• Register

Vote on Steam Greenlight!

Lightbender is a bright, colorful, and fun puzzle game based on the physics of light. It’s about manipulating beams of different colored lights to hit the targets. Use prisms to split the lights, mirrors to bend the lights, lenses to combine the lights, and dark matter to invert the lights!

Play 240 puzzles with 5 difficulty levels!

You can even build your own puzzles! Challenge your friends by sharing your levels. Tweet your link directly from the game.

Place a mirror on the grid to bend the light. You can rotate mirrors to redirect the beams toward the goal.

Prisms split lights into their components. Hit multiple targets by breaking one one beam of light into multiple colors.

White becomes Red, Green, and Blue.

Yellow becomes Red and Green.

Magenta becomes Red and Blue.

Cyan becomes Green and Blue.

Lenses combine lights to produce a new color. Place them on the grid to transform two or three beams of light into one new color. Think of them as the opposite of prisms.

Dark Matter turns a beam of light into the opposite color.

Red <=> Cyan

Green <=> Magenta

Blue <=> Yellow

As the levels progress in difficulty, you'll have to use all of these tools in combination with one another to hit all of the targets!

Think you've got the skills to outwit your friends? Create your own levels using one or all of the tools listed above. Submit your levels to the Lightbender database and your work could end up featured in a future (FREE) DLC level pack! The top user-created levels for each month will be featured as DLC levels for everyone to download and play.

In the meantime, share your levels instantly with friends and family. You can also save your levels on your device's Lightbender account for free play anytime.

Download LightBender onto your phone from the App Store or Google Play to take the game with you! Sync your accounts to save your progress and continue gameplay on your mobile phone!

Tentative Recommended System Requirements


OS: Vista or Newer

CPU: Dual-Core



Hard Drive: 200 MB

DirectX 10 or 11


OS: 10.9.2 or Newer

CPU: Dual-Core



Hard Drive: 200 MB


CPU: Dual-Core



Hard Drive: 200 MB


  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Lightbender is a physics puzzle game that is based on manipulating light by changing its color and direction. In order to do this, there are 4 tools that you use to bend the lights.

  • Mirrors: Use mirrors to reflect the light to a different direction.
  • Prisms: Use prisms to break lights; much like real physics, white light consists of three parts: red, green, and blue. Passing a white light through a prism will break it into three new beams of red, green, and blue. Similarly, yellow lights break into red and green; magenta lights break into red and blue; cyan lights break into green and blue.
  • Lenses: Think of a lens as the exact opposite of a prism. Instead of breaking a single light into many, a lens will take multiple lights and combine them into a single beam of another color.
  • Dark Matter: Dark matter has strange properties that actually invert light that passes through it. Think of it this way: a cyan light is made of green and blue, but does not have red in it; therefore, passing a cyan light through dark matter will turn it into a red light, and vice versa.

I have built 240 different levels for this game, and will continue to release new levels via free DLC as time goes on.

The game also has a built-in level designer, where you can create, upload, and share your own levels with your friends and the Steam community. Every month, the top games created by users will be converted into downloadable DLC, and the user that created the level will get something special in the manner of Steam fare, whether that's a trading card, a badge, etc. This I have not decided upon yet.

The game is in full 3D, but does feature a flat 2D companion app that will be available for download on both iOS and Android. On this app, you will be able to link your device to your Steam account and continue playing the game, designing levels, etc. on the go. This mobile version will be completely free for anyone who owns the Steam version, however there will also be a standalone version that anyone can purchase if they don't want to get it on Steam.

Two trailers, including a teaser trailer and a gameplay trailer, as well as several screenshots are featured on the Steam Greenlight (Steamcommunity.com) page.

We've already received marvelous feedback on the game, and we are always looking to improve it further. Any and all suggestions are welcome, and if you like the game, why not give it a thumbs up?

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.