Light Bearers is a multiplayer asymmetrical hide and seek game that pits a sinister shadow against cute light bears!
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Very Positive - 89% of the 140 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Oct 23, 2018

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December 2

Patch V1.0HC

Hey everyone!

We have a new update ready to be devoured by you hungry people!

New Shadow Rotation

Oculus Malus Big eyeball boy, he can fly too!
Stalker Creepy crawly girl, she eats people.
Watcher Super fast, can't move while being watched!

  • Reworked Stalker a bit, she now always crawls and has a third ability! Climbing gets clunky sometimes, we'll be tuning it over time.
  • Stalker web now makes bears stuck in them show through walls!
  • My illiterate self wrote wan't in the hint section.... Fixed!
  • "Fixed" where the hints would get clipped by different resolutions.
  • Spray paints now align to the sprayer.
  • Moved shadow selection layer to the top.
  • Fixed the bear face doing weird stuff when you looked up.
  • Fixed pool of light not letting you in from beneath it.
  • Reworked chat system from scratch.
  • You can now preview Spray Paints
  • You can now preview Victory Songs
  • Moved Spray paint preview to the right
  • Added Finland flag cape
  • Added Dutch flag cape
  • Added Philippines flag cape
  • Added Mongolian flag cape
  • Removed Steam audio to make reading logs easier
  • Temporarily added a LOG output for when a player disconnects from a server to help read Log files easier
  • Added a validity check to a few things that weren't protected.
  • After being pm'd "Nerf terror you nerd" I have buffed him by 1.3%
  • I won 20 bucks from some chumps in poker, their teacher was pissed.

The gravity bug with shadow bears will be fixed in the next update, i wanted to get this one out because i'm 15% sure I fixed the disconnect bug.

If you have bugs, complaints, suggestions, predictions or horoscope readings join our discord at Discord.GG/FatBombStudios
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November 18

Patch V1.0H

Hey everyone, we've got another exciting patch ready to be picked apart and broken!

DLC Information
I'd like to first start off with a little insight on why we chose our pricing model, because I've seen a few people get upset with it. When we were deciding on how we would handle the game, we knew we wanted to fit into the same slot as games like Ultimate Chicken Horse and Golf with Friends. We wanted to have a low cost of entry, so that friends can easily join in together without finances restricting them, we know what it's like when everyone is trying to get the same game and play with each other! We have structured our games so that the free version includes everything you need to enjoy the game from a foundational level. We then added flavor on top of this, this flavor is the Full Game DLC, it included a ton of cosmetics that could only be unlocked through buying the DLC along with access to all the shadows at once instead of having to wait for the free Shadow rotation. We've heard some outcry from this, we want to maintain the value for our Full Game owners but we also want to help keep free users invested in the game, with that being said we are unlocking 30+ items to be unlocked by free users. There are still a ton of items (this patch brings us to 170+ cosmetics) that can only be unlocked with the Full Game DLC but we feel that this is a fair trade. With that being said, we want you all to know we appreciate everyone for playing our game! Now to the cool stuff!

EDIT 11/19
I forgot to announce Shadow rotation!

Change List
New Blessing system!
Collect Blessing orbs to cash in at a Blessing terminal! This will give you a temporary secondary ability as a Light Bear! You lose all orbs and your Blessing if you get tagged, so be careful! This is only available in Shadow Favored matches!

New Level!
The Library, a mimics dream! Navigate this comfortable level featuring priceless art and books! (We'll sellout though, so just name your price)

