design that encourages exploration and evolution of skills in an engaging manner.

  • Essence Absorption: Absorb essences from other beings, allowing the player to gain strength, abilities. Discover a diverse combination of elements, natures, and personas that can be merged into a multitude of spell variants.

  • Equipment, weapons, and more!: Access an arsenal of equipment and weapons, each with their own attributes, abilities and attack patterns.

  • Immersive visuals: Cutting-edge 3D graphics with a dark, realistic style, different environments, and dynamic lighting. Encounter beautifully detailed models and environments with a fine tuned, intuitive interface.

  • An epic tale: Immerse yourself in The Lands of Oblivion and unearth a mysterious world of mystical elements. Learn the rich history of the Pales and the Darks and what has led to their violent conflict. Play as the amnesic hybrid and collect clues and memories through flashbacks. Discover his mysterious past and what awaits him in his legendary saga.

Mature Content Description

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The game contains violence including sword fights and dead bodies

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 16 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 MB available space

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