LunarLux may surprise gamers next year, but it had a few trebles. CosmicNobab, the creator of LunarLux, had always been a part of their life: games, and love for things like SpaceX. With this passion and commitment, the game they wanted to play when they was young is becoming a reality.
Game Rant spoke with CosmicNobab about the origins of the popular game coming to Steam, as well as its features and how it can be used by players. The core of LunarLux, according to CosmicNobab, is similar to the first person using RPG Maker to a small dedicated team using GameMaker Studio 2. Despite everything that''s happened in the last five years, the core of LunarLux has gone by six points. "LunarLux is like
Classic Turn-Based RPGs Get Loved With LunarLux
While CosmicNobab focused on Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Star Force, and the Mario & Luigi RPG series, the game''s general sense is influenced by Battle Network and Star Force. The Mario & Luigi series is what led the indie title to have interactive and quick-time events as part of its combat. However, CosmicNobab believes these elements of the combat will enable players to "get that sense of connection more," even if they''re not at the turn-based combat.
According to Toby Fox''s Undertale, Undertale and a bit of Pokemon contributed to the game''s decisions. The game''s humor is astounding, as it provides the opportunity for gamers to pet a dog as quickly as possible, while giving them the opportunity to swindle a stranger out of their money. As well, CosmicNobab saw the head developer of the smash-hit indie game as personal inspiration.
"I feel that Toby Fox''s Undertale is one of the reasons behind me to realize my own dream of getting a game out there. He was also a solo developer, and he performed almost all of the game with some help."
"I feel that Toby Fox''s Undertale is one of the reasons that pushed me to achieve my own goal of getting a game out there. He was also a solo developer, and he did almost everything the game by himself with some help."
The aim of LunarLux to be the gateway into turn-based games
CosmicNobab Games is aware that turn-based RPGs aren''t for everyone. Many players have problems with how these games tend to handle random encounters, and some believe that turn-based games are too "slow." LunarLux hopes to be successful in promoting turn-based games, which is a way to get involved with people who have already canceled their games.
While the team has put a lot of effort into the turn-based combat, CosmicNobab has stated that they want people to experience the story above everything else. This is why LunarLux is stating that all encounters are up to the player, and that "random encounters" must be initiated by walking into designated objects. This is beneficial to even hard-core gamers, as CosmicNobab promises that players "can be at the lowest level possible and still beat the game without getting hit a single time."
CosmicNobab expresses desire to share turn-based RPGs with other people. Not only do turn-based games be perceived as "the same" by detractors, but other franchises such as Final Fantasy are switching to real-time combat, disseminating traditional genre conventions. In the face of this, LunarLux seeks to not only welcome those who wish to see the genre thrive, but also make things comfortable for those who have claimed that these titles aren''t for them in the past.
"There''s a person on the LunarLux Discord who said he did not like turn-based RPGs at all, and somehow LunarLux was able to enthuse him to try out other turn-based RPGs. It was with the RPG Maker version, which isn''t as polished as the one we have today. Knowing that someone was inspired to give these games another shot was like the greatest experience in the world."
"There''s a person on the LunarLux Discord who said he did not like turn-based RPGs at all, and somehow LunarLux was able to help him develop more turn-based RPGs. It was with the RPG Maker version, which isn''t as polished as the one we have today. Knowing that I inspired someone to give these games another shot was like the best feeling in the world."
LunarLux has recently released a new, free demo version of chapter one for Steam users. This appears to be the first part of the game, and CosmicNobab has stated that players may see "all the quality-of-life improvements and story improvements" from the game''s first RPG Maker-based demo. This is what users can expect when it comes to the whole game scheduled to release next year.
It''s clear to see that everything in LunarLux makes it a game developed with pure love for RPGs as well as the whole medium of gaming as a whole. This makes LunarLux a powerful guide for anyone who is both familiar with and fully new to these types of role-playing games. With the fact that the entire first chapter is available for free, the game should be given a try to see if it''s the adventure they might not have imagined.
LunarLux is expected to release on PC in late 2023, with a demo available on Steam.