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Biolum Review

Biolum Review

Developers - IKO, Reynard Films, Prefrontal Cortex

Publisher - Astrea

Biolum is a 30min VR sci-fi narrative experience. 

Dive to uncharted depths of the ocean and discover a beautiful world of bioluminescent creatures. 

But all is not what it seems. What lies beneath the surface?

Biolum is but a small adventure game, packed with narrative and graphics that you can only dream about.

Taking place under the ocean floor, take your flashlight and explore a newfound cave, ripe full of mysterious creatures!

But not everything is at it seems on the surface level, lies and deceit awaits you on the other end of the tunnel system.

The graphics get even more intense in this mini baby picture!


The game begins by pressing the green button which leads into a tiny control teaching scenario. You learn to switch on flashlight, which in my opinion, is not needed at all.

The game is rather bright, it is surprisingly bright anyways, considering that you are way below normal sea levels and pressure.

After arriving at the cave entrance, you are then shown how to move, what it doesn't tell you is that you can move using head movements rather than follow the direct path that is shown.

What an interesting concept of using the flashlight to lower the worm plants!

Biolum... A 30 minute narrative exploration game of a mysterious sea cavern...

The game is mystical, and downright beautiful in terms of graphics and sound effects, going towards the end of the game, is when the true graphics come into play...

I was mesmerized.

Imagine having to restart because of a bug, 30minutes turned into 40!

During the long narrative cutscenes, you start to slowly uncover the real truth, the truth as too why you were chosen to take on this quest, the lies and deceit are unraveled and you become one with the creatures of the deep blue.

Even now, as I'm writing this review, I just want to experience that immersion again. 

But I know it will never be the same as experiencing it for the first time, I had hoped that there would be more to it, and I will continue to hope that more will come in the future.

The deep dark cavern where things get real, and fast!

Final thoughts

Disregarding the one bug that I encountered, because apparently I am too tall and kept travelling out of the boundaries of the map, even though during descent I was told that the suit wouldn't do that, and would bounce me off from the wall, or even stop moving altogether...

So, if you don't have your settings correctly configured in your Oculus Quest 2, you may encounter screen crashing like I did, or you could sit yourself on the floor and shimmy around, looking towards the direction, or sit yourself on an office chair that turns.

Either way, the choice is up to you.

The game is masterfully crafted, in story, immersion, narrative, graphics and sound. Thinking back on it... Even the animation, and the emotions during gameplay are captivating.

If you love an amazingly aesthetic game, with a rich story environment then Biolum is for you, be aware that it is only 30 minutes long.

Ouchy, that's gonna cause something later on!



Oh my lord, this game receives a massive 5 star rating from me.

Disregarding the bug, the game offers a fantastic look into a new view of underwater life, with fascinating visual effects. The visuals are definitely the biggest highlight of the game.

If the game ever had updates to further the story on, I would be so down to play it again.


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This thing is just majestic, massive and looks hungry, lets hope it doesn't eat us!

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