Striving for Light is a rogue-lite ARPG where you utilise a unique infinite expanding skilltree to fight your way through the darkness, striving for light.
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Positive (29) - 82% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 29, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“For Striving for Light we want to give player feedback a prime importance directly from the beginning of the development process. The infinite random generated skill tree as well as the random world generation are core systems of the game experience, providing you a sandbox with endless replayability in the style you like. Player feedback from the experimentation with new skills and weapon combinations as well as with the world designs will give us the needed data to make this game the best experience it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Striving for Light will be in early access for at least one year. Depending on user feedback and the amount of content we choose to include into the game this period might be extended. There will be regular updates until its full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access we will focus on implementing more content, including more enemies and bosses, more environments, more weapons, more skills and intensify the atmosphere by adding story content. There will also be a progression and an endgame system in the full release of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current state of the game the core mechanics are implemented. Next to the combat and resource system the infinite random generated skill system is implemented with a variety of core skills. The random world generation with a variety of different environment, enemies and boss encounters is implemented giving you already plenty of replayability.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase during Early Access according to the development process and will increase when the game is feature complete and leaves Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since the beginning of the development process, we are in communication with our community on Discord at: . Discord is the best way to get involved in the development process.”
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About This Game

Striving for Light is a rogue-lite ARPG where you utilise a unique infinite expanding skilltree to fight your way through the darkness, striving for light.

        All about exploration

  • Dive into a dark, mysterious world full of dangers
  • Everything is hand drawn
  • Explore a big variety of random generated maps
  • Unique soundtracks for each environment
  • Level up and utilise a unique random generated and infinite expanding skill tree
  • Unlock new skills, weapons, maps and legacy skill points
  • Online leaderboards with seasons and private league system
  • Endless progression system

                Skill system

  • Each run gives you a new unique skill tree to explore
  • Dynamic expanding skilltree depending on your skill pathway
  • Reforge connections between skill nodes or replace a skill by utilising collectible shards
  • Collect skillgems and shape your skill tree

            Combat system

  • Dynamically switch between melee and ranged weapons during fights
  • Dual resource system to manage melee and ranged attacks
  • Challenging enemies and plenty of boss encounters
  • Dodge system to evade enemy attacks

            Endgame System

  • Infinite expanding map progession system
  • Delve deeper into the darkness and face an ever increasing challenge
  • Add and alter map modifiers to increase the challenge but also your rewards

            Weapons & Loot

  • Collect light shards to unlock weapons, skills or gain legacy skill points
  • Hunt for your perfect weapon and skill combination
  • Weapons with unique mechanics for various different playstyles


  • Dynamically enable or disable coop mode during active runs
  • Each player will take fixed rolls for ranged and melee combat
  • Shared skilltree and resources for an intense and strategic coop experience

               Story & NPCs

  • Uncover a dark and mysterious story
  • Town hub as a place to return and prepare for the next journey
  • NPCs for unlocking new skills and weapons

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX650 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Processor: 3 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX650 or equivalent
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space

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