CA Studios' Fading Light is a puzzle platformer that is both clever and atmospheric, if more than a little on the short side. Using the [arrow] keys to move and jump, it's up to you to figure out how to guide our lonely protagonist through each level, with only the illumination of their lantern to see you through. The in-game narration will often give you clues as to how to proceed, since the way forward isn't always as clear as the landscape might try to make you think. I misinterpreted a comment at the start of the game as snarky rather than sincere and had expected Fading Light to be a parody, but nothing could be further from the truth, which isn't a bad thing. It's mostly a personal sort of story about the things personal sort of games tend to be about, but the message behind it is positive and heartfelt, if told in a somewhat ambling way.
Fading Light's biggest problem is that it's actually also a "trapped in molasses" simulation, which is the only reason I can think of for how stupendously slowly the main character moves and jumps. Maybe the glacial pace adds to the dreamy atmosphere, but it mainly just feels tedious, and even a 30% increase would have been a big relief. While a few odd "puzzle" choices can leave you feeling confused and stuck due to some repetition or limited feedback, Fading Light is still easier than not, and does some creative things with its level design to get its point across. Wildly original? Not quite. Sweet, optimistic, and occasionally pretty neat? Absolutely. Don't expect it to last very long, but Fading Light is still a lovely little flicker of an idea about baggage and moving on.