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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


SodaPoPtopSodaPoPtop

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 4, 2011

Wonderful

It can be very calm and smooth game at times. Sometimes I got a little frustrated when I fell in the darkness. But I learned and finished the game. When he said the scent of smoke got stronger and the candle he lit, i knew exactly what was happening. All in all, it was a great game.


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KamibooreiKamiboorei

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

Wow ....

This story was very emotionally involved and deep for just a flash game. I will agree that it was a bit slow trying to get everything put together and I figured something was burning ... especially when the candle was mentioned.

I have to say I got attached this poor guy and really felt bad for him after all that had happened in his life.

Overall, fantastic game. I had the sound turned off unfortuntately, but the gameplay was smooth with little to no glitches with the exception of the noted airstream .... though I managed to get out of it by pressing the down arrow key and timing it so that I eventually popped up into the room. I do wish the game was slightly more fast paced or had a little more too it ... while smooth it was very simplistic ... but I think I understand what you were going for.

I give it an overall 9/10 because of the difficult to figure out glitch and the slow gameplay.



nukeadenukeade

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 3, 2011

Shoot the Moon (SPOILER ALERT)

Wow, this game goes to some very, very dark places. The only reason I'm not giving it a 10/10 is because the story about the road to suicide is pretty uncomfortable--but to be fair maybe that's the mark of good storytelling. Since nobody's mentioned it yet, here's how you get to the secret level. Do not continue reading if you want to find it yourself. I finished every level with the clock, then finished the last level with the clock as well (not sure if that's important). After you touch the green smoke, if you wait a second it'll say "There's always another way" at the bottom of the screen. Just fall into the dark abyss below, and prepare for a seriously disturbing ending.


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drayz3412drayz3412

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 22, 2011

Multiple Endings, mean multiple interpretations

This game really surprised me in its difficulty yet its simplicity, causing rages with one item, while a different item had caused you to survive. It was really awesome how you blended in so many different themes and caused a very cool trio of endings.

MASSIVE SPOILER:
Getting the candle in the majority of the levels causes you to wake up hence the name of the game "Alight". I saw the hindering of smoke as a danger at the beginning of the game and realized "What if he didn't blow out the candle?" The growing importance of smoke made me realize this, and the significance of the candle later on because it was given to him by his mother made me realize the true importance of the candle. The plot of the game was him dreaming of his entire life flashing before his eyes. (No pun intended) He was about to die, but he was experiencing the high and lows of his life. Only when he would come to terms with himself and his mothers death, he would truly realize that he has to remember the significance of everything around him.


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MadVTacoMadVTaco

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 21, 2011

It's a great game.

As I played this, I was brought through a story of a man's life. It was invigorating and overwhelming to see this mans sad tale of life. At the end, I believe the game was about athiesm. Once you get both endings, you realize that.

Attention: SPOILER!
The first ending was where he passed on and stated that he didn't know if he was trading one nightmare for another. The second ending, where you get clocks in every level and jump off a ledge at the end, is where he disappears forever and is dead and nothing. Most people think that this means they lost. Really, this is stating that Atheists want to go into nothingness, because they believe that if the world is corrupt and hateful and filled with death, then the afterlife may be just as bad, thus they want to disappear. The only reason I gave it a 9 is because, you made it so hard to find that out. All the puzzle is to much for the average gamer.


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