is now available
offering a first-person puzzle game for Windows from indie developer Tunnel
Vision Games. You can see the game in action in the previously released
which shows off some floor is lava gameplay with a bit of a Portal
Even better, you can check it out for free for one hour, and if you enjoy this
sample and purchase the game, you will retain your progress. Here's word on the
game, which, like Portal, began as a university project:
the atmospheric, first-person puzzle game inside a mysterious experimental
facility where the shadows will kill you. Watch your movements closely through
the sprawling tunnels and rooms or be swallowed into the vast darkness. The game
tells a sci-fi story about a maniac inventor who has created the ultimate power
source called Lightmatter. Players must explore the facility in an attempt to
discover the hidden plot, while facing challenging puzzles that require
mastering different light sources to survive.
- Step into an evacuated facility that risks tearing the world apart atom
- Use lateral thinking to solve mind-bending puzzles with lights, shadows,
beams, platforms, and even Lightmatter.
- Explore themes of journalistic integrity, scientific ethics, and
- Starring David Bateson (Known from playing Agent 47 in Hitman) who leads
as Virgil, CEO of Lightmatter Technologies, and who provides the game’s dark
- Inspired by art used in thick-line animation and graphic novel-style
- Pays homage to first person puzzlers, drawing inspiration from The
Turing Test, Portal, and The Talos Principle.
Lightmatter originally started out as a university project where a
group of Medialogy students wanted to explore lights and shadows as the primary
gameplay mechanic in a puzzle game. The result was a 15-minute prototype,
offered as a free download on Reddit. The game became an overnight success with
thousands of downloads and multiple accolades from game conferences around the
world. From there, they created Tunnel Vision Games with the mission to take the
light/shadow concept further and turn it into a fully-fledged game.