Lucah: Born of a Dream

Entrant 2019



Lucah: Born of a Dream is a semi-autobiographical action-adventure game that uses the languages of character-action games to present a singular vision of self-discovery through struggle.

Cursed to have their personal demons come to life as vicious Nightmares, Lucah embarks on a journey to achieve Purification and overcome the Corruption consuming them. Players must master a deep combat system to lay waste to the Nightmares in a quest for self-acceptance. Through its style and systems, Lucah presents a personal narrative centered around trauma, Catholic guilt, and identity. All these themes are expressed through the player's gradual mastery of the expressive combat system as they develop confidence and a personal fighting style over cyclical playthroughs.