Lumina Review: A Game That’s like Valve’s Portal Game with Laser Puzzle in an isolated pyramid!

Lumina is a first person puzzle game where you use lasers to escape a pyramid! As an archaeologist, unlock the secret of the ancient pyramid and solve complex puzzles using lasers to escape alive!

Spoiler-Free Review:

This game feels isolated like Resident Evil 7 but with house replaced with the interiors of an Egyptian Pyramid and creepy statues, it has physics based laser light puzzles which remind you of Portal’s innovative physics based trial and error puzzle solving methods. The creepy messages remind you to escape the pyramid as quickly as possible or face an evil spirit…With 18 puzzle levels and a story that sounds simple but keeps you intrigued till the end. That’s Lumina, an upcoming game for PC and Mac by Gem Rose Accent releasing on Oct 9th 2019 on Steam.

The graphics, even on the lowest settings, are realistic and beautiful. The music is nice and the gameplay is simple yet satisfying. The laser puzzles use the physics of lasers and as the levels increase, so does the difficulty. Changing the positions of the mirrors and doing some trial and errors helps you move ahead in the game to know more about the diseased pharaoh, the mystery of the pyramid and also the fate of the archaeologist that is stuck in this pyramid, which you are controlling in this game. For horror fans, there’s isolation, creepy messages and harmless yet eerie scorpions all over the place. There’s a subtle tension which helps create an uneasy horror or at least suspense thriller-like atmosphere. The trailer shown on Steam page also has some hints of paranormal element in it. If you are a horror and puzzle fan, this is an indie game that you should definitely check out.

Watch the First 13 Minutes of the Game here:


Lumina is a first person puzzle game where you use lasers to escape a pyramid!

As an archaeologist in 1920, you find an enormous forgotten pyramid in the desert, the lost pyramid of Ka-Nefer. After setting camp nearby, you decide to start the exploration. It is too late when you realize you got trapped in the pyramid!

The only escape are locked gates that open with colored light. You will have to use your skills to combine, split and reflect beams of lights using mirrors and prisms, while avoiding the ancient dangers that are buried deep in the pyramid.

Will you manage to steal the hidden treasures and make it out alive without awakening the dark forces that were meant to remain forgotten?


Do you enjoy games such as The Talos Principle, Portal, The Turing Test, Q.U.B.E. and The Witness? Then Lumina is right up your alley!


Yes, the game includes a story inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s works and two endings depending on how you behave.


Lumina is being developed by Gem Rose Accent, a small indie studio from around the world (UK, France, Singapore).


  • Solve the puzzles left by an ancient civilization using mirrors and prism to combine, split and bounce beams of light.
  • Explore the lost pyramid of Ka-Nefer. Delve into the depths of the pyramid and uncover the terrible secrets of the pyramid.
  • 18 Handcrafted levels of increasing difficulty to put your mind to work. Will you manage to uncover the game’s additional secret levels and hidden areas?
  • Danger increases as you go deeper and deeper in the sealed tombs.
  • Two endings, depending on your behavior as an archeologist.
  • Secret scorpion AI technology to give extra life to the scorpions in the desert

Lumina releases on Steam on October 9th 2019 for PC & Mac. DEVELOPER:Gem Rose AccentCorentin Derbré PUBLISHER:Gem Rose Accent

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Portal game footage (For reference):

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2 thoughts on “Lumina Review: A Game That’s like Valve’s Portal Game with Laser Puzzle in an isolated pyramid!

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    1. Hi Ilona madam!! Work is important, maybe that’s why people watch gameplay videos when they don’t get the time to play. Some still play during vacation or weekends but some jobs don’t even allow that, so I can understand the situation. Thanks for the nice comment! I am glad you found it great 😀 Enjoying your comment of the day posts too.

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