Journey of the Light claims to be one of the hardest puzzles on Steam, but the real puzzle has left buyers asking where the game is. The description for the game on its store page says that it has eight chapters, including the bonus one, but one Reddit-user has gathered information suggesting that there indeed may only be one. On top of that, nobody can be sure of it, because nobody save for the game's creator has unlocked the achievements for beating levels other than the first one.
Developer Lord Kres has been fairly active in dropping hints to the community about how they can progress further into the game, but it's proved fruitless thus far. It also seems as if the files corresponding to later chapters in the game actually just contain the same data found in the first. Add to this the fact that Steam Trading Cards can only be unlocked after two hours’ play – taking it beyond Steam’s normal refund threshold – and it all starts to smell a bit fishy.
“I just heard that someone had tempered with game files and noticed that there is only one level. That is not how it is supposed to be,” the developer has said, later adding: “Although it seems that it doesn´t even matter what i say, here is still my announcement: I have now rolled back the game and i will be testing the levels. I´m not going to defense myself, since that will not help. I made an mistake with builds, and i am truly sorry about that. Nothing more i can do about this. I tried to be friendly and kind for you all. I do understand that you feel betrayed, and you are angry. I have tried to fix it, but all the damage has been already done. I am not a scammer. All i wanted is to create a new kind of gaming experience for all of you.”
Suffice to say the many gamers taking to the game’s discussion pages are thoroughly unconvinced. Steam also isn't buying it:“We have enabled refunds for all owners of Journey of the Light, regardless of playtime or purchase date,” they've said, “If you wish to receive a refund for this title, please click the link below and follow the instructions on the Support Site.”
What do you think? Have you been scammed before? Do you think this is even an actual scam?