Strayed Lights Gets “Trial Mode” in New UpdateJune 29, 2023
French indie studio Embers has announced new content updates for its cinematic action-adventure game Strayed Lights. These updates include new game modes, “Trials” and “Memories,” alongside its steepest discount yet on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
In the “Trials” update, players will be challenged to take on the myriad of powerful bosses in Strayed Lights at heightened difficulty without dying. With “Memories,” players can confront any previously defeated boss, both in their original difficulty and new, unleashed forms. Now possessed of otherworldly strength, the bosses of Strayed Lights are equipped with never-before-seen attacks and animations that will push the limits of the game’s intense and fluid parry-based combat.
Strayed Lights launched earlier this year, and players and critics were drawn to its distinct, dreamlike world. “Like something out of a Pixar film,” wrote IGN’s Gabriel Moss in their game preview. “A colourful action-adventure game filled with enough mouthwatering backdrops to fill a picture book.” Kim Snaith at Game Spew also commented: “It’s otherworldly, and we dig it.”
Set in an ethereal world, you begin as a tiny being made of light. Your journey will take them to hostile environments and destroyed ruins in search of others of their kind. “Strayed Lights is about the journey of life,” says Embers Creative Director Alexandre Arramon. “We intentionally added no text or dialogue in the game to let players come up with their own interpretations.”
Strayed Lights will be on sale starting June 2nd on Steam and the Nintendo eShop for up to 25% off until July 12th. Gamers can also purchase the Strayed Lights Deluxe Edition on PC, which contains the full game plus a digital art book and soundtrack by Grammy award-nominated composer Austin Wintory – whose previous project include ABZÛ, Journey®, and the upcoming Sword of the Sea.
Strayed Lights is the debut project of French indie developer Embers. “We’re so excited to see players engaging with Strayed Lights, it’s a project dear to our heart,” says Studio Owner Damien Dessagne. “Players have challenged us to provide more difficult fights, and we’re excited to see if players are ready for the test.”