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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...
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 the 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
539 products in account
3 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Primordia is a game set in a world where ‘Man’ has mysteriously disappeared from the world. Man, also known as ‘The perfect machine’ were the builders from which sentient robots sprang into ‘life’. You play Horatio, a humanoid robot searching for his power core which was stolen by a ‘big robot with claws that shoots lasers’. You have a companion along the way, Crispin. He’s a cocky little robot, full of witty banter and useful advice (although, that advice can be hard to coax out of the little guy at times).

But I digress, back to the story. All I can say is, ‘Wow’. Ok, so it starts a little slow, but once you start learning about you character and his past the game really opens up. Playing as ‘Horatio Nullbuilt V.5’, your character has four versions of prior history of which the data has become fragmented and corrupted. You’ll meet robots along the way that seem to know you, but you haven’t much recollection of them! On top of the world that you are set exploring, this story mechanic really draws you in and makes you hungry for more. I remember thinking that if this game was a book, I’d read the hell out of it! It’d be one of those books that you can’t put down despite having to work early the next day! And in truth, I couldn’t put this game down. Thanks Wormwood Studios, my daughter finally gets to sleep, and instead of capitalising on this moment of rest that I could be having, I decide to turn on my PC and play a little more Primordia!

The music and sounds effects really help to bring this game to life. The background music can be haunting at times, and other times it can be so subtle to lift the mood of a scene that you hardly notice it has changed. The voices of the many robots that populate the world have a slight tinny, and sometimes electronic sound to them, each different from the last. Being how it’s set in a world of robots, Wormwood Studios could have simply hired the same vocal artist and applied filters to his/her voice, but they haven’t gone this route thankfully. Every robot you meet oozes personality, and the voice acting is top notch, adding real character and a human touch to these robots that were, at least in the past, touched by humanity.

Despite all the things that make Primordia such a wonderful game, there are a couple of things that bugged me whilst playing through it. The first thing is the heads up display, or HUD for short. The HUD is located at the top of the screen, and when you drag your mouse up to the top it will pop down, allowing access to the various menu’s and inventory. Sometimes it can get in the way though, as it’s not located at the upper most pixel, and sometimes when you are on the lookout for that next pick-up, or you want to exit to another area, the HUD can slide down, thus breaking the immersion ever so slightly. It’s not a deal breaker by any means, but it can be a slight annoyance at times.

The second thing that got to me the whole time was the graphics. Don’t get me wrong here, I absolutely adore the art style. This game looks great, my problem is that it could have looked amazing. This game isn’t HD, you can set the resolution higher, but you then have to apply a filter to smooth out the jaggies as the game wasn’t designed to run at high resolutions! This results in the image being a little washed out when you play full screen. This wouldn’t be as noticeable on a smaller monitor, but on my 22” screen it was a slight issue.

Gripes aside, Primordia is a polished and lively world with a great story that compels you to finish the game. Clocking in at around 4-5 hours, it’s a journey so full of history and lore that you can’t help but be fascinated by it, the world they have created is really captivating. The central character and his companion guide you through this gritty world, and even though Crispin can be a little on the sarcastic side, you become attached to all you companions, and enemies.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
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94 reviews
8.7 hrs on record
Don't let the middling metacritic score fool you. This is a great adventure game in an amazing setting. There are a few spots where a guide is nessisary, but still, one not to be missed for adventure game fans.
Posted: November 3rd, 2013
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
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1 review
7.9 hrs on record
I'M HAVING A ♥♥♥♥ING EXISTENTIAL CRISIS!
Get this if you like philosophical ♥♥♥♥ and/or classic PC point n' click adventures.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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35 reviews
7.7 hrs on record
Primordia is a point and click adventure where you start off as Horatio, a robot that desperately tries to get back his power source, along with his faithful sidekick. You inevitably end up in Metropol, the city of light, where you discover its history and remember your past. Personally, I find the story more interesting than anything wadget eye has had to offer so far (better than the blackwell series and gemini rue imho) and it is the main reason I recommend this game.

+ Interesting dialogues and story
+ Funny sidekick
+ Graphic style is old but pretty
+ Multiple endings

- Humor can be a bit silly at times
- Low resolution
Posted: February 26th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
5.6 hrs on record
An awesome adventure game that with great atmosphere, perfect soundtrack and a well written, intriguing story
captivates you. the puzzles are logical and the voice acting is sublime.
Buy this freaking game!
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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