lighting in game engine

I have been using cycles render and recently attempted my first game tutorial. The maze game tutorial from youtube works fine except for the lighting. I can set up a lighting scheme but as soon as I press play the colors saturate and are very bright. The lighting seems to have no effect on the scene as soon as you press play. I noticed the tutorial lighting does the same. I deleted all of the lights in the scene and it still looks the same when I press play. Any assistance or suggested tutorials would be appreciated.

Sorry for the double post. When I submitted the first post I received a message that I wasn’t logged in. I looked but couldn’t find my posting so I resubmitted.