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  • Summary: A note from 'Synthesis Futuristics' suggests that you are part of a scientific study, and the procedure may have left you feeling disorientated and with short term memory loss. Further investigation of your surroundings reveals the existence of a mysterious 'Project Light' and leads you to the conclusion that all is not well. You must search for the answers that will help you piece together the fragmented memories of your past.

    Featuring stylised graphics and a compelling soundtrack' Light is a minimalist stealth infiltration game with a strong narrative that drives the action.

    Use stealth skills to sneak past guards and avoid the gaze of on looking cameras, as you search the environment for the intel that will help you piece together the events of your past.

    Opponents can be killed or stunned; and their bodies dragged out of the way to a safe hiding place. Bodies left in plain sight will attract attention and alert security, making your task even harder!

    You'll find yourself hacking computers and security systems in a bid to locate the vital intelligence that will reveal the motive behind the sinister 'Project Light'.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    Simply put, Light is just a joy to play and experience.
  2. Jul 4, 2014
    60
    Light is a cool idea, and has a wonderful style to it, but the gameplay choices the developers made have just made it too easy.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    60
    Light has great ideas but fails to use them in any meaningful way or make any lasting impression - it's like the setup to a great game that never comes. Shame.
  4. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    All in all, Light is an extremely short experience, easily beaten in just over an hour. If other levels were added, perhaps community-forged ones via the Steam Workshop, the value proposition might be better but as it is, there’s not much content here - a scant twelve levels.
  5. Jul 28, 2014
    50
    The idea behind Light is certainly interesting, but the execution is not that great. It's really short and there's not much variation between the different missions.
  6. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    Light reaches for greatness, but ends up merely serviceable; nothing breaks or falls apart within its mechanically sound design, but nothing inspires the game to step out from the shadows of better games.
  7. Aug 4, 2014
    25
    Everywhere you look, Light is a sloppy, unfinished game. Next time I’ll think twice before voting for games in Steam Greenlight – who knows, maybe that short stylish trailer is actually the entire game!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jul 22, 2014
    6
    The game itself is okay, very simplistic, has it's moment, and a little fun, the problem is that the game is incredibly short, (finished it in less then a hour.) and very over priced, for such a game; 5$ tops not 13$. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2014
    3
    I bought this game expecting a minimalist experience, and fair enough, that is what I got. What I didn't expect was that within an hour after starting the game up for the first time, I had already beaten it. The stealth aspect of the game becomes completely irrelevant as there is little to no penalty (other than a high score penalty but who cares?) for killing guards. Considering it is the quickest way to progress, the game actually sorta encourages you to kill guards anyway.

    Cool premise for a tablet or phone platform, with beautiful visuals and a great soundtrack, but with such a large price tag attached to it there is just no way I could justify buying it.
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  3. Jul 15, 2014
    2
    This game will last you less than an hour, which wouldn't be a problem if that hour wasn't a crushingly dull one being told an eye-rollingly clumsy and unconvincing story through an aggressively mediocre gameplay experience.

    You think the trailer and premise shows promise? None of that promise is realised.

    The soundtrack is pretty good, at least.
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