Life has ceased. Man is but a myth. And now, even the machines have begun to fail. Lead Horatio Nullbuilt and his sarcastic sidekick Crispin on a journey through the crumbling world of Primordia, facing malfunctioning robots, ancient secrets, and an implacable, power-hungry foe.
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Release Date: Dec 5, 2012

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"Terrific and incredibly polished. Something you can't afford to miss."
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"The first graphic adventure game of recent memory to be truly worthy of being compared to the triumphs of the glory days."
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"A gorgeous, clever, and melancholy science-fiction parable."
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"A witty, fun, challenging adventure with a marvellous host of likeable characters."
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About This Game

What Happened to the Humans?

Set in a post-apocalyptic world strewn with cast-off machines, Primordia tells the story of Horatio Nullbuilt, a stoic robot who values his solitude and independence. Horatio spends his days studying the Book of Man, sparring with his droid companion Crispin, and tinkering with the airship they call home — a peaceful existence that becomes threatened when a rogue robot steals the energy source that the pair needs to survive.

When Horatio and Crispin’s search for energy brings them to the dazzling city of Metropol, the simple quest to recover their stolen power core leads to unexpected discoveries about Horatio’s origins and a new understanding of the legendary humans who walked the earth before him.

Key Features

  • An epic storyline about the extinction of the human race
  • Voiceover work starring fan favorite Logan Cunningham
  • Gorgeous post-apocalyptic setting
  • Optional puzzles - learn more about the world the more you play

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or above
    • Processor: Pentium or higher processor
    • Memory: 64 MB
    • Hard disk space: 1.5 Gb
    • Video Card: DirectX 5 or above compatibility
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
An excellent point-and-click. Truly engaging characters and top-notch storytelling. There's a constant hinting at a rich backstory which fits perfectly into the narrative. It hooked me from the start and I basically just plowed through it from the moment I installed it. I wished it could have gone on and on in spite of the wonderfully satisfying ending(s). Just looking at the images on the store page makes me miss the bleak yet beautifully drawn landscapes and locales.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This is what a point-and-click adventure should be. Story, characters, dialogue, challenging puzzles, atmosphere, art style. The only bad thing about this game is that it eventually ends. Until that point, it is an absolute treasure.

The banter between Horatio and Crispin is probably the best part of the story. Anyone who was ever a fan of the classic Lucasarts point-and-click adventures should get this game at once.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
First let me start off by saying that the reason I have not written a review for this masterpiece sooner is simply because I didnt feel like I could do it justice. I still dont feel like I can do that, but I will take a shot.

It is easily my favourite point and click, I love everything about it, from the artwork to the story to the voice acting. The only thing I wish they would improve on is the fact that they are not going to make any more content in Primordia's universe. This game truely is a gem though, and for its price even more so I would say that if you love story games, or want to try one, Primordia is one of the best choices out there.

Sorry for the crap review.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Wormwood Studios made their introduction onto Steam a memorable one with Primordia, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi point and click title. You will guide Horatio Nullbuilt through the futuristic, rusty dystopian wasteland known as Primordia. Horatio, and his floating comic-relief sidekick Crispin, need to get their stolen power core back; either that, or face death when their charges run dry and they shut down. They soon find out that getting their power core back is the least of their worries, as there's an entire city known as Metropol that's run by a corrupted master computer.

As you wander the lonely, desolate landscape of Primordia, you will come across many robots to interact with. Some of them are self-aware, some of them utter their pre-programmed responses, some will become friends, and some will be enemies. Man has ceased to exist for many years, though the exact timeframe is undetermined, but long enough for them to have vanished into legend. Horatio is a believer in Humanism, a religion that sees man as god; he even carries his copy of the Gospel of Man with him. The story is absolutely stunning, and the same can be said for the dialogue; I will forego delving any further into either so that you may truly enjoy the experience for yourself.

This is another point and click title that is obscure in its puzzle solving. There are many times that you will need an item which is hidden in a place that you'd never think to look. For people like me that completely suck with even the simple point and clicks, a guide will absolutely be necessary. However, for more advanced enthusiasts of the genre, you're in for a real challenge and treat. Every puzzle is a "think outside the box" type, and very few are expected or familiar. Even a large portion of the achievements are enigmatic. With a guide, you're looking at about 5-6 hours of playtime, without one you'll easily approach 10 hours.

