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Lumo is an isometric love letter to ’80s game development


Lumo is an isometric adventure from the mind of Gareth Noyce, a former Ruffian co-founder and now head of Lumo developer Triple Eh? Ltd. It’s supposedly a modern take on the style, but also a love letter to the “golden age” of British game development. 

As a rotund kid with an oversized hat, you explore over 400 rooms, solving puzzles and seeking out secrets. Expect to mess with physics, materialise objects, dodge traps and do light platforming in this little adventure.

The game will be peppered with “subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the days of the UK’s Sinclair ZX Spectrum Personal Computer and beyond”.

It sounds like a good one for that nostalgia trip for all you oldies out there. Yes, you. You are old. Sorry.

The press release was really bigging the game up, calling it “the first great game of 2016”, repeatedly. While the video looks pretty cool, it’s a very bold statement to make.

The game will make its debut at EGX in September, but there’s no release date announced as yet. My guess would be January 1 – that way it at least has a chance of being the first great game of 2016.

Decide if it could live up to the hyperbole by watching the trailer below: