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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Overwhelmingly Positive (965 reviews) - 98% of the 965 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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kenosarawa
3.0 hrs
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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Cosmic Foam
8.6 hrs
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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Overkill
10.6 hrs
Posted: September 20
This isn't bad but nothing special. 6/10 for me.
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shurik9
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 19
Awesome atmospheric quest
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Magic Miller
7.9 hrs
Posted: September 15
If Asimov wrote/designed video games, I imagine he would have come up with something like this.
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[GWJ] RGNinja
6.3 hrs
Posted: September 13
I've reached a point where I trust WadjetEye published games to be awesome stories with mechanics that enhance the experience and don't get in the way. This was no exception. It's a great game, has great characters, a story that keeps you thinking, and and ending that came too soon. Hope Wormwood Studios does a follow up some day.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
a really enjoyable game set in a cool and interesting world. The story is pretty good and the puzzles are logical rather than arbitrary like many other PaC adventure games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
One of the best point and click 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
"Until we realize that things might not be we cannot realize that things are" a great poet once said.

I have to admit that I didn't fully enjoy Primordia on my recently finished first playthrough (there will be more) - it started excellent so the further into the story I got, the more I was waiting for it to disappoint me. But it didn't.

It's somewhat ironic, that game so "retro" - from it's visual form, through mechanics, to themes - feels so fresh. After playing so many contemporary adventure and semi-adventure games it's nice to see that there are people who don't see stories just as shiny boxes filled with emotions. Instead of killing some characters who got a lot of screen time to make viewer shed a tear and considering job well done, Primordia focuses on building an atmosphere, allowing emotions to occur naturally, and, what is recently rare in storytelling, tells a story. Rather than having a bunch of characters hoping from place to place pushed by expendable plot, the game has a topic which it wills to explore.

I might say, that Primordia is philosophical, that it's meditating upon metaphysical themes, but we may not quite understand each other, since the meaning of word "philosophical" has devalued. The game isn't trying to make some "social commentary" or present a political concept, but it asks fundamental questions, questions that, one may say, are ancient. But, as a (great) poet once said, only weighty ideals live long enough to be called ancient.

Every element of Primoridia harmonizes with each other. Unique and rich world isn't original only for originality's sake - a wasteland world where robot's seek their raison d'être, a city ideologically based on vague and hollow Progress, a court where the judge has two advisers - justice and mercy, the Gospel of Man which was given to robots by their creators... Primordia becomes more like a biblical parable than a typical belletristic story.

The meaning of life, the wonder of existence, presence of evil in the world, relationship between creation and creator, between robots and man, between man and God - Primordia not only mentions these themes, but also discusses them. It reminds us why people used to tell each other stories. It was because they had something to say.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
A few years late to this game but it absolutely holds up. Great point and click adventure. Great story. The way I see it if cost is prohibative is that a movie costs more than this game but you'll get more time out of this game than a film.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This game is inspired. If you like realistic sci-fi stories then buy this. Primordia is thought-provoking and engrossing from start to finish. So few games can build up hype and then exceed your expectations, but for me Primordia did. This game starts with great art and characters, then weaves a deep world full of inspired lore, and closes with some encounters that left me marveling at the game's writing. Without spoiling anything, I was not expecting the dialogue in the antagonist encounter to be that effective and it completely caught me off-guard.

My only complaint is that there were one or two places where click-able objects weren't clear enough. The actual puzzles all make sense and they range from simple crafting to serious lateral thinking. Also I suppose the game would have benefitted from a few additional animations for some of the weightier plot moments, but that's forgiveable.

Can't recommend this game enough.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This is a cool game!:
> fab art
> fab puzzles
> amazing and witty script
> interesting plot themes, character development, and character dynamics
> multiple endings & plot pathways

If you're into point-and-click adventure games like Machinarium and Gemini Rue, this is probably your jam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
It's a nice little adventure game, kind of short, but gets the point across. The setting is really interesting in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Great story. Great atmosphere. Great characters. Great voice acting. Steam achievements. Replayability. I'd love to see a version with updated graphics as that would be unmissable. Just grab it. 9.8/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Just a great adventure game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Another great old school Point & Click.

Two thumbs up !
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