We’re Luminawesome Games, a small team of four core members based in Vancouver, Canada, and we’re super excited to announce that our 3D puzzle platformer, Lumote:The Mastermote Chronicles, is squishing, bopping and bouncing its way onto Xbox One today! Making Lumote has been a real labor of love. It is, without doubt, our passion project. It makes us immensely proud to see what started out as an Unreal Global Game Jam-winning project finally launch on the Xbox Store!
The game is set in the Great Depths, a sprawling aquatic world filled with bioluminescent creatures known as ‘Motes’ who spend their lives deep in the bioverse, living on the rhythms of the electronica soundscape. In the game you play as Lumote, a cute, squishy, bio-luminescent creature on a mission to overthrow the Mastermote. To do so, you’ll need to descend through an expansive maze-like series of platforms, and take control of the world’s inhabitants on your quest to seize control.
As you can see from the images here, the game is full of vibrant neon colours and has an inviting relaxing atmosphere (and soundtrack), and will, we hope, present gamers with a number of rather clever colour-based puzzles to navigate!
So, let’s dive into the bioverse and take a closer look at some of the key features found within Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles.
Complex and Evolving Puzzles
Gameplay revolves around solving a series of self-contained puzzle rooms, which increase in complexity with each Mote you meet. Once you complete your first playthrough, players can switch roles and take on an even more complex series of puzzles, as the Mastermote!
‘Possession’ is the core mechanic found within the game, this refers to Lumote’s ability to take control of the world’s inhabitants in order to help solve puzzles. This is what allows Lumote to truly interact with the world around it.
Each Mote has a unique set of abilities, which players can continually discover as they progress through the game. Early on, players will meet the ‘Dumbat’, a bizarre little block which powers any other Mote it is resting on. Combining this with the friendly sea slug-like creature, the ‘Hover Mover’, allows players to transport ‘Dumbat’ wherever they see fit in order to complete the puzzle.
We like to think of the Motes as adorable, luminescent ‘tools’ to help Lumote take over the world to overthrow the mighty Mastermote!
In the game players will squish, bop and bounce through the world around them. Lumote is extremely curious, highly inquisitive and adorable! You might start the game for the puzzles, but we hope you’ll stay for the super-cute Lumote, who we wanted to present an emotional connection to players through non-verbal expressions.
The Greatest Depths
The Great Depths is a single massive environment with over 50 puzzles separated by towers. Each of these towers marks the players mastery of a specific Mote and unlocks a whole new set of puzzles to explore. There are no loading screens. Instead, the world has been specifically designed using our bespoke rEngine – an original engine built from the ground up for Lumote – so that players can stand anywhere and see all of the progress they have made and everything they have left to do.
Within this world, we have purposely created a contrast between the ominous darkness surrounding each level and the luminous blue and red pathways. Everything that glows is of great importance, and the vibrancy of the environment ties into the level of importance something has within the puzzle itself. This, accompanied by the audio design, enhances the organic, yet cybernetic feel of the aquatic, bioluminescent world that Lumote resides in.
We encourage players to stop at any point within Lumote, and take in everything surrounding them – it’s such a visually appealing, highly immersive world, which we hope players can take pure enjoyment, and maybe even some inspiration, from.
At the greatest depths is the unlikeliest, cutest, hero! Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles is available from today on the Xbox Store.
Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
Squish, bop and bounce through the world around you. Lumote is extremely curious, highly inquisitive and adorable! You might start the game for the puzzles, but you’ll stay for the beyond cute Lumote, who manages to deliver an emotional connection to players through non-verbal expressions!
The Greatest Depths
The world Lumote lives in 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 as you descend, heading deeper into the Great Depths. After mastering all the motes from the first world, players will be put to the test in a masterclass, taking control of the Mastermote in a different world!
Complex and Evolving Puzzles
Set in a 3D world full of puzzles and adventure, clever and logical level design eases players in the role of Lumote, and its connection with the world, whilst increasing the complexity with each Mote you meet. The entire world and every puzzle are visible at all times.
A stunning score accompanies you on a majestical electronica journey, as The Great Depths communicates through music to inform you of key moments and the emotional states of Lumote.
Using the original rEngine, Lumote’s puzzles are all interconnected and you can seamlessly go from one puzzle to the next as you progress with zero loading times. As you journey through The Great Depths, you can look down and see what’s left to do and look up and see all the progress you’ve made soundscape, on one epic journey!
See the world of Lumote through the photo mode. Find the perfect angle and share online as Lumote poses for the camera!
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- Jane Foster joins the Marvel’s Avengers roster as the Mighty Thor in a free update.
- She possesses all the strength and power of a God of Thunder, but with human touches all her own.
- This update adds to a game already packed with content, including a sprawling single-player story campaign, ten playable heroes, and endless multiplayer action for up to four players.
We hope you’re amped up because Jane Foster, The Mighty Thor, is now playable in Marvel’s Avengers as a free update!
