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Lumino City

Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

Teacher Overview

Lumino City is a BAFTA award-winning handmade puzzle adventure game. By exploring the city, and using your ingenuity piece together all sorts of puzzling mechanisms to help the people who live in its unique world. Discover gardens in the sky, towers marooned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug precariously into cliffs. To create the environment, a ten foot high model city was built by hand and by laser cutter, with each motor and light wired up individually, bringing the scenes to luminous life.

Teacher Review

It's no exaggeration to say that this unique puzzler is one of the most interesting, beautiful, and delightful games in years. Kids and adults alike will be blown away by its gorgeous visuals, captivated by its haunting ambient music, and reeled in by puzzle after mind-bending puzzle. 
 
Kids can learn critical-thinking skills, inductive and deductive reasoning, logic and pattern recognition, sequencing, musical technique, and much more. Though it isn't explicitly a learning game, its rich inquiry-based gameplay brims with experimentation, hypothesis testing, discovery, and logic puzzles. While it's not social in a traditional sense, it frequently requires players to work with the characters and get them to help each other, which introduces the idea of cooperation. Kids will become immersed in the narrative, grapple with the puzzles, and practice perseverance as they travel through the beautiful world of Lumino City.

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Developer Description

Lumino City is a wonderful puzzle adventure crafted entirely by hand out of paper, card, miniature lights, and motors.

Through this gorgeous environment weaves a clever, charming and puzzling adventure. Lumi’s grandfather, the caretaker of Lumino City, has been kidnapped. To find him, you must explore the city and figure out the fascinating mechanisms that power this unique world.

Winner of numerous international awards, including the BAFTA for Artistic Achievement alongside nominations for Innovation and Best British Game, Lumino City now finds its home on the App Store as the perfect tactile experience for iPhone and iPad.

Lumino City has an estimated 8 - 10 hours of gameplay and no In-App Purchases.

Features:

AN ENTIRELY HANDMADE CITY. Everything you see on screen was made using paper, cardboard and glue, miniature lights and motors.

A UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL WORLD TO EXPLORE. Venture beyond the city gates to discover gardens in the sky, boats marooned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug precariously into cliffs.

AWE INSPIRING PUZZLES. Play with real objects within each scene. Control windmills in the clouds, provide power to a house using only lemons plus your own ingenuity, and work out how to win at the most puzzling pinball table ever created.

A PERFECT EXPERIENCE FOR TOUCHSCREENS. With a seamless interface optimised for iPhone / iPad and tactile puzzles made from real materials, you'll feel like you're diving into a miniature world of physical playthings.

RECORD AND SHARE. New for iOS 9, use Replay Kit to screen record full motion video of the wonders you discover, then share it with other players and viewers online and on your social networks.

iCLOUD SYNCING. Switch play between all your iOS devices and pick up where you left off.

FAST DOWNLOAD, BETTER PERFORMANCE. Lumino City uses the latest iOS9 App Thinning technology to ensure you download only what you need. Hard disk space is saved, downloads are faster.

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