Glittering Light is a casual turn-based maze game that runs in any modern web browser, as well as Linux desktops. The goal is to get as far as possible, collecting glitter for score along the way, and avoiding the nightmares. A typical playthrough lasts 5 to 15 minutes, but the game doesn't have a last level — and the levels never repeat.

How to play

Use the cursor keys or else the WASD keys to move around, hit the space bar to stand still for one turn. Being right next to a nightmare increases your fear; moving to the next level decreases it. Press M to toggle the map on and off; clicking in the viewport will identify a square's contents.

System requirements

  • For the online edition: any HTML5-capable browser.
  • For the desktop edition: an up-to-date Linux PC with 128M free RAM; a fast CPU is recommended for smooth rendering.

Disclaimer of warranty

The desktop edition is provided AS IS. In particular, I can't promise the game will run on your machine; otherwise it doesn't save to disk, connect to the Internet or anything like that.


Cover art made with POV-Ray. Many thanks to Mark Burger and Justin Reid for beta testing and feedback; also Jessica Nichols-Vernon and Kevin C. Redden for compatibility testing.

Energy Drain sound © 2012 Iwan "qubodup" Gabovitch <> available as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.

Horror soundtrack by Kenten Fina; CC-BY 3.0.

"Dark Ambiences" sounds by Ogrebane; CC0.

Foot walking step sounds by Jute; General Public License version 2.0 or later.

Spell sounds ( here, here and here) by Bart Kelsey; CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Coin sound by Jesús Lastra; CC-BY 3.0.

The desktop edition is made with sdlBasic and ships with the Ubuntu Mono Bold font.

More information

Published1 year ago
PlatformsLinux, HTML5
Release date288 days ago
AuthorNo Time To Play
TagsCasual, Endless, Procedural Generation, Short, Surreal, Top-Down, Turn-based, vector
LicenseMIT License
Average durationA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
Player countSingleplayer


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.00 USD. You will get access to the following files:

glittering-light-linux32.tar.gz 7 MB

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