Luxuria Superbia Review
- A beautiful pairing of sight and sound.
- Game demands restraint and patience rather than an all-out attack.
- Unique treatment of the subject matter.
- Can make you feel a little uncomfortable.
Though it's pretty obvious what Luxuria Superbia is simulating, the game's unique treatment of the subject matter, combined with its musical and visual crescendos, make it worth a look.
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More and more, games designers are attmepting to include 'mature' content in their word. Usually, this translates into violence, swearing, and the inclusion of scantily-clad, impossibly proportioned women.
However, that kind of mature content is often delivered in a fairly adolescent way. When playing Luxuria Superbia we felt that we were playing a truly adult game, one that might even make you feel a little uncomfortable.
Luxuria Superbia is a game of touch and sensation. Patience plays a large part as well. You find yourself within the petals of a flower, floating towards its core. Touch the sides of the flower, and the interior will light up with vibrant colours. As you continue to touch, the accompanying soundtrack will begin to intensify. The goal is to bring the flower to - ahem - completion through touch and movement.
You will have to use more than one finger to press and stroke the sides of the flower, thus causing the inner petals to turn from single colour into a kaleidoscope of intense shades. You can reach this state quickly if you know the tricks to trigger it, but the game rewards you for taking your time, and riding out the experience for as long as possible.
Now the metaphor here is pretty blatant. As you are working your way to the end of each stage, the flower even starts speaking to you suggestively. After a few of these interjections, only the most innocent minded players will have any doubt regarding the game's sexual connotations.
And as both an art game and a less-than-subtle metaphor, Luxuria Superbia tells us that as long as both parties are enjoying themselves, there can be no losing - only a glorious win state. It's probably not the type of game you'd want to play in public, or have your partner catch you playing, but it's certainly a touchscreen experience you won't soon forget. Everyone remembers their first time.
DescriptionA simple game of touch, pleasure and joy.
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Luxuria Superbia is a colorful, musical journey made to fill you with joy. Exciting designs explode from your touch as you glide through playful stylized flowers. It’s all about the experience and the interaction.
--> Requires at least iPad 2, iPad mini, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (5th gen.)
"Luxuria Superbia is a bright, vibrant game that will make you smile as much as it will make you blush."
— Andrew Webster, The Verge
"Like many a human partner, it offers very little explicit instruction on how it wants to be caressed, but plenty of feedback to learn from.”
— Leigh Alexander, Slate
“Colorful… and oh-so-touchable. So touch it. You know you want to.”
— Andrew Vestal, Gaming Intelligence Agency
“It’s terrific! Lovely, sweet, and in its own way, quite funny.”
— Patrick Smith (Vectorpark)
“Its pretty darn wonderful.”
— Rudolf Kremer (Eufloria)
“What if Georgia O’Keefe and Claude Monet had a videogame love-child?”
— Chris Bateman (iHobo)
There’s twelve flower-like tunnels and a garden with a temple.
In the garden, you select a flower by turning the dial.
When you complete a flower the next one is unlocked.
A flower always starts out colorless.
But when you touch it, color fills the tunnel.
Stay in the glowing flower as long as possible!
Play slowly and gently to get a high score.
Just pushing through as fast as you can will result in failure.
The game wants you to take it easy and be playful.
The blush you cause to a flower imbues the garden too.
For each flower, there’s a column in the temple.
Time spent in a blooming flower makes its column grow.
The garden starts blank, just like the tunnels.
But over several journeys, it flourishes with color.
Bring color to the flowers, bring joy and beauty to the garden!
- Stimulating fun that brings you an experience of joy and happiness.
- Dynamic music by Walter Hus responds to your every touch.
- Playful, sensual interaction with lush colorful levels.
- The game engages with you –alone or with a friend– as an encouraging partner.
Launch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmiosE-N8tU
Play Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6RXlsiXXOo
People Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBhv9p5NDnw
Winner of the IGF Nuovo Award 2014
Finalist in Amaze 2014
Finalist in IndieCade 2013
Jury's Honorable Mention in IMGA 2014
- Walter Hus 制作的动态音效会根据你的买一个动作做出反应
- 游戏对于你而言就相当于独自一个人或是有个朋友在身边 - 就像有一个能够不断鼓励你的伙伴。
What's New in Version 1.1- Now you can also play on your iPhone (4 and up) or iPod touch (5th gen.)
- Fixed music sync error after game pause.
- Added multitouch support to screenshot button.
- Added toggle for low resolution on slow devices.
- Miscellaneous tweaks, corrections and optimisations.
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