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."
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

    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
B'sod! This game is amazing!

Seriously? YES.

Story: 10/10
Gameplay: 10/10
Music: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Puzzles: 10/10

It took me a little while to get into it, but after about an hour I was hooked. I loved every aspect of it. Congratulations Wormwood+Wadjeteye you're on my radar! :D

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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
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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50 of 51 people (98%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2013
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
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45 of 45 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
Maybe it's a bit of a bold statement but I think Primordia is a memorable game, so much so that I'm writing this review to recommend it.

I'm a story guy and this game delivers it in spades both at a macro level (the main story arch) and micro level (the single scenes). It does suffer a bit from the puzzle adventure syndrome, that is, it's not always clear how to solve a problem with the stuff you have, even when you have everything that's needed. I know this is to be expected in a way but it still bothers me.
The old nerd in me suspected some of the details revealed in the final scenes right from the start but the game was compelling enough to just draw me in the atmospheric setting and make me concentrate on what was happening at a certain point. Hard to say the same about most games I've tried.
The music may be a bit repetitive in the long run but it really adds to the mood, it fits perfectly. So much so that I actually noticed, appreciated and left it on: in other games I usually have it on low volume or off entirely.
The graphics are retro, but in a good way. A shiny AAA engine would only marginally enhance the game. Some may even think that this old school style is actually better/more suited to this kind of game, can't say they are completely wrong.
Again, highly recommended, best game I've played in a long while.
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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2015
TL:DR? See Conclusion

Primordia is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Wormwood Studios and made available on Steam through the Greenlight system. It features a fully voice-acted cast with a retro graphical art style that pays homage to the classical age of gaming.

The story of Primordia takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where machines have taken over the world after the human race fought itself into extinction. You follow the adventures of a self-aware android named Horatio Nullbuilt and his companion Crispin Horatiobuilt both residing inside a crashed ship called 'The UNNIIC'. When a mysterious and powerful robot steals their power source, both Horatio and Crispin embark on a quest to seek out a new power source which eventually leads them to the mechanical city of Metropol.

+ Good Retro Art Style
+ Great character writing and developments
+ Good story with an interesting back-story
+ Atmospheric environment and world design
+ Consequence-based choices that can affect the final outcome of the story
+ Fully voice-acted characters
+ Healthy game time of at least 6-8 hours depending on how quickly the player solves the puzzles
+ Steam cloud support

- No 'HD' or Widescreen Support, in which the game opts instead for a pitiful 320x200 resolution which, frankly speaking, makes my eyes hurt.
- The game has a fetish for the color brown
- Puzzles are sometimes irritatingly difficult
- Does not expand much on the back-story which, in my opinion, is far more interesting than the main story
- The game's humor is a hit and miss

GREAT POINT-AND-CLICK EXPERIENCE. I Green-lit this game when it showed up in my Queue because I was very interested in its concept, setting, and back-story, and once it was released I purchased it and found a fun and absorbing point-and-click game with homage to the classical style of the genre.

Despite the resolution locked in a low 320x200 with an excessive use of brown that is stressful to the eyes, the art design is still pretty good which shows in the character and environment designs. The puzzles can seriously be irritatingly difficult but satisfying to complete with some puzzles directly affecting the game's ending.

Overall, Primordia is a great point-and-click adventure game that provides at least 6-8 hours’ worth of game time. In addition, for only $10 (or your regional equivalent), it is definitely worth a look especially if you are a fan of the genre.

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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2014
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
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46 of 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2015
I haven't played a point & click adventure game for a long time now (my last game was the second "Broken Sword" game, which came out in 1997). I wanted to remember my childhood experience with such games, so I chose this game to do it with. It's a good game for its genre.
I enjoyed the world, characters and story the game offered. It was quite entertaining. Solving the puzzles felt good and the story (though not character driven) evolved in a way that made sense.
There was only one major flaw in the game - a puzzle that required the player to know a different language! If you don't know that language, then be prepared to look it up ... so if you plan to play this game without cheating (like my plan was), then be prepared to be disappointed (or as in my case outraged) with this puzzle. Good luck with trying to have a good time with the game after that puzzle ... Unlocked all achievements!
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8.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Well worth the money
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9.3 hrs
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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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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8.8 hrs
Posted: October 12
This game made my head hurt... in a good way. Great pixel art, challenging puzzles including the occasional math and logic problems (ugh!) and supremely voiced robots with god complexes.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: October 11
Wow, that was really great!

I think it just takes the title of my favourite point and click game, it has great story, with many endings, the characters are done wonderfuly, voice acting is one of the best I've heard, I love the voices and dialogues/monologues. The artstyle is great, shame it isn't in great resolution.

The only thing I don't really like about this game (other might like it) is difficulty of this game. Puzzles are nice and hard, which I like, but some of them are just too hard, sometimes items or places of interaction are really small, or hard to find, overall it's easy to get stuck in this game. I used guide more times than on dark seed or I have no mouth and i must scream, really.

Overall, it's great game, great story, characters, voice acting and artstyle, but gamers who don't like puzzles will need to use guide, a lot.
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