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 (283 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2011

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Lume

 

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

PC
Mac
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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Simple puzzle game.
I love solving the puzzles.

Too bad it's kinda short.
But at the end it said that this is Lume: part 1.
I'll be waiting for the next part.
Posted: October 3
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.6 hrs on record
While pretty, the game is so incredibly short, it's almost insulting. This review is in the spirit of the game.
Posted: September 27
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.3 hrs on record
Short and sweet. Waiting for the sequel.
Posted: October 13
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.7 hrs on record
First off: this is a game about the aesthetic. The hand-made set and camera moves makes this game among the prettiest I've ever played. It's also super short, serving as a taster for the upcoming Lumino City, made in the same handcrafted way - I personally can't wait to explore a bigger world that's this beautiful.

♥♥♥♥les:
- It sucks that the resolution is so low. It takes away from the awesomeness of the visuals, which is what the game's about in the first place.
- The puzzles aren't that clever or anything. But it's a point and click, so what can one expect.

It's cheap. It's beautiful. Buy it.
Posted: September 29
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.8 hrs on record
Cute but short. It was mostly meh.
Posted: October 1
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2.0 hrs on record
You will probably like this game, or not. It's really debatable if it's a game to buy or not. I thought the idea of putting flash animations on a model was really neat and deserves praise. The big problem was that it's short. It's REALLY short. I get the point of doing episodes, but it was unclear if there was going to be a sequel until I looked at the depeloper's page on the Steam store (and yes, there will be).
Otherwise, some puzzles were easy, and some others were harder than necessary. But it was fun none the less.

All in all, buy this game only if it's on sale or if you're willing to buy the upcoming episodes.
Posted: October 4
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
And incredibly adorable point and click game with a wonderful aesthetic and puzzles ranging from simple to complex.
Posted: June 24
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
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. :)
Posted: June 12
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
The puzzles were lame. Most were extremely simple, though I couldn't figure out when there was supposed to be a number in "Gramophone".

The game began a story, showed me the village and the path to it, but then abruptly ended with a "thanks for playing episode 1". The entire game wasn't even a full intro, it felt more like a demo.
Posted: August 1
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
It's a nice looking game, but not particularly challenging. If you're lucky you'll get an hour of playtime out of it. Not worth $6.
Posted: July 1
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Puzzles are obscure and not very well communicated. Very short. Ends with a "to be continued" but there hasn't been an update since.
Posted: June 19
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
A very pretty and short point and click adventure game, almost worth buying just for the graphical style.
Except that its puzzles are super unintuitive, there's no game-internal hint system and the story doesn't go anywhere.

Cute, but ultimately not worth your time.
Posted: July 22
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
The most ridiculous game i have ever played.It is a flash game and the puzzles are too easy.I didn't even try to beat the game.If i didn't get this for free i definitely wouldn't buy it.The price is too damn high.
Posted: June 19
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Nicely done, but really too short.
Seriously.
Posted: June 11
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
The game has nice visuals, but that's about all there is. Rather boring "story", a few puzzles, and some melody in the background. It's more of a technology preview than a proper game. Play it only if you can get it for free or for a few cents. Definitely not worth more than a dollar.
Posted: May 23
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.8 hrs on record
It's a beautiful game and I love the concept, but the game is far too short. Additionally, this is supposed to be episode one of a larger series, but it's been three YEARS with no new episodes. If you like to collect games with new art styles or you don't mind spending a few bucks for an hour or two of entertainment, go ahead and get it. I wouldn't recommend it otherwise at this time.
Posted: July 7
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.9 hrs on record
tl;dr Short, overpriced, boring, pretetious. Also buggy on Linux. Avoid.
Posted: June 28
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.9 hrs on record
I found this game disappointing. I bought it ages ago in a Groupees bundle and was intrigued by the unique but fine quality art style. I'm the type of person who puts off playing games, but I played this one right away.

It was very short and I didn't feel like the puzzles were very satisfying. There was one puzzle that I had to look up how to solve, (this seems to be a common issue) but the rest I solved before even getting their clues. I would find items that were completely useless for me. I kept expecting to leave the house after fixing it up, but the game just... ended.

Right now as it is I can't recommend it. I feel like it's definitely unfinished storywise and the difficulty is baffling to me. If it at least had steam trading cards I could say, "play it if you get it in a bundle" but as it is, I can't even say that. I'd say just look at the pictures or watch the trailer because you'll get all the charm of the art, but none of the disappointment of the actual game.

Note: I am NOT one of the people who criticize this game for its length. I love Hamlet (also on steam) and it's only thirty minutes long. What bothers me is that it feels incomplete and the puzzles weren't fun to me.
Posted: July 14
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.0 hrs on record
rip off where is the rest of the game?
Posted: July 4
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.8 hrs on record
In the ever-expanding gold mine of cheap yet insanely fun games on Steam, Lume is a dud. Beatenin less than an hour, the puzzles are simple and easy (with the exception of one very obscure solution). If I remember correctly, I got this game in a bundle with several others for around $6, which is actually the full price of this game now. I would advise to wait for a similar bundle or steam sale if this game really interests you.
Posted: August 7
Was this review helpful? Yes No