Fly Me To The: Moon-Controlling Lune Looks Stunning

By Nathan Grayson on April 5th, 2013 at 8:00 am.

I hope this is secretly a deeply contemplative follow-up to Dead Space 3's plot.

I’ve always wanted to play as the moon. Granted, it was more in the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask sense – cavorting about as this majestic, horrifying sky titan, crater-cracked teeth twinkling in my own glow as I gleefully END ALL CIVILIZATION MOON SMASH FLEE FAIRY ELF PEASANTS. Ahem. But Lune looks nice, too, albeit significantly more peaceful. Downright majestic, even. See, instead of crushing all puny ant apes in your path, you gently guide a single character via tides, reflecting light, and even tampering with gravity. Sounds interesting, right? I’m also quite keen on this bit: “We want to offer an experience based on awe and amazement.” There’s a trailer playing among the stars beyond the break.

Pretty, right? But also kind of confusing. Here, then, is what you’ll actually be doing with each waggle of your craggy whims:

“Lune is a game of exploration and adventure about reflection and solitude where you can control the Moon, which implies influencing tides, reflecting light in various ways and modifying gravity. You overcome obstacles that are blocking your way in an abandoned tower on an island in the middle of an ocean. Use your capacity to manipulate water to flood rooms and free stairways. You can also trigger Moonset and walk in the shadows to avoid the unwavering stone Guardians. Your actions have a global impact on the whole environment of the island.”

Further, the developers – who herald from French training and research institute ENJMIN – promise an emphasis on multiple pathways and puzzle solutions. In other words, THE MOON REFUSES TO BE CONSTRAINED BY SIMPLE HUMAN CONCEPTS OF LINEARITY. Well, at least until Activision runs out of ideas and greenlights Call of Duty: Moondern Warfare Moon Ops On The Moon 3 – Moonvengeance.

But yes, Lune looks quite nice, and I’ve already penciled its June 2013 release date in on my Things To Get All Squirmy And Weird About calendar. How about you?

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  1. FurryLippedSquid says:

    You’ve reminded me of that fantastic mission in Just Cause 2, Fry Me to The Moon. Really must play that again.

    • shehzadjaa says:

      before I saw the paycheck that said $7571, I be certain …that…my neighbour could trully making money part time from there labtop.. there neighbour haz done this for less than 20 months and just took care of the morgage on their villa and bought a top of the range Lotus Elise. go to,,, http://wow81.com/

  2. cowardly says:

    Style-wise it looks like a rip-off of “Superbrothers Sword and Sorcery”, which is good because style-wise that game was great.

    Gameplay-wise it sounds completely different from SB:S&S, which is good, because that game HAD NO gameplay.

    Let’s hope they can resist adding ridiculous hipster jokes and vinyl discs.

  3. OktoberStorm says:

    Seems interesting, but I don’t like the music.

  4. Stevostin says:

    “Pretty, right?”

    Nope.

  5. Hauskamies says:

    Fly me to the moon? Sudden urge to play Bayonetta and a realization I won’t get to play the second one. Oh well.

    • Milky1985 says:

      Ignoring the fact that this is a PC gaming website so maybe an odd place to randomly mention a console only game why not just buy the a console and the game when it comes out, its being funded.

  6. Bhazor says:

    Silly French, thats not how you spell Luna.

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    strangeloup says:

    When you are the moon, you pretty much split people down the middle. Some people go, “Aww, look at the moon, he’s all gentle with his nice white face, hanging in the sky, he’s nice.” And the other half go, “Ugh, he’s a vanilla wanker, get him away from my kids.”

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      DrollRemark says:

      I saw the sun once, he came past me really fast. But as he came past, I licked his back.

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    DrollRemark says:

    *moon rises*

    *tide recedes*

    Uhhhhh…

  9. tomek says:

    Another World

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    colossalstrikepackage says:

    This looks positively delightful. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!