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Alight (in dreams)

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rated 4.00 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Platformer - Other
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surreal
retro
metroidvania
artgame

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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 smiletron.org and more songs at 8bc.org/members/SMILETRON

Having trouble? Ortoslon posted a playthrough at http://youtu.be/7PxuDEvEp tU

Reviews


PexkoolPexkool

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice!

It caught me from the start! The items gave it a somewhat "choose your difficulty once you're playing" feel and the story is catchy!

I have one question, though: Is there a way to get the "Zero Candlepower" medal once you picked a candle?
I tested every item in the first level to see what was the difference, but every level I completed it with the clock and ONLY the clock, so I don't understand why I'm not getting the medal!

If the author is reading this, or if anyone has had (or has) the same problem, please answer!



BigM1988BigM1988

Rated 5 / 5 stars

touching

the story almost brought me to tears, very touchinand very nice game.



U-nesU-nes

Rated 3 / 5 stars

not bad

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LimpingFuryLimpingFury

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Niftily Awesome

Very well done game, I'd say. I'm not gonna critique this to hell, so move on if ya looking for that kind of review xD

I have to say, though, just reading the Candle-line text felt very familiar to what I experienced with my dad passing (he passed away the summer before I left for college). Needless to say, I felt touched by this game.

My only criticism would be the player finding out how to use the flight mechanic properly. It took me a good solid few minutes to realize how to get maximum fly height, and how to manipulate it for some of the obstacles you devised.


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BaCaRoZzoBaCaRoZzo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice game.

Nice games. As pointed out by others, the dream line is quite interesting.
I've just a question: I've seen the ending on youtubes and the final lines are quite different from the ones I read in MY finale. Are there multiple finales? How many? Thx!