Dark and Light's weather and day/night cycle influences the gameplay and environment, improving on the already highly developed weather systems found in many sandbox games.
Daylight lasts about 50 minutes in real time and is ideal time for exploring far and wide. Hunting is safest during daylight hours as many creatures are less aggressive, and players are less susceptible to surprise attacks. Of course, on a clear day with no rain, players will be able to enjoy miles of visibility from high altitudes, and can experience breathtaking views of Dark and Light's expansive scenery.
Dark and Light's world becomes increasingly dangerous as night falls. Plenty of menacing creatures imbued with dark magic lurk in the forests at night, and some creatures become incredibly aggressive when the sun has set.
Weather also has an effect on your survival stats. On rainy days, exploration is harder because players will get cold more quickly, and will also get hungry more frequently. Rainy days will keep you more hydrated, however. Players who are planning to explore and roam long distances will need to equip themselves accordingly based on conditions in the field.
Dark and Light puts players in an immersive fantasy world that is filled with magic, monsters, and mystery. In this world, they will be challenged to survive and thrive through a combination of crafting, exploration, and powerful magic.