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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.

Reviews


jackohyujiejackohyujie

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Great game, love the concept and the retro graphics. Plot was great, liked how it was about religion vs technology. The only put-off was how hard it was to find the artifacts(still can't find oarbor bone V). Other than that, truly excellent.


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CS2wixerCS2wixer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice game, has that creepy/surreal feeling to it

I liked the atmosphere of the game a lot. You said you were trying to make it a surreal game where the player gets all his information in a roundabout way, and you hit that nail on the head.

I think the only issue with it is that the "second signpost" clue can be a bit... off. I know that the second for you was the 5th one for me, and it took a while for me to go through them all to find it. I sort of wish there was a map too, maybe one the player could fill in as they visited the areas, or maybe just show the landmarks on the map, but I did get quite lost a couple of times and missed some pieces because I couldn't figure out if I'd already checked everything or not.

Of course, the point of playing th game was for the atmosphere, and that was done very well, so I don't think those other issues hurt this games standing with me at all, just little things I thought could be worked on is all. Great job though, sound effects, graphics, plot(s), they all were wrapped up in a nice little surreal box.

10/10, 5/5


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TokingFireTokingFire

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I'm Always Returning to Looming

I don't know what it is that kept me playing this purposely bare-bones adventure game, but this is something that, once you start, you definitely wanna finish because it looks so easy, but at times can be quite befuddling (I still can't make heads or tails of what the diagram means), and while it's a bit laborious collecting all of the artifacts, you can get them all (Lorem Tablet V is a bitch to find, so be sure to look east of the Math dome near the tunnel of spires).


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Oblivion1Oblivion1

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Confusion , anger, releaved, Secret medals? FUCKIT

Okay i have finally come to a conclusion that i hate hidden medals, WHAT HAVE I TO DO TO FIGURE THIS OUT, and this game isn't confusing as shit as is, no no, it wants to be the terminator of your brain to confuse and frustrate you, But this game is an addicting game none the less and that means its compelling to the player to finish what he started, even though i gave up after the signpost told me to go back to where the second secret signpost was hidden and go east till you find the off road and theres a signpost hidden south,,,, ok now if you found that signpost, 1 you have too much time, get laid and then get laid again, and 2 since option 1 wont happen play a fucking different game.

all in all my over all is

Graphics: 2 (pixel games cant go higher)

Story: 3-8 (cause i couldn't figure out what the story was at some points)

Game play: 5 (Directions and X is not a ideal game but it was good)

Fun: 9 (it just seemed so easy but wasn't)

Medals 7-8 (Good medals but secret medals should be taken out back and shot with a cig in its mouth)

you actually got a review.
So good for you i'm a picky player



kevsteraterkevsterater

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

cool

reminds me off the old atari's