Before the lights disappeared, the region of Chiaroscuro was overseen by the gods of balance, Yin and Yang. However the world changed when Yang suddenly disappeared, taking the lights with her. Over time, locals grew used to this new normal. But when rumors spread of there being remaining lights in the region, those determined enough sought to restore the balance that was broken.

Chiaroscuro is a 2D adventure platformer with metroidvania elements. Take control of Rose, a mysterious amnesic, and explore a world that has fallen into darkness—where only a few precious flickers of light remain. From peaceful grasslands to a long-forgotten mine, Rose will navigate this interconnected 2D world as she gains new abilities and faces off against monstrous creatures, as well as other adventures with their own hidden plans for the light they all covet.