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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


I love games that have a captivating story which makes us reflect. Found the views of the two different people to be very interesting. The game itself was also a challenge, a challenge which I haven't entirely figured. I've gotten all of the artifacts and am missing only the last ending, which I can't figure out what it has to do with..
Will try more tomorrow. Nice game :)

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Dark as the devil, hot as hell, sweet as a kiss.

This game is simply sumptuous!

As with your other games, it has a certain sense of nihilistic maturity about it; like the real world, it's flawed and contrived in the most perfect way, such that no one would be willing to try to change it. I feel as though each pixel is precisely where it should be, and to alter it would somehow break it.

I've found all but the ninth portal. Anyone know where it is?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


For the hidden sign posts, do I have to do them in order. Because I accidentally unearthed the last one first. I think I got all of them (went back to the first one), but I can't find the portal to the south. Trying to figure out the lighthouse challenge, too. I know it has to do with the instructions...bleh.

Got all the items.

Anywho, what has affected me the most so far is not the two lovers (don't particularly care really to be honest) nor the beast, but the civilizations. I'm what some people may call a "rational Christian." I believe that faith in itself is irrational, and am extremely interested in physics and such. People may think, "a religious scientist? NO WAY!" But yeah, that's the part that touched me the most. These two clearly incompatible civilizations, one focused solely on science, and the other, while creating ingenious contraptions, focused on faith. I haven't gotten all the endings yet (got all the items though), but the message I got was:

"Both extremes lead to disaster."

Anywho, I'm a person that believes that games can be an art form, at least as much as movies and books are (love Bioware games, hehe), and can be extremely effective because it forces upon the player a dialogue and interaction. So kudos to you. Liked your other games as well.

I'm gonna go ahead and try to finish this up somehow. I should probably take a break though, hehe.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


when i began playing looming, i must be honest and say, it was just something to pass the time. as i began getting into the game, i soon realized, however that this is more than just a time-waster, as i should have known. the emptiness of the world in the beginning, that slowly fills with ideas and feelings from past inhabitants, and the main character, September's thoughts to fill this empty world with a "life" of sorts, is mainly influenced by the minor conflicts between the two predominant races, the "Seecha" and the "Lorem", who each have thier own belief systems, which just happen to be completely incompatibe with the other race's beliefs. this makes for an interesting world filled with memories to be found.

(in my opinion though, the part about "an ancient beast who knew exactly when it was going to die, and how" is what impacts ME the most)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


All i can say is wow i cant find the sign post under the spire to the east.... or figure out the light challenge but it was worth it i spent an hour on this game and loved every second... I just have one question why was the charaters names september and January?