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 (187) - 87% of the 187 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 23, 2018

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November 5

Patch V1.0GA

Hey everyone!

New Shadow rotation
A creepy shadow that can leave webs everywhere!

A hand with a friendly attitude, he just wants to boop you!

Change List
Watcher buffs
  • Decreased turn away cooldown to 7 seconds from 10 seconds
  • Decreased teleport cooldown to 20 seconds from 30 seconds
  • Increased strength of Turn Away ability by 40%
  • Made regions always show up with server names
  • Added EU to region list
  • Replaced ping numbers with ping images
  • Replaced checker for Shadow Portals to show
  • Adjusted Tutorial a bit
  • Added Tag for Moderators and for Cliffy (he's our special buddy)
  • Added leaning information in Shadowpedia
  • Placed a fix in for exceeding character limit for host options
  • Clamped server name length in tab chat
  • Fixed a few spelling errors
  • Found out C'thulu is not trademarked... so you know :steamhappy:plans!
  • Reworked system to keep track of if a host closes the server to make sure you get your earned experience!
  • Did other things too but I forgot to write them down >.<
  • Ate a whole pizza by myself!

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November 2

Patch V1.0G

Hey everyone!
Fresh hot fixes/additions straight from the compiler!

Biggest Adjustment is the new Favored host setting
Light Favored(Default mode if not changed)
  • Light Bears cannot be seen through walls by the shadow
  • Bears have player names above their heads
  • The falling penalty is reduced by half
  • When a Light Bear escapes through the Pool of Light, it will cleanse a Shadow Bear instead of waiting until the last Light Bear escapes

Shadow Favored(Classic Play-style)
  • Light Bears can be seen through walls if they are not crouching
  • Fall penalty is normal
  • No names above anyone's head
  • Shadow Bears will only be Cleansed if no Light Bears remain after one escapes.

Change List
  • Added a system to store experience from a match if the host quits
  • Added a V-Sync option
  • Added an AFK tracker
  • Added a pop-up message for new players to do the tutorial
  • Added the Shadowpedia (this will grow over time in both content and quality)
  • Added a Muting System (type //mute playername to mute them, //unmute playername to unmute them)
  • Added more words to the censor list
  • Added a black outline to text to make it easier to read in all environments
  • Added input box for mouse sensitivity
  • Added a check when a Light Bear leaves to prevent no Light Bears remaining for Pool of Light
  • Made chat messages more rich allowing for future upgrades and possible image support
  • Gave Scoring a higher priority for network transfer.
  • Fixed Shadow selection menu going away without spawning you first.
  • Placed an authentication check on cleanse to prevent double cleanse bug
  • Placed a check for "Has this player been kicked from this server" on friend invites (you cheeky people)
  • Slowed down spectator camera back to its normal non-hyper-as-f*ck self
  • Adjusted base brightness for capes
  • Fixed capes not turning the proper evil color on corruption
  • Fixed lightning spewing out of peoples heads when a player joins late
  • Fixed rebinding movement keys making you go forward and right ( NOT ONE STEP BACK COMRADES)
  • Host has to be level 15 or own the DLC in order to kick players (to prevent new host bullying players)
  • Fixed outer wall collision in the Scary Cemetery level.
  • Moved the pumpkin players were getting stuck in, in the Scary Cemetery level.
  • Fixed a hole the Shadow could get stuck in, in Hellscape
  • Realized my goldfish is basically a fish astronaut
  • Bought a new goldfish after a critical failure on a re-entry test

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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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