Aaru's Awakening Platforming onto PS3, PS4

By Brandon Fusco,
The gaming industry is about to become a more beautiful place with Lumenox's upcoming platformer Aaru's Awakening. This hand-drawn game was the top pick at the Icelandic Gaming Industry Game Creator competition. Watch the video below to find out why.


The initial designs for Aaru's Awakening involved a distinctive teleportation mechanic that would separate it from other similar games. Players can project their souls by hitting R1 and pressing R2 when the soul reaches the point where the player wishes to materialize. This allows a fine level of fluid control, and the levels have been designed to require you to master this mechanic.

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The creators realized not long after beginning full development of the game that they still needed a little more motion. They implemented a charge ability into the game that allows the player to move through the air and to smash through barriers. This allows for even more mid-air movement and further puzzle complexity.

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With a platforming game that plays so fluidly and elegantly, Lumenox realized that they needed an art style to match. They've gone about hand drawing much of the world and have gone for a watercolor style to match the fluidity of the game mechanics.

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Lumenox has promised that we should get launch information for Aaru's Awakening this summer.
Brandon Fusco
Written by Brandon Fusco
Brandon is an Editor and TGN's Host with the Most. The most what? The most opinions, the most understanding wife, and the most *funny cat videos. Previously Host of the Trophy Talk Podcast. (*Not Verified)