A downloadable game for Windows and macOS


A little bit of light can get you through the darkest times 

Illuminate is a 2D puzzle platformer where a young child and a friendly spirit must work together to traverse a pitch black world to bring an end to the darkness. You must use the spirit's light to explore the world, solve puzzles, distract enemies, and reveal hidden objects in the game. 

Built Different Studios:

  • Thomas Borich
  • Sebastian Stanham
  • Jonathan Tom
  • Henry Jin
  • Devin Liang

Special thanks to:

  • Julien Faro

Install instructions

Download the correct version for your operating system and unzip it. On Windows, open the unzipped folder and double click on the .exe file, Illuminate.exe. If you get the "Windows protected your PC" popup, click "More info" then "Run anyway". On Mac, double click the .app file.


Illuminate (Windows).zip 52 MB
Illuminate (Mac).zip 61 MB


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here is my run hope next updated does get xbox control support had to make they keys but mouse for the light  i try  map it  but no luck


This game was unbelievable! I hope to see more from this team in the future. Anyway, I did a video on my experience.


Thanks so much for your video! Glad you enjoyed the game :)


The puzzles are exceptionally well designed, making use of every new mechanic in progressively-more-interesting ways. Great atmosphere and aesthetics!


Loved this game!


Great mechanics, amazing aesthetics. Very fun to play


Fantastic game! I love the art, the sound and music, the mechanic, the puzzle design--everything about it is excellent!


Absolutely wonderful game that ran with one mechanic, and built on it. Amazing visuals and audios, and a very fun central mechanic with fun puzzles! Loved every moment of it!