How to describe Golden Light? It’s roguelike first-person shooter James Davenport memorably summed up as “a prop hunt in an endlessly sprawling office building meat maze.” More recently, in his celebration of ugly games, Nat Clayton called it “disturbing meatcore.”
Golden Light is a game where you descend through levels of a meaty construct called Gut, which is equal parts Silent Hill office space and cannibalistic nightmare. It is a game that lists among its features: “Things you can eat or throw in this game: Bat Head, Corrupted Fetus, Fish Head, Fat Lips, Meat Apple and many more!”
Whatever that bewildering horror shooter was, you can now experience it in its most gruesomely complete form, as Golden Light has now reached version 1.0 with a heart-shattering splat. It is available on To smoke with a 30% introductory discount, and is further discounted in two bundles. the Go to Hell Pack collects it and retro FPS Ultrakill, while the Taste of Madness Pack combines Golden Light and Cruelty Squad, one of the most offensive games for the senses in recent memory.
“It’s not a game for anyone expecting something conventional or easy to slip into,” James said of Golden Light in 2020, “but for me (and I’m still pretty early), I love playing hard and tough games like Golden Light. And while maintaining the tension, mystery, and sickly unease is paramount here, there’s still a game under that heavy thematic blanket. , and one that I am slowly beginning to understand even though he resists me at every opportunity.