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.

2D Lighting System

2D Lighting System

Dec 31, 2011 4 comments

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).

AI pathfinding update

AI pathfinding update

Feb 13, 2013 6 comments

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

An Open and Honest Update

An Open and Honest Update

Apr 2, 2012 3 comments

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

Carving Seascapes

Carving Seascapes

Oct 17, 2012 1 comment

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

Chapter 2 now available!

Chapter 2 now available!

Jun 5, 2013 0 comments

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...

Competition Results [ ?]

Competition Results [ ?]

Apr 19, 2011 0 comments

Results for the recent Luminesca competition on Twitter. _

Demo Update 001: Background Colours

Demo Update 001: Background Colours

Apr 9, 2011 2 comments

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

Depth of Luminesca

Depth of Luminesca

May 9, 2011 2 comments

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

Entombed

Entombed

Dec 20, 2011 3 comments

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

Episodic Pre-Release on Desura

Episodic Pre-Release on Desura

Nov 22, 2012 4 comments

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

Free Weekend + Update 005: Lured By Lights

Free Weekend + Update 005: Lured By Lights

May 17, 2011 1 comment

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.

Greenlight Concept and Realtime Shadows

Greenlight Concept and Realtime Shadows

Oct 27, 2012 4 comments

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

Initial Level Design

Initial Level Design

Jun 8, 2011 1 comment

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

Luminesca - Chapter 2 coming soon!

Luminesca - Chapter 2 coming soon!

May 15, 2013 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

Mar 25, 2013 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.

Luminesca Media

Luminesca Media

Apr 3, 2011 3 comments

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

Luminesca now available for Linux

Luminesca now available for Linux

Feb 22, 2013 6 comments

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

Luminesca now available to pre-order!

Luminesca now available to pre-order!

Jan 11, 2013 3 comments

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

Luminesca Update 002: Biting Bugs

Luminesca Update 002: Biting Bugs

Apr 17, 2011 0 comments

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

Luminesca Update 003: Grabs, Spinners and Transitions

Luminesca Update 003: Grabs, Spinners and Transitions

May 2, 2011 0 comments

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.

Luminesca Update 006: Control Fixes

Luminesca Update 006: Control Fixes

Jun 1, 2011 0 comments

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

Name your price on IndieGameStand!

Name your price on IndieGameStand!

Mar 25, 2013 0 comments

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

Reboot Progress

Reboot Progress

Oct 10, 2012 2 comments

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

Saying more, writing less

Saying more, writing less

Feb 11, 2013 4 comments

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

Surfacing soon...

Surfacing soon...

Jun 3, 2013 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...

Tardy Update

Tardy Update

Oct 2, 2011 6 comments

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

Title Screen Video & Wallpaper

Title Screen Video & Wallpaper

Oct 19, 2012 1 comment

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

Update 0.1.4 Released

Update 0.1.4 Released

Feb 20, 2013 2 comments

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

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Luminesca
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Windows, Mac, Linux, Web
Developed By
CrowbarSka
Engine
Unity
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Released Dec 5, 2012
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