The artwork of Primordia is done in a monochromatic rusty theme, for the most part consisting of dark browns and dirty oranges. There are subtle glimpses of neon reds and blues, and some places that are steel grey, but they're few and far between. The art does a fantastic job in bringing out the feeling that everything is coated in thick layers of rust, dirt, and sand, and that humans have been dead for centuries. Likewise, the pockmarks on Horatio and many other characters and places conveys the likelihood of near-constant acid rain. The melancholic, dismal, void-of-life atmosphere of the title is both exceedingly strong and somehow calming. The soundtrack is comprised of ambient, semi-industrial tracks that compliment the art wonderfully.

If you've been holding off on grabbing Primordia, stop waiting and just go for it. You simply cannot rob yourself of a detailed, highly immersive experience such as this one. Truly one of the greatest point and click adventure games of the modern era, Primordia is the complete package; visuals, audio, enjoyable characters, story, dialogue, and challenging gameplay. Even though it's a steal at $10.99 CAD, you can also find it on sale for $2.19 CAD at times, either one is a huge bargain.

Rating: 5.0/5.0 - An astonishing achievement, this game must be played.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
When I saw this game, it has some interesting feels on it and when I found out it is like those old school point and click games, I ecided to get this one since I didn't play one of those for long time, most were some kids game or other, but this one has nice apocalyptic mood on it and I love it's visual style.

The controls are simple, just point and click, getting into inventory is simple as moving my mouse up to see it and if I ever feel lost what to do next, I just need to ask someone what they would do.

This game also feature the multiple endings, but I don't know yet how much there is since I did play for couple of hours.

If my review is pretty confusing, I don't blame you.
When I review MY reviews, I'm thinking myself: "What was I talking about"
So I put some pros, neutrals and cons with reasons on this game.

+ Art style
It has nice pixel art style like those old school point and click games and I like the designs of the characters and others

+ Voice acting
Like any other point and click games (or any games) they have voice acting and they sound pretty good or even well done in my opinion, especially Crispin being sarcastic and mostly paranoid about like giant cannibal robot.

+ Good sidekick
Like I said about Crispin, I like his charming punchlines and sarcastic nature.
He also is reliable on certain area where you need get something or get somewhere, he even give some ideas what to do next

+ Puzzles
Who doesn't like puzzles, not you?
Then why did you pick this game, if you don't like puzzles?
Anyway, this game mostly puzzle on certain parts where you have to either combine, poke with it, ask or anything else and this game is not like you can get stuck forever, you just need to think about what would you do or first gather info and then figure it out or ask Crispin what would he do on that, not like he straightforward tells you, but suggest something.

It's about robots

= Story
This game has that simple story, I wont spoil anything else, but the beginning, you are Horatio who is trying to rebuild the crashed ship to fly with it, but then some big unknown floating robot comes to ship, shoots you and steal your power core, after that you woke up and decided to do something about it.
Welp, I'm not usually care about the story, but it is huge part of this game, but I don't usually follow it or even "know" does story make good sense, so that's why I put it as neutral because... I'm terrible to review the story part.

= glitchs and bugs
there are some minor bugs and glitch on this game, but it's not severe or annoying, it's just there and it wont stop you to continue to play this game, just some quick freezing that you almost don't notice all the time and other rare glitches.

- Games length
I do admit, it does make the game longer since you have to figure out the puzzles, but when you finish the game on first time, you just know almost all of it and you can just blow this game maybe almost under of hour, unless you think there is still something missing in it.

I really like this game, too bad it is short, but it did took me over 5 hour to pass it first time and it is pretty addicting since I did played nonstop from 22:00 PM to 4:30 AM.
It has only one cons in my opinion and that is not even a huge problem and I think this game pretty great since art style is beautiful and progression interesting on it.

In other words, this game is worth for your attention if you like point and click games.

Welp, that's all for now.

