Light - A Game about Sacrifice

  • Platformer
  • MrMacaroon
  • 1 year ago
  • 14th



Play as Wicki, a candle lost in a dungeon. Can't see? Make your own light! However, vision is at the expense of your size, so be careful. Gameplay Image


A - Move Left

D - Move Right

S - Open Door

R - Restart Room

SHIFT - Light Candle

SPACE - Jump/Double Jump

Gameplay Image 2


Programmer - Cameron

Designer - Cameron

Story - Cameron

Sound - Cameron

Art - Rebecca

Special Thanks to:

Hule Studios for making their Custom Text scripts free!

Rebecca for keeping me sane and supporting me throughout this 48 hour journey :) Also for making most of the art and the game-over music.

Known Bugs:

-Currently if you restart a room in which you've lit a torch the room stays lit no matter what.

-The text on the final level in bugged. It switches between black and white and changes size if you get a game over.

Thanks for playing!


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  • Problematicar
    Problematicar Problematicar 30
    1 year ago

    Really interesting take on the theme, I loved it.

    The game looks good and it's polished enough, all the ideas for a full game are here, it just lacks content.

  • cortop
    cortop cortop 4
    1 year ago

    I love the concept! The dual use of lighting the room and adjusting your size is very cool. I'd love to play more levels!

    Very solid game and unique. Great job!

  • Fachewachewa
    Fachewachewa Fachewachewa 32
    1 year ago

    Nice game, very good concept and visuals. Soooo shooort :(

    The only thing missing would be some ambient music (and of course more levels :D).

  • Veralos
    Veralos Veralos 25
    1 year ago

    It's a big shame this is so short. I really liked the ideas behind the mechanics, but it felt like they didn't get enough time to be explored to their fullest. For what it is now, the graphics look great and help to generate a nice atmosphere. I really like the way Wicki shrinks as you use the light. The sound is a bit limited, but it works well enough.

    • MrMacaroon MrMacaroon
      MrMacaroon 2 Coder

      Thank you so much for the feedback! Yes, I really wish I could've added more levels/concepts to the game. This was my first jam ever, and I spent the large majority of my time building out the framework, and almost none making levels. It was a great learning experience, and now I might see what I can do post-jam.

  • siridakis
    siridakis siridakis 7
    1 year ago

    The concept is excellent and the mechanic is perfect for the theme.
    Too bad is so short, I really liked. Are you planning to keep working on it?

    • MrMacaroon MrMacaroon
      MrMacaroon 2 Coder

      I've been working on some other projects lately (outside of GameMaker), but I do plan on returning to this! Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

  • TheCalster
    TheCalster TheCalster 4
    1 year ago

    I thought that was awesome, and did an excellent job of making a mechanic out of the theme! I thought the art, lighting effects, and the text worked really well to establish an atmosphere and style for the game. Perhaps a soft ambient background sound during the game, and maybe a quiet burning sound for when the candle is lit, would be a good addition? Great job!

  • Jupiter Hadley
    Jupiter Hadley Jupiter Hadley 9
    1 year ago

    Nice concept!!! I included it in my GM48: Sacrifice compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)

  • Tecna
    Tecna Tecna 10
    1 year ago

    Your concept of a candle melting to gain light is really cool (it's even realistic)! The execution was flawless and left me wanting to play more. If you make more levels and work more on sound effects and music, this game could be really fun (the game over music was great, by the way). Keep up the good work!

    • MrMacaroon MrMacaroon
      MrMacaroon 2 Coder

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your feedback. Hopefully I'll be able to polish it up and add new content soon!

  • Adventure Byte
    Adventure Byte Adventure Byte 10
    1 year ago

    Wow, I really liked the concept and the execution. Well done! I enjoyed Wicki's changing hitbox and how you can light torches to help you along the way. I also like the title font, it fits the style of the game.

    More levels to explore and complete would be nice but it was a cool game nonetheless!

  • Kwisarts
    Kwisarts Kwisarts 38
    1 year ago

    Too bad it was so short. A bit nice and relaxing! I like how using the light changes your shape. :)

    • MrMacaroon MrMacaroon
      MrMacaroon 2 Coder

      Thank you so much for the feedback! :)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Short and sweet! I would've liked to play a few more and longer levels.

    • MrMacaroon MrMacaroon
      MrMacaroon 2 Coder

      Thank you for playing! Sadly I crunched myself for time, and levels were the last thing I added. Hopefully next time around I'll be able to flesh out the content of my game a little bit better.


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