A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

About the game

Striving for Light is a rogue-lite hack’n’slash where you utilise a unique infinite expanding skilltree to fight your way through the darkness, striving for light.

Dive into a dark, mysterious world full of dangers

  • Explore random generated maps and face the dangers that lurk there
  • Level up and utilise a unique random generated and infinite expanding skill tree
  • Unlock new skills, weapons, maps and characters
  • Over 11 unique environments each with unique enemies and bosses to explore
  • Endgame system
  • Online leaderboards with seasons and private league system
  • Local-Coop mode
  • Everything is hand drawn
  • Self-composed Soundtrack (+77 min)

Skill System

  • Each run gives you a new unique skill tree to explore
  • Dynamic expanding skilltree depending on your skill pathway
  • Reforge connections between skill nodes or replace a skill by utilising collectible shards
  • Collect skillgems and shape your skill tree

Gearing & Crafting

  • Deep itemisation system
  • 34 unique weapon bases that can be shaped and upgraded to legendaries by crafting
  • Over 30 unique trinkets including powerful legendary trinkets
  • 68 unique skill nodes (including 43 distinct ability skill nodes)
  • 8 unique characters with different stats and abilities to shape craft your builds

Combat System

  • Challenging enemies and boss encounters
  • Dynamically switch between melee and ranged weapons during fights
  • Powerful active abilities like shapeshifting and massive attacks
  • Dual resource system to manage melee and ranged attacks
  • Dodge system to evade enemy attacks

Endgame System

  • Delve deeper into the darkness and face an ever increasing challenge
  • Infinite expanding map progression system
  • Add and alter map modifiers to increase the challenge but also your rewards


Available Languages: English , German, [WIP] French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

By using our software you consent to the Striving for Light EULA.


Striving for Light is currently in Early Access and in active development. This game will frequently receive updates until its full release.

Get involved and join our Discord:

Igniting Spark Games Discord Server

Find our game on Steam:
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Updated 9 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorIgniting Spark Games
Made withGodot
TagsAction RPG, Dungeon Crawler, Hack and Slash, Local Co-Op, Local multiplayer, Perma Death, Procedural Generation, Roguelike, Roguelite
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesGerman, English
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksSteam, Steam, Discord, Twitter, Homepage, YouTube


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

strivingforlight-windows.zip 1 GB
strivingforlight-linux.zip 1 GB
strivingforlight-soundtrack.zip 114 MB
if you pay $19.98 USD or more

Download demo

strivingforlight-linux-demo.zip 1 GB
strivingforlight-windows-demo.zip 1 GB

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The game is so fun!!! I played 3 hours yesterday and for sure I will replay today and tomorrow.