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Lunark (2023) is a platform game with simple pixelated graphics that tell a cinematic story. It's similar to games like Flashback that were popular in the 80s and 90s. You run, jump, hang, climb, roll, and shoot your way through mysterious alien ruins, a flying penitentiary, a high-tech megalopolis, and a majestic forest.

The game is set on the Moon after Earth becomes inhospitable. Humanity used the Moon to escape and find another habitable planet. Unfortunately, the planet was already inhabited. Centuries later you play as Leo, an orphan rejected for being different and retrace his origins in the midst of a rebellion against the totalitarian regime you find yourself in.

You explore the planet, meet characters and solve problems to open doors and deal with enemies. Although it looks like an old-fashioned game the controls are responsive and intuitive and the progression system is generous. Lunark is an adventure focused on delivering a thrilling narrative with explosive moments.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lunark 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like and fantasy characters. This game features mild and non-realistic violence. When smaller spiders are shot several times, they collapse to the ground with a small amount of green blood visible. When larger spiders are shot, green blood effects appear until they are defeated, after which they fall to the ground. If the player’s character is attacked, it shimmers and loses a life. When all lives are lost, the level restarts.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to cope with precise controls and getting around the world. You need to have an inquisitive mind to discover how to progress. There's a strong narrative element which is important to understand to get the most from the game.


Lunark usually costs £16.75.


Steam Store PC £16.75
Switch Store Switch -
App Store Mac -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/03/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Narrative, Puzzle, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Canari Games (@CanariGames)

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