Steam Greenlight Spotlight: A Light in Chorus
Today’s standout on Greenlight is a game that caught my eye yesterday. A Light in Chorus piqued my interest while I was sifting through the Greenlight submissions for yesterday, but I was a bit unsure about my opinion on the game, so I decided to do a bit more research on it and revisit it for today’s spotlight. A Light in Chorus is one of the most visually imaginative games that I’ve ever seen, and this is what really sparked my desire to learn more about the title.
Everyone has their guilty pleasure when it comes to gaming. For some of us, it’s casual puzzlers on mobile or buying the Dynasty Warriors games year after year (it’s a necessity). For others, like myself, it’s this new genre that some will coin “walking simulators”. While this term does not imply that a game is bland and boring, it does imply that the majority of the game’s time will be spent walking around and exploring an environment. A Light in Chorus is said to feature puzzles which task you with creating a collage of sorts out of light, sound, and space in order to bring the world that you are in back to life. From what I’ve seen in the trailer, the game looks extremely atmospheric, which means that I’ll find myself lost and immersed in the world for many hours. I’ve told the story before about how much time I spent exploring the world of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and honestly, I can see myself getting lost in A Light in Chorus for even longer because of the majestic and almost creepy visuals and sounds.
A Light in Chorus presents one of the most unique and interesting visual experiences of the year. The game is mesmerizing, yet possesses a lonely and grim mood, and I find myself extremely interested in figuring out and understanding the story behind this strange world. All of the objects that we see in the game seem to be made out of small orbs of light, which come together to form together to create objects that we can recognize and are familiar with. Innovation is a term that I’m often heard using when talking about what is wrong with the gaming industry today. A Light in Chorus is a breath of fresh air for me, as it takes a familiar genre and merges it with a breathtaking and innovative art style that really allows it to stand out among its genre, as well as among games in general. A Light in Chorus is the sort of game that if you see it on a screen, you can’t help but to do a double-take and inquire with the person playing about it. It is without a doubt one of the most interesting games that I have come across all year, and I cannot wait to see the final result of all of the hard work put into it.
If you are interested in A Light in Chorus, you can support them by visiting their Greenlight page and leaving a vote as well as some constructive feedback. If you do not like the game, be sure to let them know why, so they can do their best to make improvements before release.