Lumino City

Price: $4.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: No

iOS App Store
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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 645 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


84 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 84 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

110 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 110 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

93 votes
Grinding -
0 / 93 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

92 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 92 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

94 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 94 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

97 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 97 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

75 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 75 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 1062 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


91 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 91 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

87 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 87 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

111 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 111 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

117 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 117 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

81 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 81 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

63 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 63 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

119 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 119 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

98 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 98 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

93 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 93 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

85 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 85 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

117 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 117 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 560 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


87 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 87 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

89 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 89 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

71 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 71 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

102 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 102 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

70 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 70 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

64 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 64 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

77 votes
Competition -
0 / 77 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 192 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 536 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


117 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
117 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

75 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
75 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

108 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 108 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

114 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 114 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

88 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 88 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

113 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 113 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

113 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 113 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 7,141 votes.
Google Play:  (4.69) with 5,049 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Invested / Endowed Value reported on Aug 23, 2019
Ive made progress through the story, so I wouldn't want to start over.

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Screenshot ** BAFTA - Winner 2015 **
Lumino City is a wonderful puzzle adventure crafted entirely by hand out of paper, card, miniature lights, and motors.

Through this gorgeous environment weaves a clever, charming and puzzling adventure. Lumi’s grandfather, the caretaker of Lumino City, has been kidnapped. To find him, you must explore the city and figure out the fascinating mechanisms that power this unique world.

Winner of numerous international awards, including the BAFTA for Artistic Achievement alongside nominations for Innovation and Best British Game, Lumino City now finds its home on the App Store as the perfect tactile experience for iPhone and iPad.

Lumino City has an estimated 8 - 10 hours of gameplay and no In-App Purchases.


“An astonishing place to explore.” - Eurogamer

“Something special worth experiencing. Every scene is awe-inspiring. It's gorgeous.” - GameInformer

“The most beautiful game WIRED has seen in ages.” - WIRED

“Unlike almost any other video game you've ever played....It's wow." - Kotaku

“A benchmark for adventure game design.” - Adventure Gamers

“It's a huge, intricate world. Lumino City has a distinct and wonderful personality. Stunning.” - The Verge

“A wide range of wonders to behold... Continually engaging and often inventive puzzles.” - Adventure Gamers

Other Awards include:

** BAFTA - Three Times Nominated & Winner 2015 **
** Develop Awards - Winner **
** BIG Festival - Winner **
** Indie Prize Casual Connect **


AN ENTIRELY HANDMADE CITY. Everything you see on screen was made using paper, cardboard and glue, miniature lights and motors.

A UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL WORLD TO EXPLORE. Venture beyond the city gates to discover gardens in the sky, boats marooned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug precariously into cliffs.

AWE INSPIRING PUZZLES. Play with real objects within each scene. Control windmills in the clouds, provide power to a house using only lemons plus your own ingenuity, and work out how to win at the most puzzling pinball table ever created.

A PERFECT EXPERIENCE FOR TOUCHSCREENS. With a seamless interface optimised for iPhone / iPad and tactile puzzles made from real materials, you'll feel like you're diving into a miniature world of physical playthings.

RECORD AND SHARE. New for iOS 9, use Replay Kit to screen record full motion video of the wonders you discover, then share it with other players and viewers online and on your social networks.

iCLOUD SYNCING. Switch play between all your iOS devices and pick up where you left off.

FAST DOWNLOAD, BETTER PERFORMANCE. Lumino City uses the latest iOS9 App Thinning technology to ensure you download only what you need. Hard disk space is saved, downloads are faster.

** Lumino City is designed for iOS 9 devices on iPad 2 and above, iPhone 4s and above, and iPod 5th Generation and above.