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Into The Light

by etchersquaredgames

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Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Investigative
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
1 Sep 2005
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Occasional, mild
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12 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
68%
Immersion:
82%
Puzzles & Pacing:
80%
Overall Enjoyment:
80%

About this game

Tim is a professor at a local university. He gets lost while heading to lunch one day and accidentally witnesses a murder. He gets knocked out by the murderer and kidnapped.

You must help Tim escape to freedom. (This is a one room game).

There is one small catch. Tim is blind. You really do not have visuals to work with. You need to use the help of your other senses to get out.
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7 people commented on this game (newest first):

Good, but I think the code puzzles were a bit hard.
2007-10-25 01:26:32 by uvaagsfan
A very interesting and original game, well worth playing. I liked the puzzles a lot as well. Graphics-wise, not so great but then again what would a blind person care :)!
2006-12-01 05:34:31 by Janik
The concept is very original, though the realisation isn't amazing.

Anyway, i found the puzzles quite right, and I don't see the difficulty someone found in the code breaking puzzles.

I recommend this game to everyone, for it's educational and also entertaining.
2005-12-14 06:00:46 by Abisso
What a nice surprise. I really liked this little game. Interesting and original, I wish there were more developpers trying to create new game concepts.
Thanks
2005-09-26 09:02:39 by Dorcan
I'm very excited when I see adventure developers taking risks with some innovative ideas. Great job!
2005-09-05 01:34:32 by Vince Twelve
Into the Light gets my vote as one of the most original games I've played in ages. The idea is superb: a first person, one room game in which the character you play is blind and must use his other senses to devise an escape plan.

The way this premise is realised is brilliant, as you slowly build up a better idea about your surroundings through groping blindly and smelling, listening to and tasting various objects. It would be a difficult game to string out to full length but perhaps it would be interesting to attempt something similar which also included deaf and dumb characters so the three had to help each other obtain the maximum amount of information required. Rather an ambitious idea, but it could work!

The only downside of Into the Light is some nigh on impossible code breaking puzzles. I had to eventually seek help on how to solve them and the solutions are so complex I believe I never would have worked them out. Still, these overly difficult puzzles aside, the game is pulled off wonderfully from its creepy introduction to the unsettling, dark world of the blind man in a mysterious place
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2005-09-03 09:06:22 by madmanmunt
Definitely one to play...............really makes you think the difficulties blind people must face. Although its only listed as a short game the puzzles kept me going for quite a while.

2005-09-02 03:18:19 by jane
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