Devolver Digital Is Giving a Big Middle Finger to Trump’s Travel Ban and Hosting Lone Light, a Game Developed by an Iranian Game Developer Affected by Travel Ban
Lone Light is a beautiful atmospheric puzzle game where you are a lone source of light traveling throughout the universe trying to discover your identity. From the mind of Iranian independent developer Hesssamoddin Sharipour, affected by Trump’s travel ban, Lone Light was not coming to GDC due to the travel lockdown implemented by Trump. Well, Devolver Digital is also giving Trump a huge middle finger by opening its meeting space for any developer who happens to be affected by the travel ban. Offering to provide PCs, VR equipment, and marketing material for game developers who can not attend, they’re welcoming these developers with open arms. Thanks to the help of the indie publisher, Lone Light will be making its way to GDC as scheduled.
In Lone Light, you have control of a source of light, but you can’t distinguish it from your surroundings. You will need to figure out the position of the source of light and track its movements by deciphering the shadows that cast around it by the obstacles in place. By doing this, you can figure out your position and reach your destination to advance to the next level.
The demo will be available to both press and GDC attendees. To check it out, head over to the Devolver Digital Underground at 44 Tehama Street, a few blocks away from the Moscone Center. They’ll be having demos in the meeting space from 10:00am to 5:30pm February 20-March 1. The game is scheduled to be launching on PC and Xbox One systems.