The rest of the stuff!
  • Enabled 30+ items to be unlocked by free users.
  • Added 4 new hats!
  • Added 1 new ridiculous body color!
  • Added 15 new chat colors!
  • Added 14 new capes (if your country isn't there, let us know and we'll add it!)
  • Added 3 new spray paints!
  • Added 3 new victory songs!
  • Added a star on Shadowpedia.
  • Added the ability to mute people from the Tab Menu
  • Added a crown in tab to show who is the host.
  • Added a custom particle for a Shadow Bears respawn.
  • Added Unreal Engines copyright that we forgot before, sorry Epic!
  • Added an intro to shadow spawning, simple, but prevents instant tagging!
  • Host no longer gets kicked for being AFK, instead will be moved to spectator and given a point penalty.
  • Muting now removes previous messages.
  • Added more ways to get points!
  • Added score tracker on top right for you and the top player!
  • Shifted point messages to top right!
  • Added a penalty to points for falling off!
  • Added a level cap at 150, each content patch from here on will raise the cap. If you're above this already, we will just keep you at your level.
  • Added the final XP nerf starting 125
  • Added a pak signature to detect if it's been tampered with
  • Optimized a ton of networking stuff!
  • Added a "bubble" around shadow bears to compensate for latency.
  • Due to popular request, new players now have to play the tutorial before they can play a match.
  • To stroke our Ego, it now plays an audio cue when a developer joins a match.
  • Fixed a bug where bears played their fall sound twice.
  • Fixed a bug where the "Press F" indicator wouldn't go away.
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed bears to jump into the Light Pool from beneath
  • Moved F1 key to bottom of screen
  • Made dialog box take focus when it pops up.
  • Clamped maximum Gamma input
  • Fixed projectiles for both Imperator and Terror
  • Fixed a few spots that the watcher was getting out of the map, there are a couple others that will get fixed when we find them!
  • Pushed Light Bearers logo behind server browser
  • Brightened the hole in Plagued Sewers
  • Fixed a bug that was making it not load your volume settings properly
  • Randomly capitalized some words in the changelist, ah well, it's too late to fix them!
  • Added a few secret bugs for you to find, we'll call them easter egg features! Let me know in our discord if you find them! They're totally intentional, uh huh!
  • Stuck my whole hand into a block of Jello...Wiggly!

If you have any comments,concerns,criticisms or hot wing recipes, feel free to join our Discord at
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About This Game

“Deep into that darkness peering, long i stood there wondering, fearing,
doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before”
- Edgar Allan Poe


Light Bearers is a multiplayer asymmetrical hide and seek game where
during each round one player is chosen as the Shadow while the other
players play as Light Bears trying to avoid being infected by the Shadow.
Once infected Light Bears become Shadow Bears and start working
for the Shadow trying to capture and infect Light Bears.

If all Light Bears reach the Light Pool at the end of the round, they win;
however if the Shadow (and his minions) manage to infect all Light Bears
before time runs out, the Shadow wins.

All Bears (Light or Shadow) play in first-person to create a more gripping
and adrenaline pumping experience while most Shadows play in third-
person to give them situational awareness and a sense of true power.

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The Shadows

The Free-To-Play version of Light Bearers has two Shadows unlocked and
ready to play. Unlock the DLC - Full Game to gain access to all available

Each Shadow has three abilities crafted for their specific play style; each one
offering the player new and interesting game mechanics and combos.

The Bears

During any given round of Light Bearers you might play as either a Light Bear
or a Shadow Bear. Depending on which one you are, your win condition will
change - evading the shadow and escaping through the Light Pool or chasing
and infecting all remaining Light Bears.

Whether you are a Shadow Bear or Light Bear there are map mechanics that
will aid you in your efforts. Shadow Bears can use the Shadow teleports to
move swiftly and easily around the map whereas the Light Bears have hiding
spots scattered throughout the map that help them avoid detection.

Both bears have a special ability associated with their type. Light Bears have
a usefule Dash that gets them out of tough spots and the Shadow Bears can
create a wall to stop their prey from getting away.

Light Bearers Full Game

Want more Shadows? Want to be the most badass looking Light Bear... Ever?

Get the Light Bearers Full Game DLC to not only unlock all current and future
Shadows but also the ability to unlock some of the
most awesome customization content ever seen with eyeballs... ever.

Mature Content Description

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20gHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The minimum requirements represent the absolute minimum specifications required to run the game, however they will not result in a perfect experience and you will have minor visual issues.
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-875K CPU @ 2.93gHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 970
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space

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