Posts Tagged ‘Lumino City’

Interview: Katherine Bidwell On The Models Of Lumino City

By Philippa Warr on November 6th, 2014.

Waiting for the tiny band to show up

These are all photos I took at the exhibition – if you want to see the larger version just click on them.

“All our games so far have had some element of handmade-ness to them but Lumino City has gone to the nth degree.”

Katherine Bidwell, co-director of studio State of Play, is taking me round the GameCity exhibition of their Lumino City game models. If you’re not familiar with Lumino City you could be forgiven for thinking all of this card and wiring is entirely a marketing concept, bringing a digital creation into our physical world. Actually it’s the polar opposite. Lumino City was created as a sprawling fantastical architectural model in real life before being painstakingly converted into a digital gamespace.

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Diorama Dreams: The Handcrafted World Of Lumino City

By Alice O'Connor on June 17th, 2014.

Crane Town, they call this.

We’ve admired the papercraft world of Lumino City before and oh me oh my, it’s still looking gorgeous a year later. A new trailer lets us into State of Play’s world of paper and card and wood and metal and motors and electric lights and crafty bits for another two minutes before politely bringing the conversation round to how, it’s late, they’re busy tomorrow, and they’ve got to get up early. “Wheee!” we giggle as the pinball machine lights up and bings before starting the trailer over.

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Lume Sequel Lumino City Looks Incredible

By Jim Rossignol on January 31st, 2013.


Lume might not have been a particularly challenging adventure, but the visuals were nothing less than inspired. Taking their inspiration from classic stop-frame animation, the game was actually made from cardboard and paper, and consequently looked incredible. The sequel, Lumnino City, uses the same approach, creating “a wondrous sprawling puzzle adventure game, entirely made from paper, card, wood, miniature lights and electric motors.” And it looks completely beautiful. Really, go look at the video below.
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