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LUCID is a Metroidvania / side-scrolling action platformer video game developed by Matte Black Studio and published by Apogee Entertainment.


Discover your own legend in LUCID. Platform through a crystalline world torn apart by calamity, absorb powerful abilities that expand movement and enhance combat against a diverse cast of enemies and bosses, all in gorgeous pixel art inspired by the golden age of 2D side-scrollers.

After the Great Fall and the destruction of the Lucid Giant, the world of Aedyn has succumbed to corruption. Only the dwindling Sentinels are left to guard a fragile balance. As Oenn, you will explore this shattered world and fulfill a solemn promise. Ascend the frigid Onyx Ridge, traverse the claustrophobic Crystal Caverns, or descend into the dark from the gloom of Welltown. Meet an eclectic cast of characters, friend and foe alike, each with their own stories and quests. Combat a vast array of enemies and challenging bosses. Explore detailed levels and dungeons full of secrets and collectables to entice you off the beaten path. Discover your own legend, and see the world through lucid eyes.

Key Features

  • Classic precision platforming action, inspired by the greats, rendered in beautiful pixel art.
  • Tight controls and movement for a fantastic platform and combat feel.
  • Evolve your moveset and combat potential with five different Crystal Arts.
  • Master your movement and moveset to capitalize and conquer the combat.
  • Explore a vast, interconnected and lore-rich world full of mystery and danger.
  • Each area houses its own unique dungeon that tests your mastery of the Crystal Arts.
  • Choose your own path and decide which level to attempt next.
  • Meet a huge cast of characters, from the friendly to the not-so-friendly.
  • Face off against an enormous roster of dangerous foes and formidable bosses.
  • Gorgeous pixel art landscapes with detailed parallax backgrounds give a true sense of depth and immersion.
  • Original score inspired by tracks from our favorite games, running the gamut from the chill beats of Donkey Kong Country to the pulse pounding electrorock of Mega Man X.


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  • September 6, 2022

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