Graphics don’t make a game – but they sure as damn help. Taking that into account, Gleamlight on Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC is going to be an utterly stunning playthrough.
Priced at just £14.99, Gleamlight comes to Xbox One to deliver a beautiful 2D world full of action, full of colour, and full of intrigue. And if that’s not enough to sell a purchase of it to you, I really don’t know what is.
Gleamlight sees you thrown into a glorious world of glass – much like those delivered in Glass Masquerade and Glass Masquerade 2 – before being left to navigate your way through the landscape, admiring the glow as you go. And without any kind of user interface, nor any specific tale being told, what you take from this stunning land is completely of your own doing. In fact, whilst you may decide that Gleamlight has been created with one goal in mind, a friend of family member may well take something different from it altogether.
- A World Made of Glass – The world beautifully unfurls before you with lush trees, boulders of all sizes, and various paraphernalia, all in the form and shape of glass. Prepare to explore this fantastical world where light warms the glass and darkness stains it with bitter cold.
- A Game Without UI – The game has been designed to immerse players into the world and story without being obstructed by any standard game UI, allowing players to organically enjoy the action and tension of defeating enemies and traversing the world.
- An Unspoken Story – The story behind what happened in this world, and what is to come is up to you as the player. Discover and piece together the story through your adventure, and save this beautiful, transient world of glass.
Should you be in the market for something that is going to wow you visually, then Gleamlight could well be it. We’ll now doubt have a full review whipped up in the days ahead and that should be able to tempt you in a little bit more, but should you just wish to take the plunge into this delicate landscape, will find the Xbox Store happily providing the relevant download. You’ll also find it on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking up a copy. And if you do, we’d love to hear what you think of it all.
Welcome to Gleamlight – a 2D action game that will take you through an adventure traversing a beautiful, transient world. Immerse yourself amid the beautiful stained glass artistry as you navigate without the reliance of any standard game UI, while tracing the world’s mysterious unspoken story. What will you, as Gleam, sense and feel through your travels across this beautiful, yet fearsome world of glass?