LUNA The Shadow Dust

Coconut Island Games, Lantern Studio, Application Systems Heidelberg

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
73
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 32 critic reviews
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LUNA The Shadow Dust

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 13, 2020

Developer: Lantern Studio

Publishers: Coconut Island Games, Application Systems Heidelberg

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Inspired by the adventure games of old, LUNA The Shadow Dust is a moving tale of two playable companions drawn together in a hand-animated puzzle adventure, featuring a breathtaking original soundtrack and beautiful 2D cinematics. TO LIGHT A CANDLE IS TO CAST A SHADOW Behind the shadow of reality, an enchanted world awaits illumination. Experience the magical journey of a young boy and his companion as they solve puzzles and trace back the memories of old, brought to life with visually stunning, wordless cinematics. Enter the ancient tower that stands at the edge of the world and discover the hand-drawn cinematics, intricate puzzles and haunting music of this indie gem. TRADITIONAL FRAME BY FRAME CHARACTER ANIMATION 12 frames per second, 3 layers per frame. Over 250 animations and 20 minutes of cinematics. A nostalgic and time-consuming process - but really worth the challenge for a small indie team of four. SINGLE PLAYER MODE WITH DUAL CHARACTER CONTROL Solve puzzles from different perspectives. Discover a story of true courage with two playable characters drawn together through an inseparable bond. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX Spark your imagination and solve a wide variety of puzzles, presented in gorgeous hand-drawn environments. Puzzles work standalone, requiring no 'hidden items' or player backtracking. LESS READING, MORE CINEMATICS We replaced a dialogue system with a series of beautifully hand-animated cinematics telling a mysterious story. ENGAGING ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Our composer created an original soundtrack, designed to immerse the player in the emotional highs and lows of the story, kindling goose-bumps along the journey.

LUNA The Shadow Dust Critic Reviews

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PC Gamer

Unknown Author
72 / 100
PC Gamer

An enchanting adventure that boasts some magical hand-drawn animation, but will inevitably leave some players perplexed.

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Eurogamer

Unknown Author
Recommended
Eurogamer

From its winning art to its calming music and puzzle design, Luna has a lot going for itself.

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I wanted to explore Luna's world and soak in its sights for hours. Many of its puzzles are rewarding, but a few stinkers mar the experience

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IGN Italy

Unknown Author
8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Luna: The Shadow Dust is a lovely fable dressed up as a classic point and click adventure. The art direction, the visual style and the soundtrack are simply beautiful, while the gameplay mechanics convey in a solid way the path to the consciousness of the main character. The puzzles are gentle and interesting, but sometimes the game plays too much safe and it feels a little bit too light. Anwyay, Luna: The Shadow Dust let the players live a handful of heartwarming hours.

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