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 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!


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Tody Jan 14 2013 says:

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

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CrowbarSka Jan 14 2013 replied:

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

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Tody Jan 14 2013 replied:

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

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quillsaga Jan 14 2013 says:

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 Jan 14 2013 replied:

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 might not even need to read what I have to say :P

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hardpenguin Jan 14 2013 says:

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 Jan 14 2013 replied:

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 Jan 14 2013 replied:

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 Jan 15 2013 replied:

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 Jan 14 2013 replied:

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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Tody Jan 13 2013 says:

This looks fantastic! :D I'm very keen to play and review this. Do you happen to know when the game will be complete? Or if you'll be handing out any review codes?

Thanks! :) Keep up the great work.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Jan 14 2013 replied:

Just sent an invite to your Desura account! Thanks for the support!

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Tody Jan 14 2013 replied:

Wow, that's extremely generous of you :D I'm downloading it right now, I'm really excited :)

Will start playing as soon as it's done, and I'll link you to any coverage I do on the game (will only do the full review when the game is complete)

Thanks a lot buddy, and best of luck with the rest of development :)

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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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