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Tenebra is an atmospheric puzzle game with rogue-like elements. Guide the hapless protagonist to the exit, but also keep in mind that he is afraid of darkness and refuses to walk in the dark areas.

The game contains 31 levels and works on both PAL and NTSC machines. 

If you have enjoyed Tenebra, also check out Tenebra 2!

Updated 1 hour ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
Tags8-Bit, Amstrad CPC, Atmospheric, Black and White, Commodore 64, commodore-plus4, Minimalist, Retro, ZX Spectrum


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tenebra.zip 42 kB
tenebra_plus4.zip 40 kB
tenebra-zx.zip 9 kB
tenebra-cpc.zip 69 kB

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Hi, can you send me your email adress, so I can send you the GOTY certificate for Tenebra? (andre.leao@sapo.pt)

I have sent you an email, thanks!

Have you thought about porting this to the Amiga?

Great game BTW!!

Yes! Hopefully some time this year.

Looking forward to it. Thanks!!

I'm in love with this game, it looks basic used with magic. Thank you very much for bringing us good moments of happiness. My congratulations for this magnum opus. Regards from Barcelona (Spain).

After 6 months, I finished Tenebra on the C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC.

The last level was not really hard when you understand its logic :)

No, not all. It just needs pin-point precision in a couple of places. Once you know what to do, it takes less than a minute to solve it; it is one the shortest levels actually.

Have you finished Tenebra 2? The latter levels in Tenebra 2 are quite more complex than  the ones in Tenebra.

I avoid the last level until I go to it in every single port you made. It took me about 5 or 6 tries to finish it.

And no, I have not finished Tenebra 2. It took me about 10 or 15 tries to finish level 34. Now, I'm stuck in level 35 and it is really hard.

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Very good game, thanks a lot. Hope Tenebra2 soon on cpc 🙂

very good

Amstrad CPC - awesome game!

I'm having a lot of fun with this on my 48K speccy so far! Looking forward to playing the sequel if/when that gets ported.

Excellent game! My Review in Spanish. Tenebra 2 for Spectrum pleaseeeee ;-)

Muchas gracias Javi por la reseña y tus comentarios, me alegro mucho que hayas disfrutado Tenebra!

Este fue el primer juego que programé en Spectrum, pero no va a ser el último. 

Tenebra 2 tiene aún más elementos de juego y mejora algunas cosas de su predecesor... quizás tenga una sorpresa para los entusiastas de Spectrum en 2023.

:) I recently got a ZX Spectrum and of course I played Tenebra on it:

Just great...!!! For when "Tenebra 2" on Spectrum? Thank you.


Thanks! Yes, it appears people have been enjoying the Speccy port of Tenebra, which encourages me to port Tenebra 2 as well; some time next year most likely.

You are starting to dominate all platforms! lol


There is a certain charm in learning a new CPU/platform and recreating the game for it. A new port will be coming soon!

Great work. Congrats !

Awesome game!

muy bueno,gracias

Great game. Simple but very effective graphics and sophisticated and tricky gameplay. This is an example of well designed game. I'm waiting for the full version of Tenebra 2.

Very cool game - For my channel I've done a video which shows the gameplay:

Cool video! Thanks and I'm glad you liked the game.

Nice old school game! Easy to pick up and fun to play. Keep up the good work.

Love it - great game design and intriguing puzzles - the simple graphics enhance the experience - well done

Glad you liked it. I'm releasing an extended version with 6 new levels at the end of the month.

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Downloaded Tenebra yesterday, started playing immediately and couldn't stop before all levels had been completed :) VERY enjoyable, and as others have said, there is great potential for expansion. I for one was left wanting for more levels! A level editor for fans would also be cool to see some day, maybe after you feel you've done everything you want to achieve with the game. I see dozens of fan-made levels in future, just like Boulder Dash :) Thank you for the game!

Thanks! I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much.

I have been working on an extended version with a few additional levels, coming out in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Excellent, looking forward to it!


Fantastic game, and kudos for the Plus4 version!

Thank you for this beautiful game, I love it!

After playing in Vice, I tried on my real C64 with an SD2IEC.

Two screenshots :)

And finished it on my real C64 too:


Looks good. I always test my games on the real thing before release.

Well, it is the way to go. Really loved Tenebra. I hope for Tenebra 2 now :)

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Go back and play it today. I'm at level 18... Some levels are kinda hard, like level 17 for example. It took me at least 5 minutes to beat :(

Can't wait to go to the last level :)

Edit: just finished. I tried four times before winning on it.

Really fun game!  Will there be a Tenebra DX or Tenebra 2 coming?  Here's the full play-through if you are interested... thanks for the great game!

Maybe! I have some ideas for new gameplay elements and levels.


Awesome... this is a really fun game... would love Tenebra 2!  :D

Great game although a little easy the puzzles. Great potential to upgrade some new levels or add even monsters, pits, etc. to make more difficult the task.

But I liked to play the 25 levels a lot. 


Although I am not into dungeon exploring games. This game is very good and quite original. Well done Haplo.

Outstanding. Congrats, Haplo!


I love this game, congrats!!!!

Very good ideas, thanks for your work! :)

Tenebra – MEGJELENT!

Loved the demo. Looking forward to the release.

Simply loved it from the first level to the last, even if I had to skip level 4 to go to the end of the demo.

Can't wait the final version... Both my C64 - when I got my SD2IEC - and my C64Maxi will enjoy it :)

very good

Fun game!!!
Very curious for the development of this one!

I love it!!!!! Go on with the full game :)

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very cool puzzle game!

Nice game!

Cool! I'm looking forward to playing the full game.