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Aaru's Awakening
Aug 21, 2013 @ 5:31am
Apr 16 @ 3:21pm
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Release date: Q1 2014
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About the Game:

Aaru's Awakening is a hand drawn 2D action platformer. The game requires players to make the most of Aaru's two mobile abilities - teleportation and charging - as he travels through the world of Lumenox to defeat an evil entity. These two abilities are at the heart of every level design throughout the game, to make a challenging and fluid experience.

The world of Lumenox consists of a balance between Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night. But the balance is being compromised by a dark menace from the domain of Night. As a last hope Dawn sends out his champion, Aaru, to travel all the way to Night’s domain and restore balance.

The game is created with a transcendent, dreamy art style where everything starts on paper. By doing the line on paper we are able to achieve a certain charm that is often lost when an image is done entirely digital - approaching the entire production in a fairly old school way. The music is carefully crafted to further enhance your experience with dreamy hymns, that capture the mood of the game. The storyline is expressed through cut scenes.

Key Features:
  • Hand-drawn Art - Unique art style drawn by hand.

  • Compelling Story - Artistic narrated cut-scenes.

  • Dreamy Music - Dreamy hymns that immerse you into the Lumenox world

  • Four Domains - Four domains in the world of Lumenox - each with their own unique flavour.

  • Intuitive Gameplay - Intuitive game play with teleportation and charging mechanics at the heart of the design.

    Press Reactions:

    Originally posted by PC Gamer:
    If you’re jonesing for some top-quality platforming action (and who isn’t, really), you should keep an eye on Aaru’s Awakening
    Originally posted by Gaming Portugal, Game Reviewer:
    Aaru's Awakening is one of the most promising games we've seen in Greenlight and this year.
    Originally posted by IndieStatik:
    This might be the most beautiful artwork I've ever seen in a game.
    Originally posted by VGNaut:
    Can easily be compared to indie games like Braid and Bastion with its great soundtrack, art style and gameplay.
    Originally posted by Rawket Lawncher:
    Lumenox Games will soon punch the feace of digital video gaming to K.O. with Aaru's Awakening
    Originally posted by Indie Retro News:
    A 2D Action Platformer with stunning detail!
    Originally posted by Greenlit Gaming:
    The fact that Aaru’s Awakening has not been greenlit yet perplexes me to no end.
    Originally posted by Coin Arcade:
    This Hand-Drawn 2D Platformer Will Be Your Next Favourite Game Ever
    Originally posted by MTV:
    Looks and Plays Great

    About us

    Lumenox Games is an indie game developer currently working on their first title - Aaru's Awakening. We are a team of 8 men and women, with our HQ based in Iceland. Aaru's Awakening has been in development for a little more than a year and will be released Q1 2014. Our mission is to make Aaru's Awakening a truly memorable game for everyone, creating an experience unlike others with a unique art style and intuitive gameplay.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jan 28 @ 11:18am
Aaru's Awakening PC [First Impressions]
May 31 @ 1:25am
[PC-DEMO] Aaru's Awakening Gameplay
Jul 3 @ 5:44pm
Small request to the developers
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MrsKittyhawk Aug 8 @ 2:20am 
Will this game ever be released?
cashmaster Aug 1 @ 11:06pm 
The demo was amazing, and I plan on doing a gameplay video of it.
Fear Jul 22 @ 8:04am 
This game deserves the best indie game of the year 2014 award.
I played the demo it was awesome!,but the game looks too short for me 4 locations? that's like a 1 hour gameplay hope you guys will make it longer and add more acts (or whatever they are called
wastelander artyom Jul 15 @ 7:22am 
this games demo was great. i am happy to see a non 8 bit retro game
SeishinChikyu Jul 11 @ 4:22pm 
How close is it to being released for purchase?
Cursedragon Jun 28 @ 1:52pm 
Any news from the game?
*J3oss* Jun 19 @ 1:38pm 
Lumenox Games  [author] May 26 @ 4:25am 
@Alarun.Kan There will be a controller support for the final version. We have it working already :)
Alarun.Kan May 22 @ 1:06am 
Epic Game. I really like it, But You need to add controller support for the PC version... Demo Full Walkthrough :