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Lumino City

By State of Play Games

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Description

** BAFTA - Winner 2015 **
Lumino City is the award winning puzzle adventure crafted entirely by hand out of paper, card, miniature lights, and motors.

Through this gorgeous environment weaves a clever, charming and puzzling adventure. Lumi’s grandfather, the caretaker of Lumino City, has been kidnapped. To find him, you must explore the city and figure out the fascinating mechanisms that power this unique world.

Winner of numerous international awards, including the BAFTA for Artistic Achievement alongside nominations for Innovation and Best British Game, Lumino City now finds its home on the App Store as the perfect tactile experience for iPhone and iPad.

Lumino City has an estimated 8 - 10 hours of gameplay and no In-App Purchases.


Reviews:

“An astonishing place to explore.” - Eurogamer

“Something special worth experiencing. Every scene is awe-inspiring. It's gorgeous.” - GameInformer

“The most beautiful game WIRED has seen in ages.” - WIRED

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

“A benchmark for adventure game design.” - Adventure Gamers

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

“A wide range of wonders to behold... Continually engaging and often inventive puzzles.” - Adventure Gamers

Other Awards include:

** BAFTA - Three Times Nominated & Winner 2015 **
** Develop Awards - Winner **
** BIG Festival - Winner **
** Indie Prize Casual Connect **


Features:

AN ENTIRELY HANDMADE CITY. Everything you see on screen was made using paper, cardboard and glue, miniature lights and motors.

A UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL WORLD TO EXPLORE. Venture beyond the city gates to discover gardens in the sky, boats marooned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug precariously into cliffs.

AWE INSPIRING PUZZLES. Play with real objects within each scene. Control windmills in the clouds, provide power to a house using only lemons plus your own ingenuity, and work out how to win at the most puzzling pinball table ever created.

A PERFECT EXPERIENCE FOR TOUCHSCREENS. With a seamless interface optimised for iPhone / iPad and tactile puzzles made from real materials, you'll feel like you're diving into a miniature world of physical playthings.

RECORD AND SHARE. New for iOS 9, use Replay Kit to screen record full motion video of the wonders you discover, then share it with other players and viewers online and on your social networks.

iCLOUD SYNCING. Switch play between all your iOS devices and pick up where you left off.

FAST DOWNLOAD, BETTER PERFORMANCE. Lumino City uses the latest iOS9 App Thinning technology to ensure you download only what you need. Hard disk space is saved, downloads are faster.


** Lumino City is designed for iOS 9 devices on iPad 3 and above, iPhone 4s and above, and iPod 5th Generation and above.

The game does not officially support iPad 2 (from 2011) or iPad Mini 1 (from 2013).
People's experience with these devices vary.
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What's New in Version 2.1

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Customer Reviews

Pure artistic love !

This is one of those apps that changes societies view of games and apps in general. Artistically I have yet to see any game be as creative in its approach. The amount of love and passion seeps through everything you see and touch in the game. Knowing that everything is handmade, one can see the love that was put into it. Major developers can learn a lot from this game. Not for its puzzle solving or game controls or even its graphical prowess. Because let's be honest the game is great but in comparison there are many great games these days and many look better. But all the millions spent on the next big FPS will not give people the feeling that there are playing something special.
This is more a interactive work of art than anything, which in my opinion is the impression only a great game can leave.
Is this for everyone to download..no , but it does not mean that we should not appreciate it. As a fan of iOS games, the work put into this shows me that the surface has only been scratched in regards to what can be down on this platform. The game is most definitely worth 5 dollars . As we have all spent more on crappy gas station food at some point, so why not support an amazing group of artist that are willing to take risk and make there dream and art a reality.

Playable art

As so many others have said, the look and the art make this game. It's fun just to watch Lumi move around her world (would have enjoyed more freedom to explore). But at the same time, I felt sometimes that the game play was suffering in favor of the look. In particular, in the last bit with the turbine room, you view the "action" from way below and it's impossible to tell what's even going on with the character. I realize that is part of the look and the makers couldn't realistically zoom in on every little thing, but I felt like I missed a lot of details and the inability to manipulate the view was often annoying. Also, the puzzles were...weird. So many I could have scarcely figured out without the "handy manual," but with it, it felt less like a puzzle stretching my own mind and more like following complicated directions. Like building something from ikea. You don't get it, you just do it. In hindsight, that's an interesting twist on a game, but not what I was expecting. Okay, but enough negativity: it is a beautiful and fun game! I enjoyed playing and it was well worth the $5 I spent.

Top-Notch!

Finally, a game with a lot of awards, accolades, recommendations, etc. that is actually WORTH all of the awards, accolades, recommendations, etc. More often than I would like, I have purchased some games based on rave reviews and recommendations from Apple, only to be sadly disappointed. I am realizing that awards and Apple recommendations can be meaningless, and that it is good to read the critical reviews before buying an app. There will always be the typical negative reviews that are common for every app, but that is also where you will know if it is indeed as awesome as it is touted, because if it is not, there will be a consistent stream of critical reviews, usually saying the same thing. (I'm talking to you, Monument Valley.) But this game seems to have almost all 5-star reviews, which I believe it has genuinely earned.
This game has great graphics (and surprisingly hand-made!; I wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't already known), a great story, fun puzzles, cute dialogue between other characters in the game, and cool music. The ending was good too. What a superb game!

Lumino City
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 2.44 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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