Jon Ireson of RealGamerNewz writes, "RealGamerNewz had the recent opportunity to speak with the developers behind Superlumina about what was going through their minds when they put together Superlumina: First Contact for the iOS platform. While visually the game may resemble something like chess in space, the concepts behind the title prove to be far more deep than that. Superlumina: First Contact's subtitle also plays on the fact that mankind has for the first time stepped out of the confines of our own galactic neighborhood and found life on other planet mid-war. Now our species must strategically navigate through such a treacherous universe our own way. Perhaps surprisingly, First Contact also plays on the fact that Superlumina is a taste of things to come as the developers behind the title revealed to me that the game is a first initiation into an entirely new and vast universe years in the making."