Indie games developer Tobias Sturn, also known as Emoak, has released their new game called Lyxo on the iOS App Store and Google Play.
Lyxo is a puzzle game that explores the emotional interaction between light and darkness. The goal is to divert rays of light around obstacles to illuminate darkened rooms. The way the game’s physics engine works is that each light source emits thousands of individual rays that refract and reflect as you might expect.
You must also use these light sources to create different colours, achieved by combining different coloured light sources to create the desired effect. Altogether there are 87 handcrafted levels, each one containing puzzles with unexpected solutions.
Lyxo uses a minimalist Bauhaus-inspired design, one that Sturn has been very keen on adapting into the game. You can check it out in the trailer we’ve linked here.
The concept of the game came to Sturn when lying in bed one day. They saw a beam of light creeping through the room, cutting into the darkness. From that point, Sturn immediately envisioned a game about using mirrors to guide light through darkened rooms.
Sturn had previously created the game Machinaero, which was released back in 2019. Lyxo is a bit of a departure from that game, at least in terms of visual appeal. But both also promote realism with regards to their physics engines or graphical style, something which Sturn likes to employ in all of their games.If you enjoy playing puzzle games and want to discover more on iOS, be sure to read our list detailing some of the best for iPhone and iPad.