Let Shadow Knights Studio’s “The Lighthouse” Guide You Down a Path of Horror (VIDEO)
With less than three weeks left in its Kickstarter campaign, Shadow Knights Studio’s The Lighthouse is well on its way to terrifying players. The good news is that the project has already popped its head just over the $10,000 goal, but the bad part is that we still have to wait until October to play it. That is, of course, unless you have backed the project and have gotten your hands on the alpha demo. If that is the case, you have a good idea as to what exactly is on the way. And if you are not in the know, here’s a little information to get you started, followed by the official trailer for the game:
The Lighthouse takes place on February 19, 1964. You play as James Irvine, a former detective turned private investigator in the state of Maine. Irvine is a man who solves the problems that the city doesn’t have the inclination to follow-up on, little less solve. Many of the lucrative cases that come to his office are from locals with various requests, from spouses looking to expose infidelity in their relationships to business owners looking to gather enough evidence to incriminate their partners.”
The significance of February 19, 1964 is that it marks the seventh anniversary since PI Irvine lost his first child, Lily, to cancer. Each February 19 since then, he has returned to her grave to place a yellow lily. He also sets a lit candle and will remain until the flame goes out. However, this year’s events don’t go as planned. While leaving his office to return to his daughter’s grave, the protagonist notices a letter that was forced under his door. “Irvine,” the front of it read.
Mr. Irvine, My daughter hasn’t come home for 2 years, 4 months and 9 days. You see, she’s missing. She was involved in the old lighthouse incident, you may remember her name – Lily. I’ve asked the local authorities to look for her, but they haven’t got a clue. They tell me horrible things that no parent should hear. They tell me to accept that she may have died. Worst, they tell me they can’t help. I can’t sleep until I know where she is, if she’s safe, if she’s scared, and if she’s trying to come home but can’t find home. Help me find her. Look for her at the Lighthouse, as that was her last known location.
– Elizabeth Beaumont”
As one might imagine, this strikes a chord with the PI. After noticing the address and yellow lily that were placed in the envelope, the investigation was on. The Lighthouse will be a first person thriller that takes players through environmental puzzles and obstacles that are seemingly reminiscent of some sort of drug-induced trip. Transported to a neo-noir realm of haunting visuals, gamers must find Lily Beaumont by uncovering the truth at the abandoned Wescott premises. The beacon atop the lighthouse and your flashlight will assist you along the way.
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter project has 19 days to go. With it already surpassing its goal, The Lighthouse will be funded and should be expected to hit Early Access status this October. However, if you’d like to contribute and earn yourself a copy of the alpha demo(PC exclusive), you’ll only need to back it with $1. If you are still unsure about handing over some cash, the demo can be viewed below in its entirety, or one could obtain it from IndieDB.com for free. Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this title inches closer to release!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.