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‘Lightmatter’ Releasing on PC This Week

  • The voice of Agent 47 has a role.
  • Use of light is important for puzzles.
  • No word if it’ll come to other platforms.

 

Developer Tunnel Vision Games and publisher Aspyr have announced that their first-person puzzle title Lightmatter will release on the 15th of January. This is a puzzle title where you’ll need to maneuver through your environments with caution as shadows try to kill you, and being swallowed by darkness can happen at any moment.

Lightmatter will be free to try for players, as the developers have allowed the first hour to be played without purchase. If you decide that you will purchase the title, all of your progress will carry over to the full game. Lightmatter is meant to be a love letter to fans who enjoy first-person puzzle games, as the title goes out of its way to pay homage to the genre. Lateral thinking is a must when it comes to solving these mind-bending puzzles centering around lights, shadows, beams, platforms, and light matter.

Those who have become fond of Agent 47 from the Hitman series will find industry legend David Bateson staring as Virgil, the CEO of Lightmatter Technologies. Virgil’s vision for the future is a core at the center of a city providing sustainable and renewable energy to millions. Players will learn that there are few things he wouldn’t sacrifice to see this vision become a reality. When maneuvering through the environments, you’ll need to have the mentality that the floor is lava, but you also need to be mindful of deadly shadows. Every action brings a consequence, and players are encouraged to think smarter, not harder.

Graphically, Lightmatter looks beautiful with subtle use of color, its emphasis on light. Environments are almost labyrinth-like, as you’ll need to plan the best way to make it to your destination. Overall, Lightmatter looks to be a very creative experience. One aspect that looks interesting, that was shown off in the trailer, was when shadows covered a pathway and everything looked to melt into it, it was as if the shadows absorbed it. 

Are you excited for Lightmatter? Has this title been on your radar? What are some of your favorite first person puzzle titles? To stay up to date on Lightmatter, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.

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  1. Other very good first person puzzlers:

    Manifold Garden
    Antichamber
    Superliminal
    The Talos Principle
    Q.U.B.E.
    Q.U.B.E. 2
    Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers (actually 3rd person)
    Portal
    Portal 2

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