A downloadable game for Windows

My sister? Do not ask. 
I am to never speak of that sinner again. 
Where she is does not matter. She broke The Light's orders and got what she deserved. I… I did nothing wrong. 

Truth Behind The Light is an eerie visual novel exploring the dark reality of cults. The game was created in 48 hours for Global Game Jam 2022. 



  • 3 Endings
  • Point and click gameplay
  • Unique style, original story and music
  • 5-15 minutes per playthrough

Developed by Henne
Written and drawn by Nia Denkova
Voice-over by Ivy Dupler
Music and sound by Harvey Carman

Version 1.1 update!

  • Fixed a few bugs
  • Added seamless audio transitions
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorsHarvey Carman, NiaDen, henne-n, Ivy Dupler
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, behind, cult, Flight, Horror, the, truth


TBTL-pc v1.1.zip.zip 165 MB

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nice short visual novel. 

Comments below clip;

The truth?

Many people are blinded by the light of lies.

This game sheds light on why you should always think for yourself.

Short, but sweet and well done. Kudos to all involved.

Didn't run into any bugs, hiccups or snags.

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A neat little VN that explores the anguish of a character trapped in a cult. There's more than one ending, and it was a great concept. The art style is visually perfect for the game's theme, alternating between the light, bright facade of the cult and the occasional glimpses of something darker lying under the surface. The voice acting was also on point.   Overall, I enjoyed it!

Thank you so much for playing! Great video :)


I got ending A. The arts and design are great and well-context. Dialogues and voice over are good too. Great game!


Thank you! :)


This was a neat little game, I really liked the art style, good work :)


Thank you for your kind words and for sharing our game :)!


Focus on the Light. Nothing but the Light Matters. 

It was a strange experience playing this game. The choices you have to make are off-putting to say the least. You didn't have any happy endings or options to choose. Either you accept your fate, or try to run away from it. You cannot hide from your sins.


I have enjoyed the game very much, it is great.

Glad to hear you had a good time! Thank you for playing :)


Truly unsettling, visually stunning and story telling is rich, intriguing and decent. I enjoyed this, although I was pretty uncomfortable finding all the endings, as I though my ending was best suited for my character. Great job with the game! 


Thank you so much!