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Alight (in dreams)

rated 4.00 / 5 stars
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Aug 1, 2011 | 6:39 AM EDT

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A Quick Study 10 Points Finish level 4 with a clock that has at least 30 seconds remaining.
Race You There 10 Points Finish level 2 with a clock that has at least 25 seconds remaining.
Run Home 10 Points Finish level 1 with a clock that has at least 30 seconds remaining.
Space Race 10 Points Finish level 3 with a clock that has at least 15 seconds remaining.
Escape Plan 25 Points Finish level 7 with a clock that has at least 20 seconds remaining.
Gravity Assisted 25 Points Finish level 5 with a clock that has at least 10 seconds remaining.
Rat Race 25 Points Finish level 6 with a clock that has at least 40 seconds remaining.
Time Lord 25 Points Finish all levels with the clock.
Zero Candlepower 25 Points Finish all levels without using a candle.
Shoot the Moon 50 Points Find level 8.
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Author Comments

Alight is a platformer that mixes exploration and reflexes and more than a little story. Move with the arrow keys, fly with the space bar or up arrow. If you find yourself having trouble getting much altitude, trying pressing the space bar at a slower pace until you find the right rhythm. And remember that you can always drop down out of a flock of birds without using a flap of your wings with the down arrow key.

Every time you enter a door, your game is automatically saved, and you can replay a level at any point.

If you're amazed by the music like we were, you should check out Smiletron, who made the song -- he has a web site at and more songs at

Having trouble? Ortoslon posted a playthrough at tU



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This reminds me of the Owl City song "Fireflies".

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

i like it a lot...but i cant get past level three.:(


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I really would love to actually read the story but unfortunately the return trips like being frustratingly impossible and detract a lot from my enjoyment.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Decent game here

This has a Swanky and even a Groovy visual effect to it, wich was nice and somewhat fitting, So in my eyes you have Distributed something pretty good here something solid and an overall good flash piece, Interesting game here, I do want to take some time and congradualte you on the time and effort and from that you won some awards so congradulations on the awards thats always a pleasure, so nice job on that aspect of things. So this was an interesting game, some nice soothing music, and some nice gameplay, allthough its just a dream its still a fun game, the controls are nice and smooth and the graphics was even better. anyways good job. I may not be the world's biggest fan but this piece shows a lot of foresight of skill and well done effort put forward into it so that i am pleased with. And overall as a whole this is pretty good.

You could probably do some touch up and even Extend this flash just a bit, Theres some Minor Details that you could address, And even Substituting some stuff here and there, this is a Genuinely decent flash you have here, No real changes, but maybe you can add some extra effects like when he is flying or doing other stuff some sort of flash effects would be nice.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I was intrigued by the flying and the music, I stayed for the story. The story could be retold differently each time you played it and every sentence you found was a treasure by itself. The journey between each discovery can get a bit dull though but the flying mechanism does all right to alleviate the burden of travelling.

The music appears to be some hybrid of songs from the Album North by Smiletron (including bits from Fjord, Home, Taiga, etc) and it really set the mood for the game. In some parts though I kinda wished the music would change with the setting a bit more but we still have the big three = Atmospheric music, dark other world waves, and silence. Seeing as how the sound effects were taken from free sources, I can't really complain about their quality but they were put to decent use.

The gameplay itself is nothing too spectacular and the graphics are retro, but that's easily overpowered by the strong story and ability of flight. The one bad part is the difficult parts of the game where maneuverability and timing are somewhat crucial which I think doesn't belong in an art game. I like art games for the story, music, graphics, etc. and I don't want to be slowed down by a platforming mess.

There are three different items that you can take with you on each return journey: a candle, a feather, and a clock.
The Candle renders you immune to crows
The Feather increases your flight
The Clock challenges you with a timer

Each item will tell a different story after the return journey so to get the best experience try to pick up different items in a replay.

I've played this game probably around 3 times now each with different stories to tell (once with a secret ending). It is definitely worth a try and one of the best art games on Newgrounds!

Thank you for such a wonderful game!

PS: If you want the secret ending, try to beat all the levels while taking the clock.

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