Violence and tension will always have a place in video gaming, but sometimes you just need to go on a journey of discovery in some crystal-filled caves. Let’s chill.
Developed by Speelbaars, Lumini is a casual adventure game that likely got greenlit on Steam because it’s so incredibly calming. From the visuals to the sound to the way the little Lumini creatures flow through the air, voters’ fingers simply relaxed to the point where all they could do is click yes.
According to the game’s Steam page there’s more to Lumini than just floating around, solving the odd puzzle.
A long-forgotten species, a hostile planet and a journey of discovery welcome to the world of Lumini...
Having vanished without trace for thousands of years, an innocent race of creatures known as the Lumini have returned to their home world. Sadly, time has not been kind and the balance of the planet has shifted, turning the once gentle environment into a hostile landscape. Only the Lumini themselves can restore balance and help revive their long-dormant race, before adapting to preserve the future for generations to come.
Explore the Lumini home world in this relaxing flow-style adventure, overcoming obstacles and keeping your swarm safe while collecting the planet’s energy to bring back your fallen comrades. Split and reform your swarm, evolve and discover new abilities to bring the Lumini back to their former glory...
Restoring balance. Alright. We’ll get to that eventually.
The First Five is the first five minutes of a game with light commentary. Once the five minutes are up, so am I.