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Lumino City

Lumino City

Noodlecake Studios Inc

The award-winning adventure game set in a gorgeous, hand-crafted world!

4.6 Ratings 15K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.6
15.1K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    82+%
  2. 4
    9+%
  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Astounding Jan 5, 2018

    By Goforlaunch41
    This game is visually and intellectually and artistically awe-inspiring. A tiny girl moves through an incredibly textured world using her wits and the manual given to her by her granddad. The world is so small, and it feels small, but it is also vast and filled with familiar mysteries. The manual itself is a work of art, and it’s only a piece of the game. It makes it everything that it is. For any challenge, it gives instructions, a simple clue, or the whole solution. This means nothing is miserably tedious or too hard because the answers are built in— not just to the game, but to the narrative. Our hero is learning the ropes, after all. You can play the whole game just by following/working out the explicit directions in the manual, and you’d be well within the narrative to do so. Not cheating at all. Absolutely immersive and challenging and mind boggling. I started to play it on my iPhone — not fun. Too small a screen. The whole thing changed for me when I tried it on my iPad. Finished the remainder of the game during a blizzard. Absolutely magical. Fully recommend to anyone and everyone.
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Jacqueline Clarke
    This game was amazing. I finished it from beginning to end in one day, I was hooked. The story is cool, and the world is gorgeous. The puzzles were fun without being frustrating. I can't recommend it enough! My only problem is it ends on a cliffhanger! I hope there is a sequel because I am simply not done with this world. Or the makers.
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  • So clearly made with so much devotion, effort and fun Sep 18, 2018

    By Mikaylalaa
    There's not a corner, level or puzzle in this game that I didn't see an incredible amount of intricate energy put into this game. Even if it wasn't completely made by hand, this game clearly just had so many little things to catch the eye and show that it was made for you to enjoy. There was no cutting corners here, and it worked. I had so much fun playing this game, and there's not a lack of challenge here because they even included a handbook which you can have help guide you on levels, which I did use quite a bit to be honest. It was just amazing how much hard work and fun was had creating this game!! If this game doesn't deserve five stars I don't know what does!
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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Lianne Baron
    Lovely game and was enjoying playing it, but please, please fix the game zoom/full screen feature as even with "full screen" enabled, the game does not allow all of my Samsung S20 screen to be filled. This ended up resulting in one part of the game not being able to complete, as the control panel is hidden on the side of my phone. (In the Sky Garden). Can not progress with the game and further due to this glitch! 3 hours spent for nothing! 😣😭 PLEASE FIX! 🙏🏻
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  • Astounding in visuals, lacking in gameplay. May 12, 2019

    By totallytyguy
    The first thing I said when I opened this game was “Wow.” I couldn’t believe that this game’s visuals were made purely through real life modeling. After all, I got this game because I knew this, and I wanted to get the whole effect of actually playing it; because good visuals or no good visuals, no game is a great one without entertaining gameplay. Then I actually started playing. After playing for a few hours, I was underwhelmed by the gameplay. All I experienced in this game was easy to solve puzzles. Nearly no story. No mystery. And no shock factor at all. If I had one word to describe the gameplay for this game, it would be “lacking”. There could be so much more done to make it so much more entertaining. Maybe it’s just me; maybe I’m not the kind of person that can just appreciate a puzzle game, and puzzle game only, for what it is. But with as good visuals as this game has, puzzles aren’t enough. I need a story...that is, something to keep me hooked. Without having that, games like these get boring fast. I would suggest passing on buying this game if you want something more than visuals and simple puzzles. If you want something more fulfilling, maybe try a game like “The Silent Age”. It has excellent visuals, somewhat challenging puzzles (but not too challenging), AND has a super compelling story with a more than satisfying ending.
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  • Difficult, tedious, not for autistic people.. Oct 25, 2017

    By Babibaboue
    The picture of the sweet little girl being carried by a bubble is not an accurate description of the game.. its not a gentle fluid game, its tedious and the people in the game the girl has to talk to are not encouraging and she has to do everything herself and things creek, and make noises, just cant enjoy the cuteness because of the difficult mechanic work, i thought i was gunna be flying on bubble. :( I cant play it because im autistic and it takes a lot of problem solving and executive function, which caused me great frustration and it felt like a great stressful burden to have to restore a whole city with only a book. Also there are no hints at all.. I wish i could return it. Idk why i try anything.. all this modern design is made for neurotypicals. Im not a mechanic and its really hard to play, i feel confused as what to do and did not even make it past the gate, all i got where the lemons... too difficult to play on iphone, use an ipad only..
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  • I WOULD NOT EVEN PAY 99 cents FOR THIS. Jan 12, 2018

