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Close your eyes and awaken in a dream of magic, monsters, and mystery.  Play as Eleanor, a young girl lost beyond the veil of this world.  Find relics to channel the power of your Spirit, discovery secrets, plunder dungeons, and explore a vast 8-bit NES world that will bring you right back the the 80s!

If you are looking for a new Zelda-esque adventure for your Nintendo Entertainment System, download the demo and give this a shot!

Updated 21 days ago
StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Fantasy, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), NES ROM, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer, Top Down Adventure, zelda


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Light_From_Within_Demo_V1.5.zip 163 kB

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Hey guys, just checkin in! Any new info on the process of the full game? O.o


It's just me!  I'm the only guy!  I'm constantly fighting space limitations, tweaking art and animations, and learning new things about how to develop on the NES, all of which makes it necessary for me to restructure existing code...I wish I could work on this as often as I would like.  BUT!  I am making progress.  Thanks for checking in!

Really digging the look and feel of this adenture. Keep up the good work


Thank you!!  I'm releasing a new demo soon that will include a map screen and the ability to swap weapons to different hands!

I am trying the demo but I can’t get past the title screen?

If I press start at the title screen, “new #cont” shows up on the bottom right but then the game just loops back to the NESMaker logo.

Press select to choose new game.  If there is no saved game, it resets.

Oh, man, thanks.

Am I the first one to have this UI confusion?

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No haha.  The select button often gets forgotten.  I set it up this way so once a person has a saved game, you don't accidentally hit new game and need to reset.  The next version will just start a new game if a save isn't detected.

Having to press start to get a UI prompt also confused me at first. I was also confused that start can’t skip the intro logos. So I just kept hitting start and going through a loop.

Hopefully there would be a prompt “are you sure?” so that new game doesn’t accidentally save an ongoing game!

this is pretty awesome.

Thank you!!  Glad you like it!

Amazing music and art!

Thank you!


The Graphics are so good! This is really an amazing work


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We love your game ! Music will teleport you to that magic world. Nes & Snes Connection want to share the test of your game. Congratulations and thanks for this master piece demo game.

Thank you!

I downloaded it but how do you play it?


It's a NES game so search for a good free NES emulator.


Mesen is a good emulator that supports the flash save feature in the game.  Thanks for downloading!


Nice I love Games like this. I will take a look.