The Story

The game, "The Lighthouse" takes place February 19, 1964. You play as Irvine, a former detective turned private investigator in the state of Maine. Irvine's life is typical for someone who solves problems that the city doesn't have the inclination to follow up on or solve. In doing so, many lucrative cases that would come to his office are from locals, usually fulfilling requests to shadow couples looking to expose infidelity or business owners asking Irvine to gather enough evidence to incriminate a business partner. February 19th is an important anniversary for Irvine, as it was the day he lost his first born, Lily, to cancer 7 years before. Every year, he would visit her, place a pink lily and lit candle on her gravestone and watch it burn until it was extinguished. This tradition had never been broken, until today. As Irvine began to pack and leave his office, candle in hand, he noticed a letter slide underneath his door. 

The letter was marked "Irvine" and inside it read: 

"Mr. Irvine, 

My daughter hasn't come home for 2 years, 4 months and 9 days. You see, she's missing. She was involved in the old lighthouse incident, you may remember her name- Lily. I've asked the local authorities to look for her, but they haven't got a clue. They tell me horrible things that no parent should hear. They tell me to accept that she may have died. Worst, they tell me they can't help. I can't sleep until I know where she is, if she's safe, if she's scared, if she's trying to come home but can't find home. Help me find her. Look for her at the Lighthouse, as that was her last known location. 


Inside the envelope was an address and a pink lily.

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About the Demo

The Alpha Demo was created for our Kickstarter fans so they can be actively involved in our development process. The Lighthouse is made for mature audiences. 

Explore one of the rooms in the caretakers home, where you will solve puzzles and learn more about the story. 

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The game will automatically set to your lowest supported resolution - please use the settings menu to change to your preferred screen resolution.                              

Recommended User tested Specs PC or Mac : 

Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher 8 GB RAM  

MAC USERS: At this time Unreal Engine has some issues with Retina Display Macs (You may only be able to play in windowed mode). If you run across any additional issues please let us know at Support@ShadowKnightsStudio.comso we can log all of the Mac issues. Thank you for playing.  :)

The Controls

Game Pad Controller

Mouse & Keyboard

The In-Game Screenshots 

The Press

  • The Golden Cartridge

    "The Lighthouse quickly becomes an indie gem that should not be missed!"

  • Cliqist

    "looks like a solid experience for lovers of the thriller genre"

  • Alpha Beta Gamer

    "An intense experience that will challenge your grey matter while also making your skin crawl."  

  • Rocky Bytes

    "Sets a tense atmosphere for you to explore in"  

  • VRFocus

    "Point and Click Thriller The Lighthouse Looks for Success on Kickstarter"  

  • Indie Obscura

    "Kickstarter Game The Lighthouse Prevails In IP Dispute"

The Alpha Demo Youtube Playthroughs 

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