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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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Hi Knights!

We're back on Kickstarter! New Trailer, New game screenshots and more on the Kickstarter Page.

Our new trailer includes original music from the talented Mimi Page

The Lighthouse June Update!

The Lighthouse June Update!


Lots of new updates for June, The Lighthouse has a new composer and the game will be available on additional platforms. New Demo coming to steam and IndieDB...

The Lighthouse May Update!

The Lighthouse May Update!


Welcome to the May update! We have lots of new things to share with you this month. Ari's first ever Dev Diary! He talks about the interaction system...

The Lighthouse - Developer Diary #4

The Lighthouse - Developer Diary #4


Ari talks about the new interaction system for The Lighthouse. New version of the Alpha demo coming soon.

The Lighthouse April Update

The Lighthouse April Update


First monthly update for The Lighthouse. New updated Alpha demo coming soon!


Hey, it's been a while! You may not remember me, but in April, I asked for permission to do an LP of The Lighthouse Alpha, to which you had replied that I was and that you'd like to know when it was posted. Well, I finally got the time to record it! Here is part 1! Part 2 should be up next week! Thank you!

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And part 2:

Thanks again for allow me to do an LP of this! Can't wait to see the final game!

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Hello, hello! I hope you keep making this, because I really liked it! The environment based puzzles were interesting, it looked nice, and I was really curious about the story! I gotta admit, the story confused me a lot, but I touch on that in my video, and at the end of the day I wasn't expecting a completed story in an Alpha anyhow. So great work, hope this pans out well for you! Keep it up, cheers.

^I Lumps Played it! Lumps Plays = let's plays with pop-up commentary. Unintrusive, entertaining.

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I loved the demo! it was so much fun and I cant wait for the full release! I also suggest posting this a lot more places it would really take off.

Gameplay... Youtube.com

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Looks amazing!

A very promising project, you are doing a great work!

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Thank you so much!

We just released the Alpha Demo - Shadowknightsstudio.com

Let us know what you think :)

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