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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0 comments by CrowbarSka on Jun 5th, 2013

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 luminesca.com 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 LuminescaGame@gmail.com, or tweeting to @Luminesca!

Thank you!

Matt

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shmibs
shmibs Jan 20 2013, 2:57pm 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, 5:12pm 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
shmibs Jan 23 2013, 12:41pm 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, 12:49pm 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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xRidlerx
xRidlerx Jan 16 2013, 11:51am says:

This game is beautiful and very relaxing to play.
Done a little preview video on it: Youtube.com

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 16 2013, 7:47pm replied:

This is awesome. Thank you!

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DAIKAIJUZ
DAIKAIJUZ Jan 15 2013, 12:29pm says:

Looks great so far. Tracked, and will be pre-ordering! I'll be linking to this on my blog, and posting a full review when it's finished

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 15 2013, 12:54pm replied:

Great, thanks! Be sure to share it! :D

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Tody
Tody Jan 15 2013, 9:47am says:

Here's my full preview of the game: Egamer.co.za

Fantastic work so far, I really enjoyed playing it :) And thanks again for the opportunity :D

All the best.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 15 2013, 11:45am replied:

Awesome, thank you!

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jogeek
jogeek Jan 14 2013, 5:45pm says:

Seems promising. Waiting for a linux build as well. Good luck

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Tody
Tody Jan 14 2013, 1:05pm says:

Sent you an email/PM, hope to hear from you soon! :D

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 14 2013, 2:15pm replied:

Got it thanks, just a little busy responding to everything, sorry for the wait!

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Tody
Tody Jan 14 2013, 7:59pm replied:

Awesome! :D No problems bud, whenever you can is fine! Then I can finish the write-up :) Thanks!

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Luminesca
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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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