Aaru's Awakening is a sidescrolling, hand-drawn 2D action platformer and Lumenox Games' debut effort. After being delayed from Summer 2014, the game was released on February 23, 2015 for the PC and Mac before later coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
Players take upon the role of Dawn's Champion, Aaru, as he travels through the realms of Dusk, Day, Night, and Dawn to settle conflict in the lands. The game utilises hand-drawn art style and focuses on a masocore style of platforming. The game's central mechanic revolves around the Aaru's ability to teleport which works by the player throwing an orb which serves as the location the player will teleport to. For example if the player is presented with a small gap they cannot run through they may be able to throw the ball under the wall and teleport instantly to its location. Many of the puzzles within the game require utilising this ability alongside the other types of movement such as running, jumping and performing an air dash.