Check out our review on Lightmatter, a story driven puzzler developed by Tunnel Vision Games. Included info on its well-thought out game design, narrative surrounded in mystery, and more!
Review of Lightmatter, a Puzzling Adventure
We were recently given the chance to play the new puzzle adventure game Lightmatter in advance! Check out the latest info on the game's excellent level design, addictive gameplay loop, and more!
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Game System Of Lightmatter
Simple Game Mechanics
One of the first puzzles that allowed me to handle a lamp taught me the process of the gameplay loop, showing the importance of your light source. Simply changing the direction of a lamp to make a path for you to walk on. Soon enough, you will be placing a combination of lamps onto different positions and moving platforms to get out of a complex level!
Do Not Go Into the Dark
You will learn fairly early on that stepping onto the shadows will kill you—as the game tells you "think: The Floor is Lava". Thankfully, there are light sources scattered around the facility which you can use as a light source to safely traverse the different levels of the game!
Colors Play A Huge Role
The game uses colors to effectively teach you one of the games important mechanics: Head for the green light to reach the exit! Any place that is pitch black will lead to certain death! A photon connector's light turning red, means it will lose connection with a light source. These subtle cues give you a rough idea of the gameplay!
The Ecstasy Of Solving The Puzzle
Perhaps the most satisfying element in the game is the player's Eureka moment before completing a puzzle. Finally thinking of a solution that works will fill you with a sense of accomplishment that is enough to propel you forward and soldier on, ready to face the next puzzle!
Manage Your Light Sources
Throughout the game, you will rely on the lamps and photon connectors to illuminate your path towards the exit. Keep track of where your lights are to avoid reaching a dead end, and having to backtrack when in a level!
Experimentation Is Welcome
Lightmatter welcomes the player's ingenuity, by allowing them to experiment throughout the level. You will have an unlimited amount of time to find the path to the exit, meaning that you can try out different lamp and connector placements, without the pressure of clearing the game within a time limit!
Superb Level Design
The game features excellent level design. Focusing primarily to challenge a player and test their skills! Each level will have your wracking your brain for a solution to progress through the game's story.
Think Outside of the Box
Lightmatter will give you the tools necessary to progress. All you need to do is place those tools in such a way that leads you straight to the exit! Try to look at things from a different perspective, and you may get your answer!
Uncover the Dark Secret of Lightmatter
As you continue to play the game, you will start to uncover a more sinister plot involving Lightmatter. As you make your way out of the facility, you learn more about this new resource's history, and what it took the researchers to achieve it! This is a great narrative that is compelling enough to motivate you to get through the different puzzles and solve the mystery of Lightmatter Technologies!
Comment From The Editor
Lightmatter is an instant classic that's not afraid to challenge you and reward you for your accomplishments. It will not hold your hand, and it may frustrate you at times. But this is what precisely makes the game so addictive!
Lightmatter Release Date & Basic Info
|Release Date||January 15, 2020|
|Official Site||Lightmatter Official Site|