Luminesca is an underwater exploration game which follows the story of a little creature called Lum.

Lum's colony comes under threat when a vast, ancient machine grinds into motion and starts to consume all the surrounding water. His adventure takes him from all corners of his environment to the heart of the machine, encountering a rich ecology of inhabitants and learning some valuable lessons about the world around him.

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I'm very happy to announce the arrival of Chapter 2 on Windows, Mac and Linux!

I've taken a lot of feedback on board so I hope you'll enjoy exploring the new murky depths!

Anyone who has pre-ordered the game through Desura can launch the client and grab the automatic update (standalone zip versions are available too).

If you haven't already pre-ordered it, the game is 50% off while it's still in alpha stages so be sure to get your hands on a copy from Desura or while it's cheap! You'll get automatic updates at no extra cost whenever more chapters are released.

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As always, I hope you enjoy the game, and please let me know what you think using the "survey" button in the game's main menu, emailing, or tweeting to @Luminesca!

Thank you!


Surfacing soon...

Surfacing soon...

2 years ago News 1 comment

Chapter 2 is just around the corner, the game will be playable at Rezzed game show, and there's a demo and soundtrack on the horizon. Yes, I have a busy...

Luminesca - Chapter 2 coming soon!

Luminesca - Chapter 2 coming soon!

2 years ago News 0 comments

Chapter 2 of Luminesca is just around the corner. Here's a new trailer to whet your appetite!

Luminesca is featured on IndieGameStand

Luminesca is featured on IndieGameStand

2 years ago News 2 comments

From March 25-28, pay what you want for 'Luminesca', with beat-the-average bonuses. 10% of all sales will go to Amnesty International.

Name your price on IndieGameStand!

Name your price on IndieGameStand!

2 years ago News 0 comments

Luminesca is currently pay-what-you-want on IndieGameStand, with Desura keys and plenty of bonus content up for grabs!

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AdiJager Aug 2 2014 says:

Any news?

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s_d Oct 29 2013 says:

Hey, congratulations on Steam Greenlight! Please don't forget about your Desura friends here that believed in you :-)

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Nov 9 2013 replied:

Thank you, and of course I won't! :D

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s_d Nov 10 2013 replied:

You're welcome!

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jochenreinschluessel Aug 8 2013 says:

Love this game so much!
Just played through Chapter 2 and agree, its more challenging. But also the atmosphere isn't that deep, like in Chapter 1, I think. Missing more of the cute glowing Squiddies :D Nevertheless - I can't wait to see, how the story continues! =)

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mouse13 Jun 7 2013 says:

I found a bug in chapter 2 where you get the diving bell and 2 glowing squid things. One of them set off one of the trip lights and the door closed, as expected, but the game won't let you relight the red gear thing that controls the door and trip lights, forcing you to restart the whole chapter all over again.

Other than that fine work on chapter 2.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jun 7 2013 replied:

Thanks for reporting this bug, and sorry for the inconvenience! Did the red light stay green, or did it return to red and simply stop responding?

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mouse13 Jun 7 2013 replied:

The lights on the gear thing and near the door both stayed green even though the door was still closed.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jun 7 2013 replied:

Thank you, I will look into this issue. It sounds like it can affect any of the light switches, not just this particular one.

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Toyotame Jun 6 2013 says:

Chapter 2 much more challenging then first! But still cannot get enough of it!

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jun 7 2013 replied:

Glad you like it! :D

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

I think if this game was complete and had 2-5 hours of gameplay that I wouldn't be able to stop until I was finished. It was a nice breath of fresh air from the permadeaths i've become used to (not to say this game won't go that direction eventually).

The ambience reminded me a bit of Aether with the uncanny feeling and loneliness. Also, the subtle story telling (backstory) was great and I hope to learn more of my journey.

I hope that updates continue to happen and that another chapter appears soon.

Mar 26 2013 by Player_Review

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Latest tweets from @luminesca

Sep 18 2015

@madjunir Yeah I've considered it, but now unsure that pre-release builds is the right thing for a story based game. Needs more thought! :/

Sep 16 2015

@madjunir I can only apologise for how slow it's been. Did you pre-order on Desura?

Sep 16 2015

@madjunir Absolutely! I've been reeeeally busy so development's been slow. Luminesca is on Humble Store though, so Steam keys are coming!

Sep 16 2015

@angahith Agreed. I only found out about it when I went poking around my sales figures, and had to dig through comment threads :/

Sep 16 2015

@TheRealDrMcCoy @gamingonlinux If you go straight to a game's page it lets you go to checkout. Haven't tried payment but it lets you go far!

Sep 16 2015

This hasn't ruined me financially or anything; I have other sources of income, but I'm sure this is really bad for some other developers <3

Sep 16 2015

My advice is: do not buy anything from #Desura. Developers are getting zero payment from it now. Seek their games out elsewhere.

Sep 16 2015

I'm pulling it from #Desura soon. If you pre-ordered there I'll happily give you a free Humble key (just let me know your Desura username).

Sep 16 2015

For those wondering, Luminesca just hit the £500 payout threshold on #Desura around the same time they went bankrupt. Thus: no payout.

Sep 14 2015

@evilhackman Have you already pre-ordered? I will gladly refund if you're not happy with how quickly it's moving forwards.

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