Sparklite is an action-adventure game developed by Red Blue Games and published by Merge Games. The game is set in the world of Geodia, where you’ll have to battle enemies in a top-down view (similar to the old school The Legend of Zelda games). Using weapons, gadgets and gear – all powered by sparklite – you’ll be able to explore different parts of the world, take down titans and save your world from these creatures.
I constantly follow events like ID@Xbox and The Mix to stay up to date with upcoming indie games. I saw footage and screenshots from the game and was instantly interested. When I was provided a copy of the game to cover it, I decided to do a live-stream on my Mixer channel so I could experience the first few hours of the game with my viewers.
When playing, you’ll find places similar to temples along the way where you’ll discover gadgets or gear that will make your journey easier, and allow you to reach other areas and solve puzzles. One important thing to note is that if you lose all of your hearts during a session, any non-permanent gadgets will disappear from your inventory. The idea of this is that you’re careful when using combat and get medical upgrade (For example: increase your hearts).
The patches are extremely useful. You’ll receive patches that increase your damage, increase your health/hearts, and more. However, you have a limited space, so you’ll need to switch them out depending on what you’re doing. For example: If you’re going against a Titan, having extra hearts and increased damage would be very beneficial.
I am definitely biased since I love puzzles in games, but my favorite part while playing Sparklite has been the puzzles. Without solving them, you won’t be able to open the door that leads you to the other section or the actual exit. It’s fun that depending on the ‘temple’/’dungeon’, you’ll need different gadgets to solve them.
Sparklite is a charming adventure, with beautiful graphics, that can capture casual gamers and fans of indie games with its gameplay, friendly dialogue and mechanics that are similar to other popular games we might have played growing up. Thank you Red Blue Games and Merge Games for giving us such a cute and enjoyable game we can dwelve into during the last two months of 2019.