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Lumo: A Puzzle-Platformer With a Name That Means “Enchantment” in Finnish

Lumo: A Puzzle-Platformer With a Name That Means "Enchantment" in Finnish

Lumo: A Puzzle-Platformer With a Name That Means "Enchantment" in Finnish

Publisher Rising Star Games and Helsinki-based indie developer Triple Eh?/Gareth Noyce invite us to see what happens when an old-school isometric game collides with a modern GPU


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Arachnophobe alert: There be at least one semi-cartoonish, rather large spider here

Lumo is an isometric arcade-adventure reminiscent of such 8-bit classics as Head Over Heels, Knightlore, Alien 8, Chimera and Solstice. In fact, developer Triple Eh? describes it as Head Over Heels meets Solstice with a dash of modern Zelda.

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You’ll play a young child lost in the depths of a mysterious castle that’s part museum, part death-trap. You must traverse 400+ rooms — each a self-contained challenge — in four unique zones.

The game also includes six hidden mini-games and many secrets to uncover. You’ll confront physical and logic puzzles, bring ancient machinery to life and uncover hidden areas in order to escape to the outside. 

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Additionally, you’ll find many layers of nods and winks to games of the ’80s and ’90s, and plenty of easter eggs. According to Triple Eh?, Lumo is a true love letter to the golden age of gaming…adventures don’t get much more heart-warming than this! 

Having been Greenlit, the game will be available soon on Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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