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."
Indie Games

"The first graphic adventure game of recent memory to be truly worthy of being compared to the triumphs of the glory days."
Hardcore Gaming 101

"A gorgeous, clever, and melancholy science-fiction parable."
Adventure Gamers

"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

    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
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Ishvii
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
One of the best point and click action games I've played. The first hour made me laugh, the puzzles were logical (didn't have to click on everything with everything else) and the voice acting is top notch. Just a shame about the resolution.
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Jarn Argence
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
This was an interesting game. Don't be fooled by the endings you think you see. Somehow, I managed to mess up the game so badly that I only got sad endings. These are the endings that no one talks about. The endings where the main character's friends are all dead, and he goes back to his ship, and reprograms himself to forget about what happened at the city. The ending when he has nothing left to live for.
Yet, I have seen other playthroughs where he manages to save his friends, and the ending is full of hope. It all depends on you. Will you save your friends? Will you join the AI who ruined your life? It is all your choice.
and in the end, what does it mean to be human?
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francesco.finucci
11.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
After a total 11 hours of playing, I've finished Primordia. As a point-and-click the gameplay is mainly based on puzzles and some basic crafting, but its steampunk atmosphere, its hughely charismatic characters and its deep and thought-provoking messages are the strongest part in the game.

In general, Primordia creates a powerful discourse about justice, law, charity, industry and energy, community and knowledge, energy and history. Most importantly, about logic and free will. As a player, you are brought to wander in an environment that is partially an echo of men's life, partially an odd representation of robotic life, where to the decay of humanity is counterposed the need for energy of the last city on earth. Every knowledge is lost in the dust, and Metropol, the city where the two protagonists will find themselves in, is a ghost city whose only side still provided with energy is a long road.

I will be haunted by its finale for a while, also because of its powerful credit OST. It leaves its scars, but worth, worth playing.
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Blade
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
What a great game! The story was easy to follow but gets lost at times. Puzzles are well placed but I found them easy enough not to get fustrated. All round a great story with hilarious dialogue. Worth the money. ^_^
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Bear
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Compeling Story
Great Voice Acting
Fun and diverse Characters
Lots of possible endings

A great game
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Moonsugar
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
Started playing it this evening, and finished it in one go. It's rather short, but definitely encourages replaying it for different endings, and I fully intend to do that. The story is engaging, and there is a lot of backstory to uncover.

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Pros:
- Story
- World-building
- Multiple ways to solve a problem
- Encouragement to replay it.

Cons:
- Short :(
- Very little in terms of journal

Tips: write down EVERY number you see.
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sj
22.3 hrs
Posted: August 13
I love the writing, atmosphere, characters, and soundtrack of Primordia. It's a sort of post-apocalyptic dystopian future in which "Man" went extinct in the distant past and robots are all that is left on planet Earth. I liked that a lot of the story went unspoken and has to be pieced together as you play the game, and I find it funny that I have come up with my depiction of the "unspoken" backstory in my own mind. I also thought the voice actor for Horatio was excellent.

That being said, the movement is a bit clunky (even considering that it is a 2.5D retro game) and I wish there were more areas to explore. Also, the game being pixellated did not add much to the experience. I often wonder what the game would look like with hand-drawn sprites instead of pixel sprites (probably much cooler).

Overall, I would recommend Primordia if you have the patience for a point-and-click RPG.
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PMBall
16.4 hrs
Posted: August 12
A great, if somewhat short game with quality writing and great music. The puzzles (mostly) make a lot of sense, and there are quite a few optional way of advancing in the game and alternate endings.
A must for the adventure genre fans.
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Lord_Nemo
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 11
This is my first point-and-click game and.... im in love. This game got to me, the story, artwork, characters, all of it. This game is funny, the areas are interesting and actually make you want to look around, while not bieng soooo big that you just dont want to be bothered with trying to find all the things. Also, the logic in this game is solid. There are no moments where you use a rubber band and a rock to make a rocket ship or anything. It all made sense as i played through it, and when i was stuck, i was still invested enough to want to keep going.
Also multiple endings that are really awesome. I think that just about covers it.
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Wrexial the Risen
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 3
While I normally don't care for point and click adventure games too much, I highly recommend this one if you like a good story. The world and characters are expertly crafted and for once it seems the game doesn't treat you like an idiot. What I mean by that is holding your hand throughout the game and telling you what to do. You figure it out, however long that takes and I have to say that it makes the game much more rewarding. Many points allow you different ways of continuing on that have different impacts. You can even mess up at things and make certain little side quests uncompleteable. But trust me when I say it doesn't ruin the experience.

I actually felt invested in the characters and I lost a few friends during the game. When I care enough that I stop playing for a minute to just take it in when something big happens, I know the game has done what I wanted of it. The game is actually rather short though and left me with a question about something that doesn't add up, but perhaps I just missed it.

