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Looming

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rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Adventure - Other
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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.

Reviews


flamenemyflamenemy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Surreality strikes

Seeing how this game is not our typical fast paced shooter or just another TD, I feel obliged to... change my criteria. In a good way.
The casual player might find the graphics to be "ugly" and low-end, but I really think this is the best way to portray the game. The 1D graphics give this retro, eerie feel that is integral to the game.
The concept of learning through exploration is implemented very well; like cafeenerush21 at first I felt like "...WTF", but I got engaged in the story and the clues about the creature, people, and the protagonist. The idea of these cultures and the contrast between them is very interesting. Really, you could make anything out of this game, as long you get engaged and think about it.
Not seeing the sky?
I really want to see a sequel from you. A map would be welcome; The clue about the "second post" was really irritating, as I couldn't remember where/what I've read.
PS: Some medals aren't working, the "collections" for example. But whatever, it's not that important.



sysansysan

Rated 4 / 5 stars

decent

Fairly good game. Games like this are usualy my favorites but even for this type of game it ran a tad long.



cafeenerush21cafeenerush21

Rated 5 / 5 stars

welp

i was captivated from the confusing beginning. "I have no idea what's going on this is stupid....... I wanna find out what's going on.... this is cool" haha ... it's like reading The House of Leaves. good jorb my friend.



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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