    By KauaiFinn
    I consider myself to be a bit of a “graphics snob,” so it always catches my attention when there’s a game with rave reviews about its graphics, and the actual game play is equally as important. The screenshots didn’t look impressive to me at all, but I also understood this was made using real world objects and that sometimes screenshots can be rather misleading. There are so many great reviews about the game play, so I figured that even if the graphics are as disappointing as the screenshots look, I’d still enjoy the game. Wrong, wrong wrong. The graphics look exactly as you see here. I happen to be an artist, too, yet I have so little appreciation for the design of these “sets,” or whatever you might call them if they can’t be called “graphics.” I can’t think of a better description than “Childish.” (Maybe children would love this game? That’s a possibility...) As for the game play: Ugh. It’s just so plain stupid. Maybe I’m spoiled from the great games I have played? Maybe I expect to be challenged more than others? This game was so uninteresting to me in every way that I deleted it before even completing it. I’d rather re-play one of The Room games than play this game for another second. Gadz, I really regret paying money for this...
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  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Melissa X
    I'd love to tell you some specific game issue that made me rate this 1★ -- because that would at least mean I'd gotten to play. Sadly, such is not the case. It loaded fine long enough to ask for assorted permissions. After I allowed them tho, straight to home screen. Repeatedly. Skimming reviews here as I should've done 1st, I see a lot of critical reviews with 0 dev response. Guess they can't be bothered. Fine by me. You don't care about your players? I've already forgotten who you are. Next!
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  • Beautiful but poorly designed Jul 21, 2019

    By Stevenizzle87
    The music and graphics are top notch but unfortunately the game just does not make any sense. Parts of the game are so difficult my engineering friends could not figure it out. I’ve been stuck on the lightwell for over a year and each time I leave the game for a few weeks and come back it seems like there is no path forward. The mechanics of the game are unintuitive (where you tap, how certain levels work, the interactivity of the map, etc. etc.) I’ve looked up walkthroughs but people seem to just click randomly and rapidly because you have better luck with sheer randomness than you do using your brain. I wanted to like this game but it’s so deeply frustrating. Please fix this!!!
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Christine Nordhaus
    There is no zoom/enlarge function, which makes this unplayable on a phone. It looks lovely and the story is intriguing, but I couldn't get beyond the first few puzzles because I couldn't see anything. Put in a zoom function and I'd gladly give it another go.
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  • Astounding Jan 5, 2018

    By Goforlaunch41
    This game is visually and intellectually and artistically awe-inspiring. A tiny girl moves through an incredibly textured world using her wits and the manual given to her by her granddad. The world is so small, and it feels small, but it is also vast and filled with familiar mysteries. The manual itself is a work of art, and it’s only a piece of the game. It makes it everything that it is. For any challenge, it gives instructions, a simple clue, or the whole solution. This means nothing is miserably tedious or too hard because the answers are built in— not just to the game, but to the narrative. Our hero is learning the ropes, after all. You can play the whole game just by following/working out the explicit directions in the manual, and you’d be well within the narrative to do so. Not cheating at all. Absolutely immersive and challenging and mind boggling. I started to play it on my iPhone — not fun. Too small a screen. The whole thing changed for me when I tried it on my iPad. Finished the remainder of the game during a blizzard. Absolutely magical. Fully recommend to anyone and everyone.
    more
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Jacqueline Clarke
    This game was amazing. I finished it from beginning to end in one day, I was hooked. The story is cool, and the world is gorgeous. The puzzles were fun without being frustrating. I can't recommend it enough! My only problem is it ends on a cliffhanger! I hope there is a sequel because I am simply not done with this world. Or the makers.
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  • So clearly made with so much devotion, effort and fun Sep 18, 2018

    By Mikaylalaa
    There's not a corner, level or puzzle in this game that I didn't see an incredible amount of intricate energy put into this game. Even if it wasn't completely made by hand, this game clearly just had so many little things to catch the eye and show that it was made for you to enjoy. There was no cutting corners here, and it worked. I had so much fun playing this game, and there's not a lack of challenge here because they even included a handbook which you can have help guide you on levels, which I did use quite a bit to be honest. It was just amazing how much hard work and fun was had creating this game!! If this game doesn't deserve five stars I don't know what does!
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Leah Quackenbush
    So, it blows my mind the work that went into making this. Its incredible. But, I did have to switch from my phone to a tablet because the photography bottle labels - the suitcase icon was covering the last one 😂. Its simple but fun and some puzzles do require some brainpower. I just cant get over what it took to create this. Just amazing. Update: i finished in 3 days and Im sad its already over
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  • beautiful, challenging game with clear instruction Feb 4, 2019

