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«Once upon a time, a little homeless boy lived in a cardboard box in a small town far, far away. He was very poor, but he was happy, because he had a friend, a lovely bird, who would never leave him. But one stormy night, the boy's only friend disappeared. So the little boy went on a long and exciting journey to find him.»

Dark Light is a short 2.5-D Puzzle Platformer with a gloomy and sad atmosphere, heavily inspired by Limbo and Inside, but also by Little Nightmares.


  • 2 Levels in different environments
  • Story, presented in a short opening sequence
  • Atmospheric piano music, composed by one of our team members
  • German Narrator Voice-over and English subtitles 
  • Keep an eye open for hidden eastereggs ;)

If you are stuck in Level 1, there is a hint at the end of this page ;)

 We are a small group of Gamedesign students from Vienna, Austria. This game was a study project and is a prototype, not a final game. This means it contains bugs and is optimized only for a small variety of hardware.

Installation: Just extract the content of the .zip to a folder of your choice. (Important: The DarkLight.exe and DarkLight_data need to be in the same folder)

System Requirements: Dual Core CPU, dedicated Graphics Card (DirectX11 recommended) with 512MB VRAM and 250MB of free Disk Space. Recommended for Max. Quality Settings: min. GTX660 or similar.

If you are Stuck in Level 1: You are standing in front of a wall with a chest in front of it? Grow the mushroom (or flowershroom, if you like :P ) on the wall with your light, then grab the chest and look for another growable mushroom at the beginning of the small park. (PS. Dont always look on the ground ;) )


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

DarkLight-Prototype_v1-0-4h.zip 108 MB


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Gorgeous little prototype you have here! Definitely needs some polish, but it is a fantastic foundation!

Thanks for playing. I wrote a detailed comment on YouTube :)