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 Report

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

2 years ago News 2 comments Report

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

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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 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...
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deadering Jan 25 2013 says:

Such beauty!

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rdritchey14 Jan 24 2013 says:

how is Unity working for ya?

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 24 2013 replied:

Pretty good! I bought uScript (visual scripting tool) to make up for my programming shortcomings and it's helped massively.

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avarisclari Jan 23 2013 says:

Little known fact: the awesomeness of this game is increased just that much more if you remember Legion Saga was also made by Crowbarska

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 24 2013 replied:

Haha thanks. It's true that I made Legion Saga.

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richard_vdijk Jan 21 2013 says:

If you take this to Linux (and add a demo), then shut up and take my pre-order money!

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hardpenguin Jan 23 2013 replied:

Yea same here! ^^

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 24 2013 replied:

It's coming!

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shmibs Jan 20 2013 says:

this game looks beautiful =D
honestly, the only things that get to me a bit are the character animations being slightly choppy and the trail left behind looking strange. all the little background details are really helpful. as soon as a linux build of any sort is up, even if it needs a bit of work to get dependencies and configurations set up, you'll be seeing another instant purchase =)

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 20 2013 replied:

Thank you! The character animations will definitely be improved; at this stage they are pretty much just a first pass to get something functional out there. Can you be more specific about what you dislike about the trail please?

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shmibs Jan 23 2013 replied:

it just looks a bit out of place in general. is it necessary for any gameplay elements?
if i had to point at something specific, it would be how long it is, and the fact that it creates brighter spots when it overlaps itself.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 23 2013 replied:

I see your point. The main intended purpose is a navigational aid, like a kind of automatic breadcrumb trail which you can use to backtrack if need be. I'm tweaking it right now though, so I'll see if I can make some improvements!

The brighter spots are, unfortunately, a nasty side-effect as it's a built-in feature of Unity.

If anyone else has any thoughts on this subject I'd be interested to hear them!

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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.

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