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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cruciFICTION Dec 20 2011, 11:03pm says:

This is absolutely beautiful. Tracking, and I'll be donating when I get paid.

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Dec 21 2011, 7:00am replied:

Thanks so much! I don't have a donation system in place right now but I'm aiming to get some kind of pre-order system up in the near future. Watch this space! :)

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evan0605 Jun 8 2011, 3:56pm says:

Are you using a middleware 2D tile based editor?

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CrowbarSka Jun 8 2011, 7:12pm replied:

No, it's pure Unity. It all looks very tiled at the moment because of the big block models I'm using. I'll later break these down into smaller edge parts and make much less blocky levels.

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MudTea May 18 2011, 8:15am says:

This looks very nice, I really like the style!

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jjawinte May 10 2011, 6:12am says:

I really enjoy so much of the fine visual works on Unity and this really looks wonderful. Tracking along too !

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=Dre@meR- Apr 30 2011, 9:30pm says:

Really nice visuals and very original idea of title screen transform in part of a game, but the lum can't just appear in the middle of the screen)
A simple and calm piano composition could just fit in the game perfectly.
Tnx for the work, developers like you bring to this world something very original and beautiful, you show that there is no need in super graphic monsters to rule this industry, just creativity and a love in the work that's all. (and some donations xD)

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka May 1 2011, 5:57am replied:

You're right, and I'll definitely be working on the way Lum appears. As always, a lot of what you see here is very early work-in-progress and mostly just gives off the idea of what to expect later. At the moment I'm focusing more on the underlying systems and coding and I will work on the presentation side of things when I know it works how I want it.

Thanks for the comment. :)

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MattTW Apr 18 2011, 10:23am says:

Nice looking game. =)

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CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Apr 18 2011, 9:33am says:

Competition happening on Twitter! Follow @LuminescaGame to find out how you can win a free pre-order copy and instant access to the preview demo.

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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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