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Jul 5, 2010 | 3:32 PM EDT

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Traveler 5 Points Enter a portal.
Excavator 10 Points Collect at least 6 artifacts.
Repeat Visitor 10 Points Make at least 10 visits to Looming.
Archaeologist 25 Points Collect at least 18 artifacts.
Binary Abacist 50 Points Collect all of the tally beads.
Lithocryptologist 50 Points Collect all of the diagram pieces.
Lorem Archivist 50 Points Collect all of the Lorem tablets.
Priest of Science 50 Points Collect all of the Path rings.
Seecha Expert 50 Points Collect all of the Seecha rods.
Xenopaleontologist 50 Points Collect all of the Oarbor bones.
Perceptive Explorer Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
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Author Comments

This game is about two lovers named January and September.
No, wait; it's about a group of people who don't believe in the sky.
No, it's about a pantheon of scientific disciplines.
Or maybe it's about an ancient beast who knew exactly when it was going to die, and how.

It's about a place. A place called Looming.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


i happened to look at GregoryWeir's medals and he only has the "traveler" one. I ask "why?"

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GregoryWeir responds:

I've played the game so many times while making it that I haven't gotten around to beating it again on Newgrounds...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

great game + penis!

I thought the atmosphere was excellent, everything from the audio (wind, quiet SFX) to the black and white shading. I was intrigued by looming, and have even drawn much inspiration from it for my d&d game.

The relationship between september and january was great, although I must admit, early on I didn't read anything, so I missed a lot. I'll clear the data and go back, though. I'm hoping there is some conclusive ending, although I'm not sure there will be.

my favorite part were the stars. using them twice was very clever. I won't say more, though, for fear of giving too much away.

I've completed everything but the second dot and the second secret medal. I'm determined to figure it out on my own, but I'm stumped right now. but then, maybe tomorrow. there's always more time to spend in looming.

Oh yes, there are some accidental penises hidden in the paths. probably accidental, anyway.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good game

but i really cant get the 5. 6. and 7. portal, i have no idea where to find l the last loomings.. also i need the secret medal (100pts) can anybody help me? i spent alot of time getting this far and want to finish :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


It's a great game, but my only niggle is once your down to the last item it becomes almost impossible to find it unless your lucky or drawing a map at the same time.
An auto drawn map or a sound effect when your in the vicinity of an object would be nice.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Lets try take this the long way.

In the beginning, I was content with the small black and white world I was forced upon, I took in the few sites, and with curiosity behind me, I quickly examined the small glowing circle beneath me. I had been dragged back to the very beginning, and I had barely taken a few steps - I was disappointed.

I started again, with intentions of lasting more and more, I took a step, and saw myself in an unfamiliar place, I grew even more excited as a glimmering star rewarded me with... something new, but I ignored it and continued. I walked.
And walked.
And walked.
I saw another shining object and naturally, I walked into it, and was treated with a restart. Perhaps not a good thing, I had finally gotten somewhere, and had no progress.
January intrigued me, and I wanted to know more, so I continued.

After a while, each area became familiar with me, and soon, landmarks became my guide, a group of spires became south-east-hidden-sign, the cross became crucifix center, and Looming became my home, it would soon become boring and uninspiring, but developed into the familiar, and simple. Though I still conspired to know the story ended.

Then, the legends spoke of the Epiphany.

Graphics; 7
It was as much as we needed, it made research harder, and easier at the same time. I'm sick of white though.
Sound; 9
No music, eerie sounds, just steps and wind.
Gameplay; 6
Walk, and examine, just enough to pass.

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