The arrival of the Mighty Thor adds a third flying warrior to the Marvel’s Avengers roster for new team compositions and fresh co-op play. We’ll get into the specifics of her combat kit below, but first, backstory!
The rad lady that is Dr. Jane Foster first appeared as the Goddess of Thunder in 2014’s “Mighty Thor” written by Jason Aaron. Her arc continued in 2019’s “War of the Realms,” culminating when she transcends mortality and is reborn as Valkyrie.
In Marvel’s Avengers, Jane is torn from an alternate timeline through a rift in space-time caused by Tachyon Anomalies. In her original timeline, Jane became the Goddess of Thunder when she took up the mantle from Thor, who in his grief gave up Mjolnir after the A-Day tragedy.
Jane Foster is voiced by the talented Zehra Fazal, known for her work across video games and television. In addition to collectable intel documents and character banter, the Mighty Thor’s story is told through our brand-new animatic “Marvel’s Avengers – The Mighty Thor: Out of Time” illustrated by veteran Marvel artist Takeshi Miyazawa.
So how does Jane play? The Mighty Thor possesses all the strength and power of a God of Thunder, but with human touches all her own.
Jane’s unique talents with Mjolnir begin with her new intrinsic ability All-Mother’s Blessing, and God Tempest, her new Overcharge. All-Mother’s Blessing builds its overcharge meter with melee attacks. Once full, she unleashes her God Tempest, which increases ranged hammer damage and creates shockwaves with each hit.
Her finesse with Mjolnir shines through in several new features including Quick Fire, a new ranged attack combo that allows the Mighty Thor to make a second more powerful ranged attack by timing her next throw. The Seek and Pin upgrade to her Ranged Attack empowers Mjolnir to seek out and pin enemies without needing to aim.
Jane’s expert control extends to melee strikes with Earth’s Finest, which adds a hammer toss to her light attack combo for extra reach. Jane also puts her own spin on classic Odinson moves like Headstrong. She relies on her Thunderkick – a brutal front kick – to send enemies flying.
The Mighty Thor’s kit culminates in The All-Weapon, her brand-new Ultimate Heroic. Drawn from the pages of her Thor and Valkyrie runs, Jane sends Mjolnir to seek and destroy nearby enemy targets. Meanwhile, she calls forth the All-Weapon Undrjarn to protect her, reducing all damage taken while smiting her foes.
The All-Weapon has a full set of specializations and allows you to customize Mjolnir’s strikes, making them faster and channeling a powerful shock status against nearby enemies. Jane can even use Mjolnir as a personal orbiting defense shield. Check her out in action in our most recent War Table Deep Dive below.
In addition to her awesome god-like combat abilities, Jane has a variety of Outfits drawing inspiration from the comics. She also boasts unique Takedowns, Emotes, Nameplates, and has her own Hero Challenge Card and mission chain. These allow you to earn special rewards, including exclusive cosmetics and intel documents that delve deeper into Jane’s story.
We can’t wait for you to storm through Marvel’s Avengers as the Mighty Thor. This update adds to a game already packed with content, including a sprawling single-player story campaign, ten playable heroes, and endless multiplayer action for up to four players.
What’s next for Marvel’s Avengers? Following the addition of The Mighty Thor in patch 2.5, we’ll be adding two new challenges as part of an ambition to advance our narrative through hero and villain-centric content. You can read more in our recent June Development Update.
Before I sign off, wanted to remind Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to grab your membership Perks, including the Ms. Marvel Future Suit outfit, a 3-day hero’s catalyst, a 3-day fragment extractor, and 500 Units!
Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay*. Take the essential Super Hero gaming experience to another level! Marvel’s Avengers will be available for next-gen consoles at no extra cost.* This version will boast a wide spectrum of improvements to visuals and speed, and will be backwards compatible in single and multiplayer. Marvel’s Avengers has a beautiful world filled with exquisite detail, and with improved Heroics, destruction, graphical fidelity, and framerate versus previous gen, you won’t be missing any of it. Get right into the action with fast loading times and be blown away by the striking detail of enhanced destructive visuals that make Heroics feel truly in your hands. Marvel’s Avengers will support save file transfer and cross-gen play so you can pick up right where you left off and continue fighting AIM with your favorite Super Hero squad. We’re excited to herald in the next generation of consoles on Marvel’s Avengers!
Marvel’s Avengers leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or on Xbox Series X|S. Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox Series X|S is available now!***
*One-time online access required for single-player campaign; online access required for multiplayer and to download post-launch content. Free Square Enix Members account required. Platform-specific online subscription fee may be required.
*Upgrading from the disk version will require the next-gen version of the same console with a disk drive.
**Credits that you purchase are useable on Xbox Series X|S Console version of Marvel’s Avengers. Please be aware that the Credit that you own is synced with your Microsoft account, and the wallet will be shared through both platforms.
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