    By celinasirena
    Lumino City was so wonderfully pleasing to look at while also being a great puzzle game, which I am always a sucker for. What’s more, a lot of puzzle games have unnecessary challenges that are more a flaw than mastery, but this one falls right into mastery. If i got too stuck, I made sure to look at the page in the manual over and over and by-golly eventually it would click, and how fun it is to use your brain in that way! So grateful I ran across this gorgeous game. The ending storyline is a mystery to me, but I appreciate the visual story rather than it being spelled out, so kudos there. I’m curious if there’s something with the her grandparents named Mary and Joshua? Leaves me thinking. Well done.
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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Lianne Baron
    Lovely game and was enjoying playing it, but please, please fix the game zoom/full screen feature as even with "full screen" enabled, the game does not allow all of my Samsung S20 screen to be filled. This ended up resulting in one part of the game not being able to complete, as the control panel is hidden on the side of my phone. (In the Sky Garden). Can not progress with the game and further due to this glitch! 3 hours spent for nothing! 😣😭 PLEASE FIX! 🙏🏻
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  • I absolutely adore this game Jan 10, 2018

    By moeberb
    Lumino City is one of the most creative and beautiful games I have ever seen, based on the concept and design alone. The levels were challenging but not impossible. Admittedly a couple sections didn't make sense to me and I had to hunt online to see how to get started. My single, solitary, one and only complaint about this gorgeous game is that it was obviously designed for a much larger screen than my iPhone. At times it was extremely difficult to maneuver or trap what I needed to because of the size. At other times, the camera angle, which might have been accommodated by a large screen (turbine tower!), were nearly impossible to see where I should be going. These things aside, I stuck it out and even watched the entire credit reel. It's a work of art, disguised as a game. 😊
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  • Pulls everyone right in Sep 25, 2017

    By Kamalanorcal
    I tried this by myself sitting next to my almost teenager son who doesn't agree with me on anything lately. He jumped right in and started solving stuff. The past week has been great as we finally have a game we both like and can work together on. Yay! The only little thing that could improve is the book readability. The letters are too small for iphone. We used the camera to take a pic and zoom in to read it better, but thats just an inconvenient workaround. It would be great if the book had a zoom button. Even so, love this app.
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  • Astounding in visuals, lacking in gameplay. May 12, 2019

    By totallytyguy
    The first thing I said when I opened this game was “Wow.” I couldn’t believe that this game’s visuals were made purely through real life modeling. After all, I got this game because I knew this, and I wanted to get the whole effect of actually playing it; because good visuals or no good visuals, no game is a great one without entertaining gameplay. Then I actually started playing. After playing for a few hours, I was underwhelmed by the gameplay. All I experienced in this game was easy to solve puzzles. Nearly no story. No mystery. And no shock factor at all. If I had one word to describe the gameplay for this game, it would be “lacking”. There could be so much more done to make it so much more entertaining. Maybe it’s just me; maybe I’m not the kind of person that can just appreciate a puzzle game, and puzzle game only, for what it is. But with as good visuals as this game has, puzzles aren’t enough. I need a story...that is, something to keep me hooked. Without having that, games like these get boring fast. I would suggest passing on buying this game if you want something more than visuals and simple puzzles. If you want something more fulfilling, maybe try a game like “The Silent Age”. It has excellent visuals, somewhat challenging puzzles (but not too challenging), AND has a super compelling story with a more than satisfying ending.
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  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Liubov Shabshina
    Even though the design is amazing the gameplay is kind of clumsy, the story and the characters are not engaging. It's like a set of disconnected puzzles in a brilliantly designed world.
  • Beautiful game that is hard to see Apr 5, 2018

    By Diggd99
    I’m really enjoying this game but right out the gate I’m hitting problems where I’m straining my eyes to read the small writing in the book and on other papers in the game on my iPhone 8. At times it’s entirely illegible. There’s no zoom or magnifier feature, a fix that would be so easy to implement and that so many reviews have requested that I wonder why it’s not here yet. This is a huge shame because the art in the game deserves close inspection, but one a phone screen, the resolution just isn’t there to see it. I bought the game on the recommendation of a friend but I didn’t realize her tablet version would make such a difference.
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Dominic Dennis
    Lovely animation and design. Can really tell the studio put a lot of time and thought into it. Only thing is, not really into interactive puzzle games - more adventure games which banner this was put under by Google play. Not the Dev's fault!
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  • Beautiful but poorly designed Jul 21, 2019

