Of Light & Shadow

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"Of Light & Shadow" is a sidescroll puzzle-platformer game for PC / Mac with a slight twist: it combines two areas in each level, light and shadow, as well as two protagonists in one playable character, Mr. Light and Dr. Shadow.

While either can only survive in light or shadow areas respectively, the player must constantly switch between them and make the right decision about whose abilities to utilise! The game starts off with introductory levels of each Mr. Light and Dr. Shadow.

While Mr. Light should feel like your typical platformer character, Dr. Shadow is more of a cognitive challenge with puzzles and, since being an unhurried academic, timing. After these separate tutorials, for the rest of the game the player can switch between the two complementary characters at any time to pass through levels full of moving platforms, tricky puzzles and many hazards that insistently try to harm you.


  • Unique leveldesign and innovative gameplay by combining several abilities in Mr. Light and Dr. Shadow!
  • Compelling light and shadow mechanics that divert each level into two!
  • Achieve amazing online-highscores your friends will be jealous of!
  • Picturesque artstyle of a strange planet far, far away!
  • Dreamy soundscape that lets you dive into a beautiful yet alien world!

History & Team

"Of Light & Shadow" is a game for PC and Mac developed in Unity3D. It has been in development since early 2011 by a team consisting of 12 students, who are, obviously, passionate gamers for life. The core mechanic, splitting up gameplay areas into shadow and light, has been in our minds for years now and constantly refined by adding different abilities to our characters.