“Behind the veil of reality, lies an enchanted world. When the world lost its balance, it fell upon a boy to take on an unexpected journey. Until the moon rises again, the order of the world will not be restored. One can not go back in time to correct his mistake. Whatever happened is irreversible…
or is it?”
Lantern Studio‘s LUNA – The Shadow Dust is a point-and-click tale currently on Kickstarter, encompassing a nameless, bunny-capped protagonist on a quest towards an ancient tower to reawaken his lost memories and uncover its dark secrets. Accompanied by a spherical, cat-like companion, LUNA promises players an adventure that requires “both courage and determination”, comprising stylised cinematics and creative, logic-challenging puzzles.
The game comprises traditional frame-by-frame character animation for a flickerbook feel, whilst its gameplay places an emphasis on dual character control. Players will need to manipulate two characters at once – something that could well complicate and raise the challenge level of the game’s prospective puzzles.
With its campaign ten days from ending, LUNA has raised £9,606 of its £12,000 goal so far, from 565 backers. In addition to digital keys for the game, some of the offered pledge rewards include downloadable music albums, artwork collections, LUNA art prints and the opportunity to create your own in-game avatar and backstory.
LUNA -The Shadow Dust was recently lit on Steam Greenlight. For more on Lantern Studio, you can visit their official website here, or follow the developer on Twitter. The developer also released a playable demo version of the game, which is available to play or download via LUNA’s Kickstarter page.