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Lumenox: Aaru's Awakening - Polished demo

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Hi there fellow Game Developers!


We at Lumenox Games just finished our first release, a demo of Lumenox: Aaru's Awakening. We hope you'll love it

[b]Downloadable Demo PC/Mac Link[/b]: [url="http://lumenoxgames.com/downloads.html"]http://lumenoxgames.com/downloads.html[/url]

If you liked it, don't hesitate liking and commenting on our [url="http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93118870"]Greenlight page![/url]

[size=5][i],,Night has unleashed the Swarm, it's time for Aaru's Awakening"[/i][/size]

Lumenox: Aaru's Awakening is a 2d action platformer. You are the champion of Dawn, Aaru. Complete missions and explore the world of Lumenox using Aaru's highly mobile skills, teleportation and charging.

The balance between Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night is being compromised, a dark menace unlike anything this world has ever seen, is fast approaching from the domain of Night. As a last hope Dawn sends out his champion, Aaru, to travel all the way to Night’s domain and restore balance. Can you save the world of Lumenox?

[b][u]Key Features:[/u][/b][list]
[*]Mobility - Freedom of movement instead of limitations, teleport and charge your way to victory
[*]The Style - All backgrounds and animations in Aaru’s Awakening are kept in a charming traditional style
[*]The Story - The game will feature narrated cut scenes and a rich story for you to enjoy, as you embark on Aaru’s epic journey to save the world of Lumenox
[*]The Music - Original score created by Fridfinnur Oculus, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the game
[*]Residents - Meet the inhabitants of the four unique domains.Some are peaceful while others might want to eat you
[*]Skills -Your ability define how well you do, however you can modify Aaru's abilities to fit your play style
[u][b]Gamer's reactions:[/b][/u]

[quote=Quentin, steam comments]Tell you what,right now I think this is the number one best graphics game i have ever see (I've played video games since 12 years old) - [u]Quentin[/u] - Steam Greenlight comments[/quote]

[quote=Dyrving, steam comments]Loved the artwork and the game mechanics! Like how original it feels. Favorited![u]Dyrving[/u] - Steam Greenlight comments[/quote]

[b][u]About us[/u][/b]

Lumenox develops original indie games for multiple platforms. Lumenox's goal is to stay independent and create games with passionate art and emergent gameplay.
We at Lumenox Games are a team of 6.
Three engineering students pursuing their B.Sc. degree.
Two newly graduated CG artists,
and Fridfinnur Oculus our musician and sound engineer.
We've been working on Lumenox: Aaru's Awakening for 3 and a half month now, and we're very happy with current results and thus we have made this early gameplay demo available for you guys to try out!
This is Lumenox' first release.

[b][u]Lumenox Links:[/u][/b]

Join us on[url="http://www.facebook.com/lumenoxgames"] Facebook[/url]
Follow us on [url="http://www.twitter.com/lumenoxgames"]Twitter[/url]
Join our circles on [url="https://plus.google.com/u/0/108070373778788462826"]Google+[/url]
Lumenox & Aaru's Awakening [url="http://lumenoxgames.com"]official website[/url] Edited by slingthor

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