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We first created The Lighthouse almost 3 years ago in January of 2014 as a simple 2d point-and-click thriller game. Because we designed and built it in under 48hrs, we had to keep our vision and scope limited.

Like most developers, we figured we would redo the whole thing one day and give it the time and energy it deserved. We are proud to say that The Lighthouse is being re-imagined and fully rebuilt using Unreal Engine 4.

Our goal is to tell a unique short story through the perspective of the character. To achieve this, we are switching from point-and-click to a First Person persepctive. We will give the player the ability to explore and interact with the world in 3d, and should the player have the equipment, they can become fully immersed using their HMD set of choice ( Oculus Rift, Vive, etc.).

The Story


The game, "The Lighthouse" takes place February 19, 1964. You play as Irvine, a former detective turned private investigator in the state of Maine. Irvine's life is typical for someone who solves problems that the city doesn't have the inclination to follow up on or solve. In doing so, many lucrative cases that would come to his office are from locals, usually fulfilling requests to shadow couples looking to expose infidelity or business owners asking Irvine to gather enough evidence to incriminate a business partner.

February 19th is an important anniversary for Irvine, as it was the day he lost his first born, Lily, to cancer 7 years before. Every year, he would visit her, place a yellow lily and lit candle on her gravestone and watch it burn until it was extinguished. This tradition had never been broken, until today. As Irvine began to pack and leave his office, candle in hand, he noticed a letter slide underneath his door.

The letter was marked "Irvine" and inside 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, 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

Inside the envelope was an address and a yellow lily.


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Wow! Wow! Wow! So incredibly thankful for all of you Knights that made this happen! You did it! We can’t do this without you!

Your support pushes us to work harder and bring you an awesome game that we know you will love!

Now lets hit those stretch goals!

Also we have a new Alpha demo teaser for all of you to try! You can download it here

We’re so excited for you all to play The Lighthouse!

-The Shadow Knights Team

Laylee, Ari and Daniah

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We have a brand new version of our Alpha demo (PC Only at this time) for all of you to play. :D This demo also features an Easter egg that takes some...

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PrasGaming
PrasGaming

Very cool and promising experience! Can't wait to play the full version!
Great job Devs :)
Here is my Let's Play > Youtu.be

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ralph10
ralph10

I dl your game and installed this morn, looks very nice but you don't have any mouse movement! I for one can't use the wasd keys for movement acct my hands don't work so well(must be my age haha) so are you going to include mouse control?? remember there more peeps that have this prob!

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shadowknightsstudio Creator
shadowknightsstudio

Hi Ralph,

Thank you so much for downloading the demo. We're working on adding additional controls and accessibility features for the final version of the game. :)

For now in the demo we only have controller or mouse & keyboard support.

Let us know if you have any other questions. :D

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ChannelKOST
ChannelKOST

Gameplay video:

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Rgiz
Rgiz

Hi, nice work u guys have here. :)
Just one question, Everett Gunther are in the team?

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shadowknightsstudio Creator
shadowknightsstudio

Hi Rgiz,

Thank you so much! Everett Gunther is one of our featured artists. He created the beautiful Lighthouse cove that's in the game. :)

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Rgiz
Rgiz

Oh yeh, I have this assets too, from Lynda.com :)

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shadowknightsstudio Creator
shadowknightsstudio

Yes, we're glad that everyone can play around with and learn from these assets on Lynda.com. :)

Our license is commercial, you can also read more about it here - Everettgunther.com

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MaskedGEEK
MaskedGEEK

Devs, I love games like this. A perfect mix of horror and puzzle. I know this is only a demo and may not be representative of the final game but from what I've played in this demo I'm hooked. Absolutely brilliant. Graphics are amazing, how the puzzle elements fall into place gel really well, but the sounds, music and overall ambiance is thrilling. I can't wait for the full game to be released. I've done a playthrough of the demo (as of July 26th 2017) which I hope you like.

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shadowknightsstudio Creator
shadowknightsstudio

Wow thank you so much! So glad you liked the demo. We all watched your video and loved it! We will definetly be sharing it on our social media pages. Can't wait for you to play the full game! :D

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MaskedGEEK
MaskedGEEK

Due to all the asset flipper devs and how Steam's image has taken a beating more than Mike Tyson could ever wish to deal out, I hope you get the attention you deserve to make it noticed on your digital publishing platform of choice.

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