Lumote has been doing the rounds on PC for a little while already, picking up some critical acclaim in the process. Now though the super-colourful, highly-intriguing puzzle platformer is gearing up for full launch on PC, Stadia and console – with a March 2022 release date now confirmed for Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles.
Coming from the indie games publishing label of Wired Productions and their friends and development team of Luminawesome Games Ltd., the mesmerising 3D puzzle platformer, Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles, is getting set to launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia and PC come March 24th 2022.
And if you think that six weeks or so is too long to wait, you may well like to check out the surprise launch of a demo version which is available over on Steam right now for PC players.
Further, Wired Productions and the award-winning composer Paul Ruskay have also unveiled the Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles Double Vinyl – something which is available to pre-order now for £35 / $45. This will let you submerge yourself in the hypnotic soundtrack with the brand-new limited print double vinyl, featuring the work of award-winning composer Paul Ruskay as he takes listeners on a majestical electronica journey through the Great Depths. It promises to be nothing but stunning, as the score communicates through music the key moments and emotional states of Lumote, deep and trance-like, the soundtrack is a monumental adventure from start to finish. This vinyl is limited to 500 pressings
So what are we getting come March? Well, Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles expands on the early access PC game as Luminawesome look to deliver a complete version of the critically acclaimed release. This delivers additional story and manages to create a whole new game world, letting players play as the mighty Mastermote, with a new level of challenges, puzzles, and collectibles.
The latest gameplay trailer helps get a better understanding of this, with it narrated by Michelle Rocha, developer and co-founder of Luminawesome Games, players are taken on a journey through The Great Depths guided by the curious and adorable protagonist, Lumote. The trailer goes deep into the underwater world where players are introduced to the bioluminescent creatures, known as the Motes, who spend their lives deep in the bioverse, content with living on the rhythms found in the electronica soundscape.
When the shift causes the Great Depths to turn red, the squishy hero, Lumote, embarks on an epic odyssey to return the world to blue. Lumote must possess, jump, and think its way through a world of puzzles. To aid in the quest, Lumote’s ability to possess Motes will help reach areas not normally accessible. For every puzzle Lumote completes opening flower gates, it is one step closer to finding Mastermote!
The key features of Lumote include:
- Seafoam Moocher Squish, bop, and bounce through the world around you. Lumote is extremely curious, highly inquisitive, and adorable!
- That’s one big world! The world of Lumote is a single massive environment with numerous puzzles separated into towers. Each tower marks your mastery of a specific Mote and unlocks a new set of puzzles to explore.
- Solve intricate puzzles Set in a 3D puzzle adventure, clever and logical level design ease players in whilst increasing the complexity with each Mote you meet.
- Gorgeous sounds A stunning score accompanies you, deep and trance-like that will take you on a majestical electronica soundscape journey.
- Luminated game engine Using the original rEngine, Lumote’s puzzles are all interconnected, and you can seamlessly go from one puzzle to the next as you progress.
- Once you complete your first playthrough, switch roles and continue into a whole new world as Mastermote!
“Taking Lumote from its original concept of ‘Bump’ at Game Jam and translating that into the complete Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles game we have created today has been an experience like no other,” said, Kyle Rocha, co-founder of Luminawesome Games. “Five years later, it feels like a dream to be able to announce the release date, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on the game!”
“We are ecstatic to be able to reveal the release date for Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles, while introducing players to the various unique and adorable creatures found within The Great Depths.” Said Neil Broadhead, Head of Marketing at Wired Productions. “At Wired, we are proud to be working alongside the Luminawesome team, supporting and furthering the development of Lumote, while creating an enchanting Vinyl to complete this release.”
You’ll find that Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles’ limited physical edition is available to pre-order via the Wired Productions Store and it’s here where Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions include a double-sided folded poster, reverse inlay, a unique set of stickers featuring the bioluminescent hero, plus a digital download for the Lumote EP, and instructions for how to crochet your very own Lumote. The physical release will be available on PlayStation 4 for €19.99 / $19.99 / £15.99 and Nintendo Switch €29.99 / $29.99 / £24.99.
You’ll also be able to pick up Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles digitally as it launches on march 24th 2022 on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Will you be picking it up?