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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.
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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 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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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Love it

I love the sense of mystery and exploration. Learning of the world you've created is engaging as well. One fault: I don't play games for hours on end (maybe sometimes :P), needs a save system.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Although I am a fan of all of your games, I found Looming to be one that I just could not give up on until I had found all the endings. I enjoyed it in its entirety, but I will let the other (longer) reviews speak for me, as I believe they sum it up rather well. I enjoy art games because they break up the games that require you to shoot or jump through hoops for a high score with no bit of story to motivate me into playing. Please keep spinning these great interactive stories and I will continue to spend (if needed) hours of my time completing them. I must say that I cheated when it came to the final ending by reading another users instructions, because *spoiler* I never would have bothered going into the corners of Looming *end spoiler*

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

It doesn't really work.

It doesn't work, but just to be nice i gave it a 10.
I get stuck at the play button.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Simply, Amazing.

This game is nothing shiny... It is graphically wise to say at the least, severly impaired... Or at least that is the first thing you make out of it.

In the most clever of ways is this game masked. A true masterpiece under a coat of black and white pixels making no sense in the beggining, actively trying to persuade someone that has just started and is at no disposition to value the game for what it truly is, to quit in the first 5 seconds handing out a bad review telling you to "get lost from NewGrounds"...

You my friend, should have, are and must always be Newgrounds...

Games like this remind me of how videogames came to be one of the arts. Truly magnificent, with its hidden plots, items to unfold these plots and of course, the chilly atmosphere of shadows and distant voices every now and then.

Science vs Religion. A subject that we all have been hearing. Put in the extremes, true enough. Yet your depiction of it in this game, is of such an extent that, I'd love to go out with you mate, share a cup of joe and talk about anything! It really shows a man has gone after knowledge that he wished for himself and not forced into from others. Tells a lot about how you're an uneasy spirit (just like the protagonist might I add)

In any way, I could keep mumbling on, but I'm sure that if you've read all this you must be tired, even though it is but a mere fragment of the picture I try to give. And not just this game, but any of your games which I have all played and loved.

Put in simple words: 5/5, 10/10.
Marvelous. Keep this up.

(btw, if you hold one direction (say right) and then tap the keys to move diagonally (in this case up/down), you can tap dance :D!!!)

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