    By Stevenizzle87
    The music and graphics are top notch but unfortunately the game just does not make any sense. Parts of the game are so difficult my engineering friends could not figure it out. I’ve been stuck on the lightwell for over a year and each time I leave the game for a few weeks and come back it seems like there is no path forward. The mechanics of the game are unintuitive (where you tap, how certain levels work, the interactivity of the map, etc. etc.) I’ve looked up walkthroughs but people seem to just click randomly and rapidly because you have better luck with sheer randomness than you do using your brain. I wanted to like this game but it’s so deeply frustrating. Please fix this!!!
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  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Charlotte Kerlew
    Beautiful game with challenging puzzles but a few times the puzzle screen is zoomed in so you cant see the controls or complete the puzzle. I can't go any further which is a shame, and luckily I got the app free through play pass. I wouldn't be happy if I'd paid. Would give 5 stars if issue was fixed
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  • Don’t believe the hype Aug 18, 2018

    By Hm?Hm!!
    First off, I NEVER write app reviews. But since the App Store so heavily hyped this $5 app I feel people should know that it is not even worth a dollar. She walks slow, climbs slow, talks slow. The conversations are mostly pointless and waste time/fun. The music isn’t even good. The visuals are kinda cute but that’s really all this game has going for it. Puzzles aren’t very fun. Having to flip through the stupid book all the time is annoying too. But the WORST part is now I’m stuck and can’t even finish the game because of some glitch it will not let me pick up the coat hanger. So total waste of time and $5. Not worth it at all.
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  • Was great until snag by photographer Dec 26, 2018

    By Ruahj
    Gave it four stars at first. Was having Good time with game until photographer. I hit the button on the left and then bubble said “ it doesn’t recognize me perhaps it I’ll recognize someone else.” It did this repeatedly. I went to the-walkthrough, and everything I had done was the same. I then looked at the wt video, a face popped up on the side. Was this the other person? I started from beginning in case I missed something, again, no face popped up and again it would no recognize me and let me in. I downgraded it to two star. Can you assist me someone? I would like to continue
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  • Difficult, tedious, not for autistic people.. Oct 25, 2017

    By Babibaboue
    The picture of the sweet little girl being carried by a bubble is not an accurate description of the game.. its not a gentle fluid game, its tedious and the people in the game the girl has to talk to are not encouraging and she has to do everything herself and things creek, and make noises, just cant enjoy the cuteness because of the difficult mechanic work, i thought i was gunna be flying on bubble. :( I cant play it because im autistic and it takes a lot of problem solving and executive function, which caused me great frustration and it felt like a great stressful burden to have to restore a whole city with only a book. Also there are no hints at all.. I wish i could return it. Idk why i try anything.. all this modern design is made for neurotypicals. Im not a mechanic and its really hard to play, i feel confused as what to do and did not even make it past the gate, all i got where the lemons... too difficult to play on iphone, use an ipad only..
    more
  • I WOULD NOT EVEN PAY 99 cents FOR THIS. Jan 12, 2018

    By KauaiFinn
    I consider myself to be a bit of a “graphics snob,” so it always catches my attention when there’s a game with rave reviews about its graphics, and the actual game play is equally as important. The screenshots didn’t look impressive to me at all, but I also understood this was made using real world objects and that sometimes screenshots can be rather misleading. There are so many great reviews about the game play, so I figured that even if the graphics are as disappointing as the screenshots look, I’d still enjoy the game. Wrong, wrong wrong. The graphics look exactly as you see here. I happen to be an artist, too, yet I have so little appreciation for the design of these “sets,” or whatever you might call them if they can’t be called “graphics.” I can’t think of a better description than “Childish.” (Maybe children would love this game? That’s a possibility...) As for the game play: Ugh. It’s just so plain stupid. Maybe I’m spoiled from the great games I have played? Maybe I expect to be challenged more than others? This game was so uninteresting to me in every way that I deleted it before even completing it. I’d rather re-play one of The Room games than play this game for another second. Gadz, I really regret paying money for this...
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  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Melissa X
    I'd love to tell you some specific game issue that made me rate this 1★ -- because that would at least mean I'd gotten to play. Sadly, such is not the case. It loaded fine long enough to ask for assorted permissions. After I allowed them tho, straight to home screen. Repeatedly. Skimming reviews here as I should've done 1st, I see a lot of critical reviews with 0 dev response. Guess they can't be bothered. Fine by me. You don't care about your players? I've already forgotten who you are. Next!
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Christine Nordhaus
    There is no zoom/enlarge function, which makes this unplayable on a phone. It looks lovely and the story is intriguing, but I couldn't get beyond the first few puzzles because I couldn't see anything. Put in a zoom function and I'd gladly give it another go.
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