January 23rd, 2013 | By Mike Gnade
Luminesca is an underwater exploration game by Matt Glanville that already looks remarkable and is available for 50% off ($4.99) during it’s alpha/pre-order stage. After preordering from the Luminesca website, you will get access to Work-in-Progress and Alpha Builds. After playing through a bit of the alpha build and first chapter, I would describe Luminesca as a charming exploration and puzzle game. It’s visuals remind me a little bit of Limbo meets Aquaria (two great indie games) and the soundtrack is charming. The big thing the game needs right now is a game map so that what you’ve explored and it would also be helpful to have some objectives or a nav point listed on such a map. The game is very playable in its current form and it will be interesting to see how the game evolves before it’s final release.