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Lighthouse: The Dark Being (Windows 3.x)

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Description

In this game, the player controls a writer who had just moved into a cottage located on the coastal area of the state Oregon. Near the cottage is a lighthouse, inhabited by the eccentric Dr. Jeremiah Krick and his daughter Amanda. One day, glancing out of the window, the hero(ine) notices that the lighthouse has been struck by lightning. Dr. Krick has also left an unclear message on the answering machine, imploring the protagonist to come as soon as possible. Upon arriving at the lighthouse, the protagonist finds out that its inhabitants have been kidnapped by a mysterious being, and transported into a parallel universe. A strange new world must be explored, and its mysteries solved, in order to bring back Dr. Krick and his daughter...

Lighthouse: The Dark Being is a first-person adventure game conceived in the vein of Myst. Locations are represented as pre-rendered still screens. Interaction with the environment is performed with a simple single-cursor, point-and-click interface. Similarly to Myst, the puzzles are notable for their difficulty, and are logic- rather than inventory-based, consisting of careful observation, clue-gathering, and manipulation of the environments.

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There are 49 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "מגדלור - היצור האפל" -- Hebrew title
  • "Lighthouse: Il Faro" -- Italian title
  • "Lighthouse: Das Dunkle Wesen" -- German title
  • "Lighthouse: A Criatura das Trevas" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

High Score Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Joker Sep, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania 1996 75 out of 100 75
Adventure Lantern Apr, 2006 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Oct 17, 1996 6.4 out of 10 64
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Entertainment Weekly Nov 01, 1996 C- 42

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Trivia

There is a puzzle in Lighthouse that requires the player to open a safe by inputting the appropriate numbers via a combination dial. The deceivingly simple puzzle became such a plight to the players, that Sierra, the Developer, released the solution to the safe-combination puzzle on their web site. Honesty has never been so appreciated.

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MAT (71132) added Lighthouse: The Dark Being (Windows 3.x) on Apr 28, 2001
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5614) and Belboz (6553)