February 24, 2014 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Leamington Spa, United Kingdom - Lumo Deliveries Inc., a social management sim with a difference, is coming to mobile devices this summer. The brainchild of Lumo Developments, a brand new studio formed by members of the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed Team Lumo (Kumo Lumo, Paper Titans), Lumo Deliveries Inc. allows gamers to build a business empire like Enron, Woolworth's, Pan Am and DeLorean... or, ideally, one that is actually successful.
In Lumo Deliveries Inc., players take on the role of an International Logistics Manager, launching their delivery career from humble beginnings with one man and a battered, three-wheeled van. Through hard work and effective management, players can grow their business into a global empire, controlling a fleet of gleaming zeppelins, trains and, eventually, rocket ships! Why settle at global domination when the whole galaxy is your oyster?
Combining tactical decisions with beautifully eclectic visuals and whimsical humour, Lumo Deliveries Inc. encourages players to effectively manage their profits by choosing between lucrative long haul jobs or lower value local jobs. The travel distance denotes how long a job will take to complete, so players will need to manage their time as well as look after the welfare of their staff... an unhappy driver is a slow driver!
Lumo Deliveries Inc. features a multi-layered and compulsive appointment system similar to Tiny Tower mixed with some Dumb Ways To Die mayhem. It's only by staying on top of their jobs and checking in with their drivers that players will be able to maximise profits and make the best progress. Expanding their empire will allow players to purchase even more desirable vehicles, ensuring that their work force remains loyal, happy, away from of those troublesome beatniks!
Team founder Steve Stopps says:
"We can't wait for people to start building their own Lumo Deliveries Inc. empire. The ability to see your friends' progress means that you can make deliveries to them, or embrace the free market and compete by building a bigger empire than theirs."
Lumo Developments is one of the first phoenix studios to arise following the collapse of Blitz Games late last year, and is part of a new wave of innovative creative teams and collectives to emerge in the wake of the closure. The start-up has raised investment from the Tesseract Interactive SEIS Service, managed by Daedalus Partners, to support its plans.
Lumo Deliveries Inc. will be released on mobile devices during Summer 2014. More details on the game will be announced soon.
Part of Leamington Spa's Arch Creative scene, Lumo Developments aim to make unique experiences to surprise and delight players. The four-person team has over 35 years combined experience of making games, but believes it is its passion in combining elements from the fringes of pop-culture that really sets it apart. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Lumo Developments. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.