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 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

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.

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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!

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DAIKAIJUZ
DAIKAIJUZ

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

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

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Tody
Tody

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

Awesome, thank you!

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jogeek
jogeek

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

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Tody
Tody

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

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka

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

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Tody
Tody

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

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quillsaga
quillsaga

Tracking the game, very promising and with a beautiful art style. I'm a sucker for games with a great art style, should purchase if there are more vids or such I can watch, so I'm looking forward to @Tody's review :D

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Tody
Tody

Awesome stuff :D I'll only review the game when it's completed (all 5 chapters are out), but I am working on a hands-on/preview which should be out tomorrow! :) I will link it!

Spoiler alert: If you're a sucker for games with a great art style...you might not even need to read what I have to say :P

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hardpenguin
hardpenguin

Hey! When (approximately) can we expect a Linux build? I would like to purchase the game because it looks promising but can I be sure about Linux build? This is the only platform I use so that's important to me.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka

Luminesca is currently using Unity 3, which doesn't support Linux. However, Unity 4 does, so it's just a case of porting it over and making sure nothing gets broken in the process. I was planning to do this after launch so it should be pretty soon provided nothing goes wrong!

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hardpenguin
hardpenguin

But no guarantee, right? I guess I won't buy it (at least for now) then and wait for the Linux version to come. Game looks very interesting and I was taking my wallet our already but I don't want to get the game which may not support my operating system (especially because I've got some cases in the past when I had problems with Linux builds of games even when they were officially supported).

P.S. Shouldn't porting to newer version of Unity be done on as early level of developing, as possible? I mean it may be troublesome when you'll implement more features and levels to the game.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka

Thought you might like to know that I upgraded the project to Unity 4 today and it seemed to go very smoothly with no noticeable repercussions! I'm going to install Ubuntu tomorrow and test it on that, and send it around to some friends who use Linux.

I'll make the Linux build public as soon as I'm confident it works as well as the PC and Mac builds!

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka

I completely understand your reservations! I don't have a system running Linux just yet so it's going to take a little while to be able to put out a build I feel confident with. In all honesty I would hold off on your purchase for now and watch this space!

I agree that the sooner it's ported the better. I decided to get the Windows and Mac builds out there first and use this as a milestone point to begin the upgrade.

Thanks for your interest! I'll get to work on it ASAP.

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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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