Overall I would suggest this game to anyone. Oh, and don't look up answers!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
A great, if somewhat short game with quality writing and great music. The puzzles (mostly) make a lot of sense, and there are quite a few optional way of advancing in the game and alternate endings.
A must for the adventure genre fans.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I love the writing, atmosphere, characters, and soundtrack of Primordia. It's a sort of post-apocalyptic dystopian future in which "Man" went extinct in the distant past and robots are all that is left on planet Earth. I liked that a lot of the story went unspoken and has to be pieced together as you play the game, and I find it funny that I have come up with my depiction of the "unspoken" backstory in my own mind. I also thought the voice actor for Horatio was excellent.

That being said, the movement is a bit clunky (even considering that it is a 2.5D retro game) and I wish there were more areas to explore. Also, the game being pixellated did not add much to the experience. I often wonder what the game would look like with hand-drawn sprites instead of pixel sprites (probably much cooler).

Overall, I would recommend Primordia if you have the patience for a point-and-click RPG.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Primordia is a cyberpunk game about faith. Much like in the movie Tron, the main character is a robot with a mission he forgot. A mission given by his own creator, Man.

Primordia is a point-and-click adventure game by Wormwood Studios. The main character is a robot with amnesia, but made for a very significant purpose. It is still his choice to fulfill this purpose. He can be a faithful warrior that defeats the evil progressive mind and unites the robots, or he can run away from it. In the game, the robots live under a totalitarian secularist regime, where the belief that the machines were created by a mysterious being called Man is forbidden. His faith in Man keeps the protagonist alive. It is a very interesting twist for the cyberpunk genre.

The graphics are beautiful, as well as the soundtrack. The voice acting is complete and very well done. The voice of Crispin is the best. The dialogues are funny and the developers opted for a more dynamic gameplay, allowing the player to engage in the story without huge dialogues.

One of the advantages is a map that saves the player a good time that would be wasted wandering around. Another advantage is the "automatic notes", which saves you the trouble of writing down important information. There are several ways to solve the puzzles, and the developers sought to avoid puzzles that are incoherent with the setting. There is a great internal system for tips, preventing players from getting stuck.

If you like games like Beneath a Steel Sky, or games that allow you to immerse in an engaging and deep atmosphere with unique and intriguing stories, you should give a chance to Primordia.

Positive points
* Amazing setting.
* Good writing and voice-acting.

Negative points
* The engine is limited.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Fantastic characters, setting and story. Meaningful choices with great endings. Beautiful artwork, great soundtrack, and really good voice acting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Another great adventure game from Wadjet Eye Games and props to the developers Wormwood Studios. The story is hands down the best part of this game. I could see a movie made out of this story because of how rich and interesting it was. If you liked Gemini Rue, I think you will like this.


Pros:
- Great story
- Good voice acting
- Good artwork

Cons:
- I only had a few issues with some of the puzzles being a little to vague to solve without staring at a screen and thinking for 15 minutes, but it rewards those who like hard puzzles.
- The only minor bug in this game is that when you shift-tab to view the Steam overlay, the audio/text will not play/appear. I had to restart the game several times and load a save to get around this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Compeling Story
Great Voice Acting
Fun and diverse Characters
Lots of possible endings

A great game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Started playing it this evening, and finished it in one go. It's rather short, but definitely encourages replaying it for different endings, and I fully intend to do that. The story is engaging, and there is a lot of backstory to uncover.

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Pros:
- Story
- World-building
- Multiple ways to solve a problem
- Encouragement to replay it.

Cons:
- Short :(
- Very little in terms of journal

Tips: write down EVERY number you see.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
One of the best point-and-click adventures ever. Story, characters, world, briliant.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Though challenging at times, the solutions always made logical sense. Primordia is one of the best point-and-click games I have had the pleasure to play through. You are Horatio Nullbuilt, a robot who essentially spends his life dumpster-diving and building from what he can find. Likewise, every piece of information gathered through dialogue and observation has a purpose. This game isn't just "put this on that and see if it works" and it never hands you the answers unless you ask (Crispin acts as an in-game hint giver), and even then, solutions are never simply GIVEN. Crispin is like a hand that'll guide you to the right area, but won't tell you what to do when you're there. Loved the story. I wish there was a sequel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
While I normally don't care for point and click adventure games too much, I highly recommend this one if you like a good story. The world and characters are expertly crafted and for once it seems the game doesn't treat you like an idiot. What I mean by that is holding your hand throughout the game and telling you what to do. You figure it out, however long that takes and I have to say that it makes the game much more rewarding. Many points allow you different ways of continuing on that have different impacts. You can even mess up at things and make certain little side quests uncompleteable. But trust me when I say it doesn't ruin the experience.

I actually felt invested in the characters and I lost a few friends during the game. When I care enough that I stop playing for a minute to just take it in when something big happens, I know the game has done what I wanted of it. The game is actually rather short though and left me with a question about something that doesn't add up, but perhaps I just missed it.

Overall I would suggest this game to anyone. Oh, and don't look up answers!
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