Lumino City

Developer: State of Play Games

Current Version: 1.0.22

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 812.8 MB - Download

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◆ BAFTA Winner 2015 ◆
◆ IGF 2015 Finalist ◆
◆ DICE Award 2015 Finalist ◆
◆ Indie Prize 2015 Finalist ◆

“The most beautiful game WIRED has seen in ages”
Wired UK

"A benchmark for adventure game design”
Adventure Gamers

“Unlike almost any other video game you've ever played....It's wow."
Kotaku

Lumino City is a Puzzle Adventure game, and the sequel to the award winning Lume. Begin by exploring the city, and using your ingenuity piece together all sorts of puzzling mechanisms to help the people who live in its unique world. Discover gardens in the sky, towers marooned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug precariously into cliffs.

To create the environment, a ten foot high model city was built by hand and by laser cutter, with each motor and light wired up individually, bringing the scenes to luminous life.


◆ You play Lumi, who is catapulted into an epic journey and a hunt for Grandad after his dramatic kidnap. Explore the unusual dwellings beyond the city gates and finding out more about her intriguing Grandad's life along the way. Is he all he seems?

◆ A truly unique game environment. Everything you see on screen was made using paper, cardboard and glue. State of Play built a ten foot high model city, using laser cutting, miniature lights and motors to bring it to life.

◆ State of Play collaborated with award-winning architects, fine-artists, prop-makers and animators, and each discipline brought something unique to the design and execution of the finished game.


“Continually engaging and often inventive puzzles. A wide range of wonders to behold...One of the most alluring visual extravaganzas in recent memory"
Adventure Gamers

“An astonishing place to explore”
Eurogamer

“Something special worth experiencing. Every scene is awe-inspiring”
GameInformer

“It's a huge, intricate world. Lumino City has a distinct and wonderful personality. Stunning”
The Verge

“Incredible craftsmanship. Magical atmosphere”
Gamesblog

Lumino City is the sequel to Lume, also available in the App Store. It's not essential to play Lume before this game, but please check it out if you enjoy Lumino City.

Lumino City is in English only at present.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by martin doudoroff

Visual triumph, so-so game - By any reasonable standard, this game is an amazing accomplishment and is utterly worth experiencing. I did encounter some performance problems when running full screen on a Mac Pro that’s a few years old. (Leaving full screen mode worked around my problem. Your mileage may vary.) The obvious comparisons with this game are Machinarium and Monument Valley, which are both extremely accomplished animated stories interrupted by puzzles. Lumino City and Machinarium have fairly similar approaches to the puzzles and are more challenging than Monument Valley. The difference here is that I plain lost patience with Lumino City’s puzzles: like everything else in this game, they LOOK great, but I found most (not all) of them unoriginal, arbitrary and tedious, and eventually resorted to a walk-through to get past many of them to where Lumino City really shines, which is the visuals and design. (A few puzzles, like the Spinning House, are really cool.) I also very much appreciated the finishing touches on this game, which are the lovely 2D animated sequences at the start and finish.

Found helpful by 45 out of 48 people
1/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by limper55

handy man book is foreign language?! - i give up—the book is foreign language!? why is this rated so highly?

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by mikebenda

Visually intriguing, sometimes uneven game - This is a visually intriguing game; based on an unusual concept and well-designed. The story is weak and pretty much hides in the background. I personally find it uninteresting. The puzzles range from easy to practically impossible. There are no hints or clues on what you are supposed to do if you get stuck. There is a help manual, where you have to figure out which page to turn to by solving a math problem, but it just gives you the solution. I have no idea how the binary punchcard puzzle is supposed to work — and I used to be a programmer (and used punchcards a long time ago). I encountered one serious problem, the crashed and, when I relaunched it, I found myself two puzzles back from where I was when I had started playing. Meaning I had to play the tedius ferris-wheel and guitar puzzles again. The game didn’t periodically save my progress, nor did it save my progress after completing a puzzle. I’m not sure if the crash could be blamed on the game or the OS (as a lot of apps seem to crash lately) but not saving is not cool.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by KingPurply

amazing, organic, deep - This is a great concept - create an entire set and landscape with paper, lights and motors and film it from many angles to make the scenery of a point and click adventure game. It works well, the city etc look fantastic and pseudo realistic. Kudos also for a great concept well executed - I work in gaming and my breath was taken away by the visuals. If there is one minor critique it is that the animated characters are not drawn in quite the same style as the backdrops. I have to clarify that this is a very minor quibble. I’ve only played the game for an hour or so, but it seems deep and well structured. Even flipping the pages of the book that Lumi gets at the start, i was amazed to see that it contains literally hundreds of technical illustrations. I have no idea how much of them relate to the game’s problem solving, but I’m hopeful. Oh, the intro is also extremely well done. It has an extremely cool and lovely way of presenting the story, at the same time as showing the credits. I loved it! I also loved how the line drawings morphed into the set after the intro. So, i’m looking fwd to diving deeper. What i’ve seen so far is excellent and innovative.

Found helpful by 7 out of 11 people
5/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by TravisAK

unbelievably gorgeous. - Remember the first time you played Myst and Riven? This is the first game since that has opened up such a new experience. Worth every penny. Headphones and a large HD screen are a must.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
4/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by ,&

Visually very good, but short - This game looks great. The puzzles are ok, but not overly hard, especially in comparison to other puzzle/adventure games. The story is somewhat lacking; to the point that most of the actual story telling takes place during the ending credits. The biggest weakness was the game’s length, which is only a few hours. The puzzles could have been stretched out, with more storyline added, to make for a longer and more interesting game.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 1.0.22
Review by martin doudoroff

Visual triumph, so-so game - By any reasonable standard, this game is an amazing accomplishment and is utterly worth experiencing. I did encounter some performance problems when running full screen on a Mac Pro that’s a few years old. (Leaving full screen mode worked around my problem. Your mileage may vary.) The obvious comparisons with this game are Machinarium and Monument Valley, which are both extremely accomplished animated stories interrupted by puzzles. Lumino City and Machinarium have fairly similar approaches to the puzzles and are more challenging than Monument Valley. The difference here is that I plain lost patience with Lumino City’s puzzles: like everything else in this game, they LOOK great, but I found most (not all) of them unoriginal, arbitrary and tedious, and eventually resorted to a walk-through to get past many of them to where Lumino City really shines, which is the visuals and design. (A few puzzles, like the Spinning House, are really cool.) I also very much appreciated the finishing touches on this game, which are the lovely 2D animated sequences at the start and finish.

Found helpful by 45 out of 48 people
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