Aspyr and Tunnel Vision Games are about to release the award winning puzzle game, Lightmatter. Due to arrive tomorrow January 15, 2020. So we reached out for details regarding Linux. And Tunnel Vision Games are receptive to the idea. Since they did not issue a “no” or reasons neglecting support in our Discord discussion.
However, there is a primary focus on Windows PC first. Which we have seen before, focusing one platform’s success. Then expanding to Linux. And since Aspyr Media is the publisher. This is also a good sign. Since the games developed in Unity 3D.
Lightmatter – Launch Trailer
Lightmatter is the atmospheric, first-person puzzle game. Taking place inside a mysterious experimental facility. Somewhat similar looking to Portal. But here the shadows will kill you. So watch your movements closely through the sprawling tunnels and rooms. Since you can be swallowed up by the vast darkness.
The game tells a sci-fi story about a maniac inventor. Creating the ultimate power source called Lightmatter. So here 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. Which risks tearing the world apart atom by atom.
- Use lateral thinking to solve mind-bending puzzles. Use lights, shadows, beams, platforms, and even Lightmatter.
- Explore themes of journalist integrity. As well as scientific ethics and megalomania.
- 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 humor story.
- Inspired by art used in thick line animation. And also graphic novel style outlines.
- Pays homage to first person puzzlers. Drawing inspiration from The Turing Test and Portal. And of course, The Talos Principle.
Lightmatter originally started out as a university project. While a group of Medialogy students wanted to explore lights and shadows. Doing so as the primary gameplay mechanic in a puzzle game. The result was a 15-minute prototype. Resulting in a free download on Reddit.
So then the game became an overnight success. With thousands of downloads and multiple accolades. Even game conferences from around the world.
From there, they created Tunnel Vision Games with a mission. Take the light and shadow concept further. Turning the project into a fully fledged game.
Lightmatter will be available on Humble Store and on Steam tomorrow. Players will be able to try the first hour of gameplay for free. For Linux you can also test out Proton support. Then if you want to unlock the full game, it will be priced at $19.99 USD.
So be sure to Wishlist Lightmatter on Steam.