Jun 19, 2014

"Lumino City" - An Incredible Handcrafted Indie Game

Three years in the making, Lumino City is an upcoming game from State Of Play that chose a very unique, and exciting approach to their visual style. Crafting the entire game analog style using paper, cards, miniature lights and motors and then digitizing it, the end result ends up feeling like something Wes Anderson would come up with if he ever took up creating videogames.

The last game that attempted a similar feat mixed a handcrafted environment with the same premise that made Moon compelling- Facepalm games' The Swapper. And let's not forget The Neverhood, for you old school gamers out there.

Sequel to the award-winning game Lume, Lumino City begins where that game left off. 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.

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