Application Systems also announces LUNA The Shadow Dust
is coming to
Windows, macOS, and Linux on February 13th. This represents a delay, as they
announced last spring
was expected last summer. Word is this game offers "a hand-animated indie
adventure with calming puzzle-oriented gameplay and a wordless picture-book
aesthetic," as shown off in this
Final Launch Date Trailer
You can preorder the game
on this page
and see more details on its listings in stores like
Inspired by the adventure games of old, LUNA The Shadow Dust is a moving tale of
two playable companions drawn together in a hand-animated puzzle adventure,
featuring a breathtaking original soundtrack and beautiful 2D cinematics.
To light a candle is to cast a shadow
Behind the shadow of reality, an enchanted world awaits illumination. Experience
the magical journey of a young boy and his companion as they solve puzzles and
trace back the memories of old, brought to life with visually stunning, wordless
Enter the ancient tower that stands at the edge of the world and discover the
hand-drawn cinematics, intricate puzzles and haunting music of this indie gem.
Traditional frame by frame character animation
12 frames per second, 3 layers per frame. Over 250 animations and 20 minutes of
cinematics. A nostalgic and time-consuming process - but really worth the
challenge for a small indie team of four.
Single player mode with dual character control
Solve puzzles from different perspectives. Discover a story of true courage with
two playable characters drawn together through an inseparable bond.
Think outside of the box
Spark your imagination and solve a wide variety of puzzles, presented in
gorgeous hand-drawn environments. Puzzles work standalone, requiring no 'hidden
items' or player backtracking.
LESS reading, MORE cinematics
We replaced a dialogue system with a series of beautifully hand-animated
cinematics telling a mysterious story.
Engaging Original Soundtrack
Our composer created an original soundtrack, designed to immerse the player in
the emotional highs and lows of the story, kindling goose-bumps along the