With a set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, and sumptuously filmed, Lume is a game with a style unlike any other.
User reviews: Mixed (352 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2011

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Recommended By Curators

"nice little point'n'click game. we are looking froward to play the sequel Lumino City."

Reviews

"Undoubtedly one of the most unique-looking games around."
– Eurogamer

"The best of point and click gaming... amazing visual presentation."
– Jay is Games

"Wow! The effect is breathtaking."
– Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Charming to the extreme."
– Games ™

"A rare treat."
– Bit-Gamer

About This Game

Lume: An illuminating puzzle adventure!

With a set built entirely out of paper and cardboard, and sumptuously filmed, Lume is a game with a style unlike any other.

Power to your grandad’s house has failed. What’s more, he’s nowhere to be seen. Immerse yourself in Lume’s photoreal world, solve perplexing paper puzzles to help restore the power, and uncover a deeper mystery behind the blackout.

This game forms Part 1 of a larger, ongoing story.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 MB available hard drive space
    • Video Card: 800 x 600 minimum screen resolution
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 MB available hard drive space
    • Video Card: 800 x 600 minimum screen resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics:
    • Hard Drive: 35MB
    • Important: Requires Librarys: apt-get install ia32-libs
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
If you want to try this game, I would suggest you to skip this and go straight for "Lumino City".
Lume feels like it's but only a short demo for "Lumino City".

The art style is no doubt a great beauty but...
definitely over priced for such a short and incomplete game.
(My play time is 2.5 hrs due to save file problems)

My save file disappeared and I had to replay from scratch.
This appears to be a common problem posted in the forums.
(Seems to be related to clearing browser cache)
But no warning or patch was done, left with only the solution of finishing it in one sitting.
(which isn't too bad as the game is very short)

The puzzles aren't that hard but a couple are pretty darn confusing.
I've spent more time being confused than actually solving those two.
They have some of the most confusing hints I had ever seen.
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66 of 86 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Too short. I felt like I finished the introduction to a game, but not even a complete episode. It was fun and pretty while it lasted though.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
A short and sweet puzzle adventure game.

I enjoyed the unique looking visuals combined with cute music and confounding puzzles.
If you like similar games it won't disappoint, but since it's very (very, very) short I'd only buy it again if it was on sale.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
This is a charming game, however there are a few issues that are a bit breaking and after seeing that it costs 6.99€ just makes me say DO NOT BUY IT. If you do find it in a bundle however (like I did) sure, get it.

Now it's time for an explanation. The game is cute and your character actually walks around "real" objects, as in, the scenes were filmed with a real camera and then blended into the game.

It's a point and click puzzle game and it isn't an easy one either. Which, again, in itself is fine.

The puzzles are usually either a bit easy to solve or at least to figure out what to do, but there's 1 of them that is really quite horribly difficult to even make sense out of it.

SPOILER about that "tip" for that puzzle, it's a page of a book with the "ONE" in "GRAMAPHONE" underlined, and a #9 on the corner of the page... what this supposedly means is, there's 9 numbers you need (for a locker with 3 digits, therefore 3 sets) and it starts with ONE, then you have to read the text and find either the actuall number like "fig. 2" being the "2" the second number you need, and then "three"... then there's a year, 1887, the "1" is the last number of the second set of numbers and "887" the last one.
The problem with this is, the game gives you NO CLUE what this book is related to or even what to look for, your character only says "A book grandpa's been reading, he wrote something on it" and that's it, you really need a guide or an epiphany to figure it out.

Lastly, and this is what made me say NO about buying this for 6,99€ is that the game... only lasted me a few minutes, seriously, there are like 5 different screens (not counting small camera transitions) and only a dozen of puzzles or so, it's a cute short "story" but it's not even an apetizer, sure, in the end it says "end of lume part 1", but it's a part where you pay 6,99€ to get.


TL;DR

- One of the puzzles is nearly impossible to solve on your own, and crucial to finish the game;
- Even if you get stuck a lot, you can beat the game in only a few minutes, not even 1 hour.


Would I recommend playing this game? Sure, it is a bit fun at most and challenging, you will probably need a guide for 1 or 2 puzzles though and it's an interesting new concept.

Would I recommend buying this game? No, unless you're either filthy rich, or get it with a bundle, seriously.


In terms of the overall game and enjoyability I give it a... maybe 8/10 (without my puzzle issue).
In terms of the price/quality ratio I give it a 1/10 just because it's visually pleasing and new.

Thanks for reading this (if anyone ever does).
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
I wasn't sure whether or not to recommend this game. In the end, I decided to recommend it. Why? Because even though it was extemely short, it was heaps of fun and quite challenging.

Pros:
- Visually pleasing - very nice art which looks like a lot of effort has been put into it.
- Unique puzzles.
- Pleasant music.
- Interesting and fun gameplay.

Cons
- Extemely short - felt more like a demo than an actual game.
- Overpriced - very expensive for what you get. Get it while it's on sale.

If you like point and click puzzle adventure games, I would recommend that you buy this. However, it is not worth it at full price, so I would say wait for it to go on sale. :)
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