*Editor's Note: The Geek Getaway was provided a code for the Lumote PC Preview Build
Lumote is an upcoming 3D Platformer-Puzzler by new indie studio, Luminawesome Studios. The title aims to release on Steam in early 2020.
Most of the game involves hopping around as a small, bio-luminescent creature, Lumote. Lumote must save its world from a dangerous force known as Mastermote. Mastermote lies in secrecy, but its influence can be seen everywhere thanks to the aggressive, red neon drenching the landscape.
|While the world of Lumote is sunk somewhere deep in a lost abyss,|
the pulsing lights make it feel a little less lonesome.
The majority of the game focuses on lite-platforming action and possession-based puzzle-solving. Lumote can latch onto other wildlife for a variety of results. Some creatures extend or recoil, building or breaking necessary bridges. Others, like the cute, cuboid monstrosities that beep-boop "Hello," help power-up the environment and open checkpoints.
Puzzles grow organically in difficulty, building seamlessly on previous challenges. While no level is distressingly difficult, Lumote never holds the player's hand. It is up to them to take what they learn and overcome each new hurdle.
|Lumote also features a "Puzzle Timer" that can be toggled on or off.|
It helps incentivize speedrunning through all sections for shiny, new best time records.
Lumote is to be a puzzle game worth keeping an eye on. Even in its preview state, Lumote's pieces all come together competently and confidently. I look forward to seeing how the luminescent title continues shining on next year.
|While finishing sections of each biome is a triumph,|
the threat of Mastermote always looms ahead.
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