The Making of Lumino City 4+

State of Play Games

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings
    • Free



A coffee table book for your iPhone and iPad. Completely free and with no in-app purchases.

An unprecedented look behind the scenes of the multiple award winning puzzle adventure Lumino City! Discover the magic of how a groundbreaking game was handcrafted by a small team of passionate people.

Editor's Choice and BAFTA award winning 'Lumino City', available for iOS and Apple TV, is a unique puzzle adventure game hand made entirely from paper, card, miniature lights and motors. Now you can discover the incredible work that went into crafting it.

Mixing video, interaction, interviews and more, 'The Making of Lumino City' is a wonderful experience in itself, and allows you to explore the magic behind the scenes of one of the most stunning videogames of recent times.


• See the beautiful early sketches and prototypes

• Watch how the intricate models were made

• Play with the lighting and camera used to film the game

• Hear from the creators themselves

• Extra features for those who own Lumino City – swap to and from the game in real time to explore each scene in detail.

• Discover the amazing story of how, armed with just paper, cameras and imagination, a small team of artists, architects, modelmakers and games designers went on to create a multiple award winning videogame.

If you enjoy what you see, please consider purchasing Lumino City from the App Store. Here's what a few people have been saying about it.


“A lovely piece of escapism… a technological marvel.” –Pocket Gamer, Silver Award

“Lumino City is simply a masterpiece.” –Touch Arcade, Game of the Week

“A game that’s just as fun to watch as it is to actually play.” –TIME, ‘10 Apps to Download on Your New Apple TV Right Now’

“The game is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen” –AppAdvice, 5-star review

“The adventure has you running around this world that looks real enough that you’ll want to live there. It’s a strikingly beautiful game.” –Pocket Tactics

“Its great looks are reminiscent of the PlayStation 4 games Tearaway or LittleBigPlanet, and shows what the Apple TV can handle graphically.” –CNET, ‘Best Games for Apple TV’

App Store Editor’s Choice (Apple TV & iOS), 4.5-star user rating

Awards include:

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

Lumino City Features:

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.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

We have doubled the content!
Now featuring chapters: "Moving Pictures", "Puzzle Craft", "The Score & Making Noise" and "Graphic Design".

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Evels ,

The Information I Never Knew I Needed

Reading about the processes required to complete production of such a high quality game has cemented my decision to study graphic design in college. People like you, meaning everyone involved in the production team, are the people making this world a more beautiful, creative, and fantastical place. Thank you for all the extra miles you walked just to assure that this game would be stunning in every sense. The only thing that would make the experience even more enriching would be if you were to somehow implement sensory play with smell and taste—impossible now, but if the technology comes in our lifetimes I'm sure it will be you developers that will make something amazing with it. Congratulations on your success. I've never seen such recognition go toward a group of people who so rightfully deserved it. This whole game and the work around it makes me so happy!

eliread ,

Beyond fantastic

I happened across this game many years ago when I was a new adult I loved it but over the years I had forgotten about it. A few days ago I was doing something or saw something and I caught a feeling or a memory that the game had given me. I knew I had to find the game again and play it it. It took a few google searches of my vague recollection of the game to find it because I had forgotten the name. I found it bought it and played it again this time appreciating it so much more for all that went into it. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Ploppity ploopity ,

I Love This App

I haven't even finished it yet, but I'm totally inspired! I've already started sketching ideas for building I've always imagined, but I doubt I'd be able to make an app or anything. I've played Lume, but I haven't bought Lumino City yet, mostly because of the cost, otherwise I'd probably already played it through a trillion times. Thank you so much for making these games, State of Play Games!!!

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