Puzzling Fun with the Light in the Dark App #Review and #Giveaway - Ends 11/20/14

Disclosure: I received a complementary code in order to download the app free of charge. Additionally, I will be compensated for sharing my thoughts. Any and all opinions are honest and my own but may vary from yours.

I love my iPhone! From being able to keep in touch on the go, to reading emails to playing games, I must have it on me at all times. One of my favorite things to do on my iPhone is for sure playing games. I love being able to play a game while waiting in line somewhere or at an appointment or even just lounging around the house.

I was recently asked to review a new app called Light in the Dark. From Dreamgate Studios, Light in the Dark is a brain teasing, light bending and color bending puzzle game.

About Light in the Dark

The game begins with the discovery that the cute babies of Totems, a colorful undiscovered species, have lost their way in an ancient labyrinth tomb. Gamers must help the children reunite with the parents.

Players must solve perplexing puzzles and avoid dangerous but equally adorable enemies including mummies and sandmen.  Villains force players to make moves quickly as these treacherous opponents can end a level after a certain amount of time has passed or tackle parent Totems.

Gamers can swipe the screen of their mobile devices to move mirrors, which bend light. Players can also reposition parent Totems, which illuminates surrounding areas in one of three colors.  Baby Totems are only reunited with their parents when basking in the glow of their own preferred hue.  To create colors which are different from those emitted by adult Totems, players blend the light of the parents with each other.

To unlock all content in Light in the Dark, gamers must also spotlight stars on each level, in addition to the baby totems.  The more stars players highlight, the more levels they reveal.

My Thoughts

I am not new to puzzle type games and in fact prefer them so I was definitely excited to try this game out. The bright colors were what first drew me in. I will admit that it took a few minutes for me to figure out what you are supposed to do in the game. After that though, it was a lot of fun and challenging! As you move on into the levels, they get more difficult. Each level requires you to move the totem in a way that its light is shown directly on the baby but as you move up in levels, you are required to sometimes do more than that. 

There are in-game directions on how to play the game which were helpful but it still took me a few minutes to figure the game out. If you are really stuck, they even have hints available to help.

My 9 year old daughter was easily able to just pick up my iPhone and play. She didn't need me to help her or to even listen to the directions. It was like she had played it before but had not. She enjoyed the graphics and got more and more excited as she passed each level.

We have really enjoyed playing Light in the Dark. Both my daughter and I have played it more than once per day and take turns when one of us can't pass a level. It gives us a chance to have a little bit of fun together each evening.

Light in the Dark runs $1.99 which is a reasonable price for a mobile game app. 

You can purchase Light in the Dark on Android devices, on iPhone/iPad or even on Windows phones!

If you want to check out the trailer before deciding to purchase the game, you can check it out below.


Want to win a code to download Light in the Dark for free? I have 2 codes for use in the Apple store to giveaway.


You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US. Giveaway ends on 11/20/14 at 11:59 pm eastern time. 2 winners will be selected via Random.org and emailed. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be picked.

To Enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me: 

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Disclosure: I received a complementary code in order to download the app free of charge. Additionally, I will be compensated for sharing my thoughts. Any and all opinions are honest and my own but may vary from yours.


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