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.

All about exploration

  • Dive into a dark, mysterious world full of dangers
  • Everything is hand drawn
  • Explore a big variety of random generated maps
  • Unique soundtracks for each environment
  • Level up and utilise a unique random generated and infinite expanding skill tree
  • Unlock new skills, weapons, maps and legacy skill points
  • Online leaderboards with seasons and private league system
  • Endless progression system

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

Combat System

  • Dynamically switch between melee and ranged weapons during fights
  • Dual resource system to manage melee and ranged attacks
  • Challenging enemies and plenty of boss encounters
  • Dodge system to evade enemy attacks

Endgame System

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

Weapons & Loot

  • Collect light shards to unlock weapons, skills or gain legacy skill points
  • Hunt for your perfect weapon and skill combination
  • Weapons with unique mechanics for various different playstyles


  • Dynamically enable or disable coop mode during active runs
  • Each player will take fixed rolls for ranged and melee combat
  • Shared skilltree and resources for an intense and strategic coop experience

Story & NPCs

  • Uncover a dark and mysterious story
  • Town hub as a place to return and prepare for the next journey
  • NPCs for unlocking new skills and weapons


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

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:
Steam Page


Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

strivingforlight-windows.zip 320 MB
strivingforlight-linux.zip 325 MB
strivingforlight-soundtrack.zip 83 MB
if you pay $11.19 USD or more

Download demo

strivingforlight-linux-demo.zip 298 MB
strivingforlight-windows-demo.zip 293 MB

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