Average Playtime: 2 hours


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“Once upon a time, there was a very sad princess. She felt so unloved and unhappy, that everything around her became grey and lifeless and the entire land was deprived of its color and joy. Our fable begins when a single, lonely lantern was lit in a faraway village…”

Be the wind and guide a beautiful sky lantern that spreads the powerful message of everlasting love, by bringing life and color back to the world around you. Enjoy four beautiful Asian-inspired worlds, each with a different theme, nature and architecture. Spread vibrant, happy colors through grey and lifeless lands by flying over them as a red, light-emitting lantern.

The influence of the lantern’s light not only changes the color of the world, but also produces various additional effects, such as turning other lamps on, bringing animals to life, and making windmills start spinning. You’ll ultimately succeed once the kingdom is full of color and happiness has returned to the land.

  • Bring the powerful message of everlasting love to four Asian-inspired worlds
  • Create wonderful lantern festivals by spreading warmth and joy
  • Restful music and peaceful sounds will accompany you on your journey towards happiness
  • Immerse yourself in a relaxing experience, like a virtual coloring book with an aesthetic atmosphere
  • Virtual reality support (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive)
Release date
Storm in a Teacup
1C Company
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (i5-2500K for VR)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Standard: nVidia GeForce GTX450 / VR: nVidia GeForce GTX970 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
  • Additional Notes: VR Requirements: Core i5 2500K / 8 GB RAM / nVidia GeForce GTX970 or better
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Standard: nVidia GeForce GTX560 or similar / VR: nVidia GeForce GTX980 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Wisdom Searcher
Deciphered the temple in the summer land.
Color Explosion
Used the Explosion Ability a total of 20 times.
Completed the Summer Level.
I See trees of green...
Color is returning to the summer land.
Path of Wisdom
Found the first Sign Stone
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Lantern reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game does not go 2 Hours, but what you get to see and hear are definitely worth the 6 Euros. I could give it back, but I won't. For an Evening to relax I would play the Game again. It calms down immensely and has a lot of these "Wow-is-the-beautiful" Moments. You play in all 4 Seasons and all of Them are very well implemented visually. Especially in Winter I was very positively surprised at the offered, which is why this is my Favorite Season in this Game. Lantern clearly gets a Thumbs up & ne Buy recommendation.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Lantern is a discovery exploration game in which one must steer a lantern thanks to the wind and whose mission is to restore the joy of living in the world. A whole program will tell me and you will be right! No fighting here, no skill if it's a speed boost or a little firework that will restore color to an entire area around you. The goal? It is simple, we will have to restore the joy of living to a Princess by illuminating and coloring 4 levels repeating the different seasons. So we move by mountain and by Vaux in order to accomplish our mission. Where we pass, sadness passes! We can say that we are the solcarlus of joy because we are going to have a job and we will not do it every day. It is therefore necessary to explore vast levels in search of objects to illuminate, houses to rebuild, crystals to revive and find many other well-planted ancillary stones necessary for the hunting of achievements. The realization is very good, the game is perfectly fluid on a drinking configuration, the maneuverability is excellent with the Xbox one pad. We are sometimes stuck in the décor but this is never a problem because you can get out of all the bad situations by moving. The life span is quite short, we will go around in a few hours if we do the hunting of the achievements where we want to play it cartographer way Guild Wars by giving back all its colors to the whole world! Lantern is primarily a game designed and developed for virtual reality either with the HTC Vive or the rift. But be aware that it is possible to play it without the VR and that we have fun! The game can be played at any age and by any audience which will delight parents who have already finished Abzu or other games with high potential with the creative aspect of children! In the small defect RADIUS, it will be noted that it is impossible to save in one season but they end quickly and this is not a real problem in the end. Replayability is quite limited even if you can go back from time to time as the game is friendly and allows you to relax at a lower cost. The music is rather correct but not varied enough, which has the gift to annoy a bit the player who would like to move to another title less folkloric one will say! The game has steam card which will help to make the game even more profitable! We are certainly not facing the game of the year but it allows to have fun a few hours at a low price and that is all that is asked.
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