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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


dracolich23dracolich23

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Brilliant except for a glitch

I am absolutely in love with this game. The pixel art is great and the music puts me in a trance every time I play. My only gripe with it is a glitch on the 4th lvl where I got suck from the wind and couldn't get up because I couldn't jump. Otherwise its great; have you thought about putting it in the indie game showcase at PAX?



marimbapandamarimbapanda

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

it was pretty good but...

the story was amazing but i felt it was a little drawn out



ToejaminToejamin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

nicccce!

lurv the engin and feel of it all :) ty



skunkchopskunkchop

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

interesting hidden message!

i've only got one ending so far, but i can guess that the harder difficulty you give yourself, the better the ending at the end will be.

--SPOILERS--

i actually guessed right from the start that the scent of smoke was the house burning down in real life. i am guessing that the candle is the "easy mode", and it represents the candle burning the house down, meaning it is the "suicide" choice, or the "easy way out".
i'm not sure what the wings represent... freedom? i'd have to see the ending for
that to know for sure.
and i haven't seen the ending for the alarm clock, but i am guessing it's one where you escape the fire. i am guessing it represents waking up, facing reality, and facing your challenges with optimism. it seemed to me that the dialogue you get after getting the alarm clock is more optimistic than the dialogue you get after getting the candle.
a very interesting idea. giving three different choices, each representing a different moral choice. from the easiest, which is suicide, to the hardest, which is waking up, this difficulty being reflected in the game. i like the symbolism for sure.
as for the game mechanics themselves, they are not my style. i didn't really like the randomness in avoiding the crows, even though it was never difficult. avoiding the walls was fun but i don't like waiting a long time to glide down just to see what's under you. and i really don't like situations where if you fall down fast, you will die instead of land on something.
i would prefer the game to have faster horizontal movement too, and an option to fall slowly without needing to use up excess flight energy. that would eliminate the falling too fast into death problem.
anyway, i'm giving a 9 for the unique story idea. even if my theory is wrong, you deserve the good score. :D


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LunarPriestLunarPriest

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

meaningful

i like this a lot. i was really touching and is a real thinker. puts perspective. good job. make more!