State of Play Games, authors of multiple award-winning Lumino City, are giving people another opportunity to experience their game. Those who missed out on the Windows or Mac versions can soon look to playing it on mobile devices.
The star of Lumino City, Lumi, welcomes home her Grandad. However, shortly after his return, he is dramatically kidnapped. Pulled into an adventure full of intrigue, Lumi learns about her Grandad as she gets closer to rescuing him. On the way, Lumi solves puzzles embedded with real objects. She manipulates mechanisms, computers, and windmills.
Puzzle elements aren’t the only realistic objects in the game; the entire city that stages the game is handmade by State of Play Games. Paper, cardboard, glue, small lights and motors create the scenery, forming little gardens that appear to be floating in the sky, city gates and streets, and a tiny house on a cliff. As for the character models, they were filmed.
Lumino City received numerous awards, which especially praised its visual style. Its accolades include the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2015 Artistic Achievement and Best British Game, Indie Prize Showcase 2015 Best Art Award, Develop Games Awards Visual Arts 2015 winner, and more.
There’s no specific release date, but Lumino City will light up on iPads and iPhones “soon.” In the meantime, find out more by visiting the game’s website and keep vigil thanks to State of Play Games’ Twitter.