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Illuminaria. A base-building game with bright and unique gameplay is launching today on Steam!

Out today on Steam.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

 

August 4th, 2022-- Selva Interactive is pleased to announce that their unique and welcoming base-building game, Illuminaria, is coming to Steam today! 

 

In Illuminaria players will be tasked with bringing back light to a world overtaken by darkness. They’ll control a swarm of intelligent robots while mining resources, managing and defending multiple bases, going on expeditions, and fighting perilous enemies that stand in their way.

 

Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1719240/Illuminaria

Trailer: https://youtu.be/QdrXZWTmErw

 

In Illuminaria the mechanics are simplified in a unique way. Building and gathering resources take only a few clicks from the user. The player controls a swarm of robots who are smart enough to decide which task to do next based on the swarm's intelligence and the player's input. The game combines several genres in the strategy spectrum, like tower defense, auto battlers, and base-building, straightforwardly and engagingly.

 

The game has two main objectives: Lighting beacons (to clear the darkness from the world) and liberating bases that have been taken over by enemies. To fulfill those tasks, the player will need to build multiple bases with warehouses and different resource-producing machines. At the same time, players will defend their bases from enemies of darkness that will attempt to steal and destroy their resources. Players will also visit expeditions to find rare materials and fight in auto battles. 

 

The game takes place on a planet in an unknown part of the universe. Centuries ago, this planet was full of life. Then, darkness appeared and took it all away. The Illumi, the world’s inhabitants, tried to stop the blight but couldn’t do it on time. So as a last resort, they created an automated system to save the world. It’s now up to the player to control this high-tech system and restore light to save Illuminaria.

 

Some of the features that make this game different and interesting are:

  • The player controls a swarm of robots using simple interactions

  • The game focuses on building and gathering but has elements of tower defense and auto battles

  • Illuminaria is welcoming and approachable to newcomers to the genre.

  • A goal-oriented experience you will be able to finish and enjoy (Not a sandbox game)

 

Illuminaria is a project developed by a 3-person team from Guatemala. It has been funded and made possible by WINGS. For more information about Illuminaria please visit the press kit at: https://illuminariagame.com/presskit or their Steam page at: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1719240/Illuminaria

 

About Selva Interactive

 

Selva Interactive was founded in Guatemala in 2016 by Alhvi Balcarcel and Carlos Villagran.  The two sought to combine their unique backgrounds into innovative ideas and gameplay. They are also co-founders of the Guatemalan Game Developers community, GameDevGT. For more information, please visit: https://selvainteractive.com 

 

About WINGS

 

WINGS Interactive is a games fund that finances games by diverse teams, starting with games from teams with women and marginalized genders developers at key positions. Selection for financing is carried out by a committee of international women and non-binary game developers with a proven track record. For more information, please visit: https://wingsfund.me/ 

 

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