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Essays 22 June 2020, 02:32

author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

Beautiful, Unusual Games with Unique Graphics

"Playability matters, not graphics" is often the justification for poor visuals. Graphics, however, can be much more than beautiful or ugly. It can also be ingenious, intriguing, and unusual, and these are the examples of the most unique games.

Lumino City

  1. Released: 2014
  2. Developer: State of Play Games
  3. Genre: puzzle adventure

A little girl, looking like a paper doll, rushes to help her kidnapped grandfather. The plot itself is much different from the theme of saving the world or winning wars with a single rifle. Lumino City is a charming production full of great logical puzzles, which at once captivates with artistic style.

At first glance, it resembles the designs that are made in the lower classes of Primary School, when complex structures are made from paper, glue, boxes, straws, caps and a number of other things. The developers actually spent a lot of time building their own imaginary world and then moving it to the screens, which resulted in a fairly original 2.5 D visuals style. Here, we explore various locations of a fantasy land from the children's imagination, accompanied by not so simple logical puzzles. And if anyone doesn't get enough of Lumino City there's the first part of the story – Lume.

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