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Aaru's Awakening

Aaru's Awakening is a dynamic platform game developed by the indie studio Lumenox Games. The game takes the players to a fantasy world that exists thanks to the balance between the domains that can be found there: Dawn, Dusk, Day, and Night.

Arcade | platform | 2D | indie games

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Aaru’s Awakening for PC, PS3 and PS4 was initially a project of a group of Icelandic students that won them the first place in the Icelandic Gaming Industry Game Creator competition. This victory made them turn the project into a full game and develop it as Lumenox Games studio. Aaru’s Awakening is an arcade platform game that has unique, hand-drawn 2D visuals.

The Plot

The game takes place in a fantasy world known as Lumenox. Its existence is possible only thanks to the balance between the four domains that can be found there: Dawn, Dusk, Day, and Night. When Night began its expansion and started taking over the place of the remaining domains, Lumenox was brought to the brink of destruction. As a last resort, Dawn sents out its champion, Aaru, to battle.

Even though the plot may not seem that engaging, it plays a bigger role that one could assume. Developers created a climatic narration that shows us the story as we go through the game’s maps. All of them are located in four domains of Lumenox (including Night), which makes our adventure more diverse.


Gamplay in Aaru’s Awakening for PC, PS3 and PS4 focuses on jumping from one platform to another, fighting with the enemies, and solving simple puzzles and riddles. Aaru can use two special powers, teleportation on short distances and charge, to gain access to areas normally unaccesible and to destroy some of the obstacles.

Technical Aspects

As it was previously mentioned, Aaru’s Awakening for PC, PS3 and PS4 has hand-drawn 2D visuals inspired by the animated movies from the 1970’s. The game offers only a single player campaign.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 2,3 / 10 based on 4 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 1.2 / 10 based on 38 votes.

PEGI rating Aaru's Awakening

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game may be frightening or scary for young children. Game contains depictions of violence.

Aaru's Awakening System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/7/8
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