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  Bring a glimmer of hope to humanity on the brink of extinction. 2Dynamic Games and Star Drifters present a jointly developed subterranean survival shooter, Lumencraft
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
A top-down shooter blending the elements of survival and tower defense genres, Lumencraft, has a demo slated for October 1, 2021. It is the first production by 2Dynamic Games, a Polish studio which has just started collaborating with Star Drifters, an independent Polish developer and publisher. Early Access is planned in the following months.

Lumencraft is the first production by 2Dynamic Games, a Polish studio based in Cracow. You can find strands of Alien Breed in its DNA, as well as nods to Darkwood, but with a tactical and survival spin to it. The gameplay mechanics allow players to dig through hostile subterranean surroundings and the original game engine facilitates an unprecedented level of environment interaction, along with fully destructible terrain and dynamic lighting system.


The game is produced in cooperation with Star Drifters, a company responsible for Driftland: The Magic Revival, a highly successful title with over 300,000 copies sold, as well as Danger Scavenger – one of the highest rated games for Atari VCS.

The game’s description:

The year is 2221. The planet's surface became uninhabitable over a century ago. Today the remains of humanity struggle to survive without electricity and light. Dreams of a better future had withered a long time ago, but a recently discovered mineral brought a spark of hope. Lumen, a crystal of high energy potency, can be the last chance for the struggling civilization. This mineral can drastically increase humanity's odds of survival.


A team of Scouts, highly specialized miners, has ventured deep below the ground. It’s almost impossible to survive there. They established a settlement near the estimated deposits of Lumen. Their mission objective is seemingly simple: excavate and collect the precious mineral. However, getting back with it to the surface alive is another story altogether. And no one has lived to tell that tale yet… Impossibly hostile caverns have proven to be a nearly impenetrable barrier so far, but they hold the key to rejuvenate the fading civilization.


What to expect from the game:

  • Defending an underground settlement by direct combat and the use of a wide array of turrets. 
  • Highly efficient and immensely satisfying digging mechanics.
  • Explosive weapons. 
  • Dynamic lights and pixel-perfect interaction with the fully destructible terrain.
  • Atmosphere of dread created through the impactful sound design and a unique 2Dynamic lighting system.
  • Tech tree that gives you a strong feeling of progression.
  • Realistic physics simulations (just look at the lava!).

Lumencraft will debut on Steam Next Festival on October 1, 2021 in the form of a playable demo, which will be followed by a Steam Early Access launch in the coming months.

The game will also be displayed on EGX in London between October 7-10, 2021. Lumencraft is set to be released on PC first, but other platforms are also considered.


The text version of this press release is available here.

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About Star Drifters:

Star Drifters is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. Established in 2014, known for the development and publishing of a real-time 4X strategy game called Driftland: The Magic Revival, and roguelite Danger Scavenger. Star Drifters' mission is to create engaging, challenging, and highly replayable games that will remain in players' memories for a long time.


About 2Dynamic Games:

2Dynamic Games is a Poland-based studio founded in 2020 in Cracow. The studio is focusing on developing an innovative, high performance terrain modification engine that allows for creating interactive and fully destructible 2D game worlds. 2Dynamic Games leverages the experience of the founding team that has created multiple games, big and small. Currently the team is working on their flagship game, Lumencraft, that showcases the main features of the Engine.