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Alight (in dreams)

rated 4.00 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Other

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Aug 1, 2011 | 6:39 AM EDT

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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 2 / 5 stars

kinda boring

its okay and boring


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I really enjoyed it, I beat it 2 times even, heh. I love how the game has to do with dreams, a subject I adore. I would really want to see a sequel, with maybe a larger moveset and actual encounters with dream figures...
There's a book called "Lucid Dreaming" By Robert Waggoner.
Look it up, if you read it, and decide to make a sequel, it might help you a lot.
So again, great game :)

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


Honestly, there are several games out there that are just like this one. I did not find myself moved by the lacking and predictable storyline. I think very little effort was put into this game and had the controls been worked on a bit more and had some imagery rather than just text bubbles been included, this could have been much better. It was pretty much just a sob story and a pixely game shoved together. Sorry, but I think "Alight" is only deserving of a 5/10.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

that really hit home

... about not calling my parents for weeks when I was in college... that really struck a chord with me.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Powerful and touching

It's very rare to have a game affect me in such a way as this game did. I had to play all the way through just to see where it was going, and it was an emotional ride.

It's also rare to find an "art game" that has such a good gameplay mechanic behind it as well. You combined both aspects quite well.

Again, very powerful - the feelings this game triggered will no doubt stay with me all day.

Hats off to you, sir!

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