Luminesca is a chilled-out underwater exploration game which follows the story of a little creature called Lum. Using the light from your esca you can explore the dark watery depths, uncover ancient machinery, and play with a whole ecosystem of strange creatures. Luminesca is a simple game which intends to create a rich, atmospheric experience.

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Chapter 2 now available!

Chapter 2 now available!

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I'm very happy to announce the arrival of Luminesca Chapter 2 on Windows, Mac and Linux! The new update also includes some additions and improvements...

Surfacing soon...

Surfacing soon...

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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!

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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

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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!

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

Luminesca now available for Linux

Luminesca now available for Linux

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The first Linux build has been released and is available from Desura. There are some known issues.

Update 0.1.4 Released

Update 0.1.4 Released

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An overview of the new features in the latest version of Luminesca.

AI pathfinding update

AI pathfinding update

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A video of the improvements I've made to Luminesca's AI pathfinding, to address problems some people reported.

Saying more, writing less

Saying more, writing less

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A post about writing dialogue for Luminesca while maintaining concision and ambiguity.

Luminesca now available to pre-order!

Luminesca now available to pre-order!

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Luminesca now available on Desura, with alpha builds available to anyone who pre-orders!

Episodic Pre-Release on Desura

Episodic Pre-Release on Desura

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Luminesca will be released episodically on Desura! See inside for details.

Greenlight Concept and Realtime Shadows

Greenlight Concept and Realtime Shadows

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Luminesca is now on Steam Greenlight Concepts, and has some pretty, new light effects.

Title Screen Video & Wallpaper

Title Screen Video & Wallpaper

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A video of the new animated title screen, and a hi-res desktop wallpaper.

Carving Seascapes

Carving Seascapes

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Ever wondered how I create environments for Luminesca? No? Well check out this blog post anyway.

Reboot Progress

Reboot Progress

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Some news about the rebooted design, a shift to an episodic format and a collection of screenshots from the past week or so.

An Open and Honest Update

An Open and Honest Update

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In this post I'm going to highlight changes to some of my former intentions and explain how they came about.

2D Lighting System

2D Lighting System

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Showing off a new 2D lighting system I created using additive particle shaders. Supports unlimited lights in a scene (instead of the old limit of 1).

Entombed

Entombed

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Concept art and news about the game's development progress.

Tardy Update

Tardy Update

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An update on the current state of the project, and a demonstration of the new 2D art style.

Initial Level Design

Initial Level Design

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A look at Luminesca's early world design with some thoughts on rapid prototyping achieved with Unity.

Luminesca Update 006: Control Fixes

Luminesca Update 006: Control Fixes

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This is the last update before our time's up on IndieGoGo! The update address some control issues players had during the free weekend.

Free Weekend + Update 005: Lured By Lights

Free Weekend + Update 005: Lured By Lights

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The Luminesca preview build will be free to play this weekend. There has also been a build update for people who have already donated $5 on IndieGoGo.

Depth of Luminesca

Depth of Luminesca

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A look at Luminesca's overhauled art style. Pre-order and gain access to this preview demo by donating to Luminesca on IndieGoGo!

Luminesca Update 003: Grabs, Spinners and Transitions

Luminesca Update 003: Grabs, Spinners and Transitions

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The latest update to the preview demo adds a new ability for Lum, some changes to the environment and some nifty improvements behind the scenes.

Competition Results [ ?]

Competition Results [ ?]

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Results for the recent Luminesca competition on Twitter. _

Luminesca Update 002: Biting Bugs

Luminesca Update 002: Biting Bugs

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An update to the preview build including new enemy behaviours and environment art.

Demo Update 001: Background Colours

Demo Update 001: Background Colours

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There is a free update to the preview build which allows you to swap the background colour by pressing C.

Luminesca Media

Luminesca Media

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The first big media release for Luminesca to celebrate the launch of the IndieGoGo campaign!