Survival in the dark: Lumencraft combines top-down action with base building and tower defense

Lumencraft is a new game from 2Dynamic Games with a release date of February the 28th, 2023 on Steam, GOG, Epic Game Store, and macOS AppStore. The game combines elements of a top-down shooter with base building and tower defense. Players must dig and drill their way through a completely destructible environment to find Lumen – a mysterious resource that is the only hope for humanity’s survival. In the process, they’ll have to fend off dangerous creatures that lurk in the shadows.

Campaign, Generated Maps, and Map Editor

Lumencraft offers several game modes: a 27-mission campaign, custom maps from the developers or the community, or procedurally generated levels. The game can also be played in co-op mode with a friend – either via Steam Remote Play or locally on a split screen.

Lumencraft impresses with a gloomy atmosphere and a dynamic lighting system that reacts to all player activities. Sounds echo through the corridors and caves, adding to the sense of tension and struggle for survival.

Players can directly defend their underground settlement or build various turrets. The digging and drilling mechanics are very efficient and satisfying (just listen to the sweet sound of crushed rocks and lumens). There are also explosive weapons like dynamite. The environment reacts pixel-perfectly to every player’s action (watch out for the flowing lava).

Lumencraft Launch Trailer

Lumencraft - Full Release Trailer

Lumencraft Gameplay Screenshots – InGame Pictures

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If you’re in the mood for an action-packed shooter with strategic elements, you shouldn’t miss Lumencraft. The game is available for Windows PC and Apple computers and has full Steam deck support. The price is 19.99 USD / 19.99 Euro / 16.99 Pounds / ¥59.00 / 89.99 PLN and currently there is a 30% discount.

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