Doktor Greenman, logging out.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I really enjoyed this point 'n click! It had a rich and immersive story, and very decent puzzles that were logical and challenging. The art was really cool, if just a little bit void of color. But taking place in a post apocalyptic era usually does that. The characters were diverse and unique and very relatable. The comic relief wasn't too annoying. And he gave actual helpful hints if you get stuck. Also, the voice acting was actually really well done! Not neeeearly as cheesey as some other ones out there. The story, though, is what really held me. Its got an awesome spin on robot society and what they would "believe." It also has multiple endings and multiple ways to solve puzzles, so good replay value. And if you like achievements, it's an easy 100%. You can tell a lot of love went into making this... It's not one you will soon forget!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This is a very recommendable point and click adventure game:
+ nice pixelart
+ great dystopian cyberpunkish atmosphere
+ good playlength
+ replayability (different endings)
+ great voice acting
+ nice numeric puzzles

no actual cons:
+/- very few puzzles need pixelhunting (I remember 1)
+/- nice difficulty (even higher if you don't consult your "PDA" :)c)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I'm a little late on this one but I just felt the need to leave a review on it.

I grew up playing point&click adventure games, and I played pretty much all of the 90's classics, so unfortunatly nowadays it can be quite hard for me to find a game that keeps up with the expectations I have for this kind of games but I can tell you that Primordia is on par with the best games of this genre.
It's a blast of joy and nostalgia to play a title like this that makes me feel like a kid again exploring a new awesome unknown world.

Primordia has a Beneath a Steel Sky vibe to it that instantly got me hooked, but even if you didn't play any of the older point&click titles Primordia would be a great place to start because it's so damn charming!

The story of the game is engaging and well-written, the soundtrack and voice-acting is great, the characters are memorable and make you feel attached to them.
The game puzzles are not too hard but they offer a good challenge, although this may vary from person to person depending on the experience you have with this genre.

The only downside I can think of is that the game is a bit short but the multiple endings and achievements give Primordia a good degree of replayabilty that other games lack.

This game is a MUST-PLAY, and I just want to thank Wormwood Studios and Wadjet Eye Games for this amazing experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Enthralling from the very beginning.

Lovable characters, great banter between them, and a world that alludes to a rich history will make the setting one of your favourite.

Highly recommend this game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Primordia is a point and click adventure game where you help Horatio to get back his power core that a evil robot took..... I mean stole from him ;) There are many nice puzzels and dialouges in the game and you can get many diffrent endings on the game.

-Nice puzzels
-Some humor
-Horatios sidekick Crispin
-Good dialouges with voice acting (that you can turn of if you dont like to hear voices)
-Good story with diffrent endings
-Many achivments for achivment hunters

-Some achivments are really hard to get
-The grapic is okay, sometimes is hard to see things (its not bad)
-No resolution settings

A great game you defently should pick up.

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14.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Top notch storytelling, style, and humor. Puzzle difficulty is nicely done with your sidekick providing hints if you need them. Wish there was a sequel.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
Communism is bad kiddies! That said, I wholeheartedly recommend this game, it is a good game, you should all play and learn being a communist will end badly, comrade
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8.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Well worth the money
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6.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
Has many sad endings. Fun to play though. Make you cry if you're as sensitive as me.
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16.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
An amazing point-and-click adventure. A cyberpunk version of Discworld and Flicker. What else is there to say? I laughed, I laughed more, I got slightly frustrated at a puzzle or two. There was even some touching moments. Great storytelling, phenomenal art!
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10.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
Product received for free
This feels so good and oldschool.
I don't play many point and clicks but I do give a try to some that look interesting;
and indeed my mind was completely dragged into the universe as a result.
Sometimes it brought a tear to my eye and at other times I had a laugh for real - that's how story-based games should be.
I did not skip a single dialogue, the voice acting was perfectly balanced in my opinion - not too overly dramatic and not too pretentious either. It was just... realistic?

Amazing game, thank you.
Also, gorgeous music.
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6.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
A wonderful game, decent puzzles and intresting story / setting .
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13.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
yES. Oh, so much yes.
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11.9 hrs
Posted: October 13
Nice puzzles and an amazing story with lovable characters.
I game I played in one sitting because it kept me engaged all the time.
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