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...
User reviews: Very Positive (449 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Six alternate endings and various ways to complete many of the challenges all through out the game. Most of the time adventure games are incredibly linear. Don't get me wrong. I love point-a-click adventures, but Primordia is underappreciated for giving the player multiple choices through out the story.

Add really great art direction, soundtrack, and a solid story and the game quickly becomes a favorite.
Posted: May 10
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
54.4 hrs on record
Primordia, a point and click adventure game that has quite good story with challenging puzzles. More or less like The Cat Lady... the good and the bad. To sum it up:

- Great/Mature story
- Multiple endings
- Challenging puzzles... to the point I required help from walkthrough *ahem*
- Funny dialogues
- Great voice actors
- Decent price point

- Weak graphic engine, seriously. I even had a Developer helped me to get the game up and running.
- Art isn't up to my standard.
- A bit short game (approx 5 hours), but for 2.5 USD when discounted/on sale (or bundled), well... I guess can't be helped.

The gameplay is just another point and click adventure. You pick up one object, deliver it to one character, get another item to unlock another area... rinse and repeat. You also are required to pay attention to hints collected. Not so much new invention in this aspect.

Story, well, I can't say much without spoiling anything, but the story is interesting enough. In fact, I wouldn't have completed the game had the story been bad. It's like, again, The Cat Lady - light story in the beginning and developing slowly until the finale.

Soundtrack is so-so, not that good but not that bad. Voice actors, however, are top notch. They really portray the characters well. Oh yes, don't forget about hilarious exchanges between Horatio and Chrispin throughout the game. More often than not I laughed on many occasions thanks to that funny Chrispin.

Overall, Wormwood Studios, I think, have a success creating a good game for us all. Moreover, they are willing to interact and listen to their playerbase as well: see here. I wish them luck with their future projects, too bad it won't be Primordia 2 (as has been said by the Developer himself).

Recommended game.
Posted: July 31
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
The long awaited sequel to the award winning Disney film, The Brave Little Toaster. It was worth the wait.
Posted: August 22
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Primordia is quite good overall. Among its best assets are its strong sense of style and its audio. Both the music and the voice acting are excellent. The graphics are on the pixelated side, but totally serviceable. In fact, they, along with the overall feel of the game, harken back strongly to the old classic Beneath a Steel Sky. The puzzles are pretty well done, with most in the mid-range of difficulty. There's really not much to complain about, and this game is an easy buy for any adventure gamer.
Posted: July 8
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Amazing game. You end up really caring for the characters and the atmosphere really draws you in. First tip though: if youre like me you will immensely hate your sidekick at first. It takes awhile... a good while.. but eventually i warmed up to him and ending up liking him as well. Beware though, he's super irritating at first in my opinion.

It's a super hard game though. You'll be looking up guides for sure. Although there are a few times it seems impossible anyone can figure it out without cheating, it at least makes sense. Example: Move the cat off the couch without entering the room. other games: put the phone in the microwave which god knows why you wanted to, but it scared the cat and now hes gone. Instead the solutions are more like: search the house, find a mousetrap, ignore the mouse hole, find a ball inside of your neighbors vacuum cleaner and use the mousetrap to shoot the ball into the room for the cat to get up and chase.

Very rewarding though!
Posted: April 27
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
I found out about this game a couple days ago on the RPG Codex. I'm not a big fan of adventure games but I've played a few and enjoyed them greatly such as The Longest Journey and Syberia. I am, however, a big fan of good storytelling and in that aspect this game gets a perfect score. One can tell that a lot of love and attention to detail went into making this game: beautiful environments and wonderful music that fits and creates great atmosphere. There are different ways you can go about solving the puzzles. The main character is really interesting, the different themes are well developed and there are no clear good and evil cliches. The game is very reminescent of Planescape: Torment in terms of themes, music, atmosphere, and interesting character and sidekicks. I highly recommend this game, very very beautiful, you will be touched especially at the end. Perfect score 10/10
Posted: September 9, 2013
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