Light Space

Player Rating6.35/8

"#30 overall, #6 for 2007"
based on 2238 ratings since 03/21/2007
played 30,525 times (finished 1,974)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

light space cover.jpg

Light Space - a dimension outside of our own, a layer of existance beyond what we can see, touch or feel. Equipped with a Light Space Jump Drive (LSJD), a starship can leap into and out of this extra-dimension in an instant, appearing in another star system many light years away.

However, a successful jump requires detailed computations to avoid something going wrong. A few times each year, somewhere across explored space, a star ship will make a Light Space Jump and simply vanish without a trace. Sometimes ships appear, exploding into millions of pieces as they emerge from Light Space. However, the chances of such an accident are too small to bother most travellers.

A routine Light Space Jump is about to go terribly wrong for a starship's crew - and one of them is YOU!

Danger and sudden changes to your surroundings await you at every turn, and you never know what lies beyond each door in each time, and what actions will kill you in the blink of an eye...

Readers leaving comments: As I've said before, I like hearing comments from people, whether good or bad. Feel free to say you love this, or hate this, or to leave constructive criticisms - that's what comments are for :)

Player Comments

This game deserves every bit of praise it gets. Despite the plot being fairly linear, there was a surprisingly good amount of freedom and exploration options. The diction was very good, and some of the best I've read on this site as far as the lighter reads are concerned. The idea of something that isn't just normal time travel is a fascinating concept, and you made a great adventure of it here, making it accessible to anyone reading it. Also, I am probably in the minority about this, but I am fond of the ending's ambiguity. I enjoyed the memory idea very much.

That being said, I did have a few problems with it. There's at least one page that did not have any links on it. (Thank goodness for the back option.) It also didn't have as much emotional weight as I expected, although, I give that a pass, as I don't believe this is the type of story meant for that. Other than that, this was a great storygame and easily one of my new favorites.

And for the record, the art were great, too. Simple, but effective for describing what's being seen.
-- TaraGil on 10/15/2014 6:49:24 PM with a score of 0
Wow. A very intricate and well executed plot.
Can't help being a little disappointed with the ending, though. My granddaughter said I survived an accident and told stories of jumping into the future etc, yet the ending implies that everything that happened is negated and everything goes back to normal. In other words, my actions can change entire histories. But then, when the coordinates were input the first time, I caused something that had happened already...
I feel that a better ending would have been one minor change:
The coordinates my granddaughter gave me weren't necessarily those of my initial destination (she's further in the future, and the ship is most likely in a different location.) So, when Karl and I emerge in a different place than expected it's taken to be some kind of malfunction (accident), even though I protest that explanation. This way it links up with her story.
-- Paul on 6/4/2012 10:33:13 AM with a score of 0
Beautifully written as always tsmpaul, but I think this story is your best based on sheer creativity and smart execution. Tackling time is no easy matter and you pulled it off brilliantly! I also love all the pictures you created - they have this muted feel which adds to them somehow. Plenty of choices, just the right length, felt very satisfied. One of, if not the best, stories on the site.
-- madglee on 3/30/2007 2:51:21 PM with a score of 0
It was bad. Too complicated waste of time
-- emma on 11/28/2018 10:09:28 AM with a score of 0
nice work
-- william on 11/28/2018 9:59:43 AM with a score of 0
It was fun and I enjoyed the experience
-- Hannah on 11/28/2018 9:14:25 AM with a score of 0
I'm a big fan of sci-fi, and I thought this one had a particularly interesting plot. It dealt with time very well, being stuck in the middle of the transition instead of being stuck in the past like a lot of them do. Good work!
-- Cupcakitty__13 on 11/17/2018 8:47:26 AM with a score of 0
long but fun for such an old game
-- jay dude on 10/26/2018 10:09:33 AM with a score of 0
it took me about 10 minutes to complete but it was worth it
-- xavieranders on 5/21/2018 8:29:17 PM with a score of 0
Great story! I like the parts with time travel. That was awesome!
-- Seth on 4/29/2018 4:16:19 PM with a score of 0
Show All Comments