The Lunar Pack is currently available as a “pay-what-you-want” bundle at Indievania for a minimum of $1. It contains the excellent Exploration Platformer “Lunnye Devitsy” and the thrilling “Wake” as well as their soundtracks. Read on for more information and impressions on the games contained within.
Lunnye Devitsy (pictured above) has a lot in common with the wonderful Knytt Stories- it features simple platforming, powerups that improve your ability to explore, and a beautiful art style. The appeal in these “exploration platformers” is not acquiring a high score or defeating hordes of foes, but rather enjoying the experience of simply exploring.The visually distinct areas, large number of things to find, and the laid-back atmosphere make the game an absolute joy to play.
Wake (pictured above) is what the devs call an “escapevania”- filled with upgrades and tight platforming, the goal of the game is to escape a sinking ship which is rapidly filling with water. While the player must avoid fire and other dangerous obstacles, they must also avoid drowning in the ever-rising water. What impresses me most about this game is just how tense things get. It is, in many ways, the exact opposite of Lunnye Devitsy. Whereas the former is laid-back and has a very stress-free take on platforming, Wake constantly pushes the player forward and forces them to think quickly. It’s an absolute blast and the inclusion of multiple difficulties and a “high score” system ensure lots of replayability.
tagged as: Indie. Gaming. Indievania. Hydrogen. The Lunar Pack. Lunnye Devitsy. Wake.