When the interstellar mission to colonize a new world goes terribly awry, the fate of the Letarri people falls into the hands of a lone adventurer. Now it's up to you to unravel the mystery of what happened. Can you save them and their mission, or is it already too late?
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Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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June 8

Guided Walkthrough Now Available

If you've been stumped by a particularly tricky puzzle, or would prefer to play Prominence as a more guided narrative experience, get ready for awesomeness because today we're releasing the official Prominence Guided Walkthrough!

Rather than just a bullet-point to-do list, we've put together a comprehensive 34-page guide to take you on the epic sci-fi adventure from beginning to end(ings), including solutions for all the puzzles plus cues along the way where you can find extra story content.



The letter-sized layout and PDF format make it a tablet-friendly companion. Or, go old school and print it out. We left plenty of margin space for notes! (And if you don't have either of those options, it will work just fine in your favorite PDF reader while ALT-TABing in and out of the game.)

Here on Steam, the walkthrough can be found in the Prominence game directory:
..\Steam\steamapps\common\Prominence\Prominence_Guided_Walkthrough.pdf

The Prominence Guided Walkthrough is the latest in our ongoing series of free Prominence extras for everyone who owns the game. We've also released the complete original soundtrack and the voice-actor outtakes reel. More goodies will continue to release in the coming weeks!

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“A story that had me hooked from the beginning and kept me curious and captivated right up to the end, aptly supported by clever gameplay throughout.”
4 out of 5 – AdventureGamers

“There's a certain rare breed of point-and-click adventures... that look and sound wonderful while telling engrossing stories in a way no other medium could ever hope for. The games that subtly evolve and perfect the point-and-click formula. Games just like the recently released sci-fi adventure Prominence.”
IndieGames

“Prominence hearkens back to the glory days... a nice modern addition to our libraries full of old favorites.”
4 out of 5 – HardcoreGamer

About This Game

After living for generations as persecuted refugees, the Letarri people set their sights on a far-off planet as a promising new home. But when the interstellar mission to colonize the new world goes terribly awry, the fate of their people falls into the hands of a lone adventurer. Now it's up to you to unravel the mystery of what happened. Can you save them and their mission, or is it already too late?

Prominence is a first-person, point-and-click adventure game for the PC filled with puzzle-solving goodness, compelling character arcs, and an engaging story of hope and humanity in the best traditions of good science-fiction.

Key Features

  • Solve a dynamic mix of challenging, yet logical, puzzles that tie directly into the story.
  • Discover clues and reconstruct the events of the mission through emails, audio recordings, environmental clues, and a damaged central computer in need of repairs.
  • Hack computer subsystems via a text-based interface.
  • Acquire and use additional skills and abilities as you progress through the adventure.
  • Become immersed in the world through fully rendered HD environments with animated movement and effects.
  • Access holographic data archives to explore a wealth of backstory, environmental details, mission information, crewmember records, and more.
  • Experience an original soundtrack with over 40 minutes of music.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better processor (multi-core supported)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 or better compatible video chipset. Please note that at this time, some lower-end integrated graphics chipsets are not compatible with Prominence.
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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LilSongbird
15.0 hrs
Posted: July 16
This is an enjoyable nod to classic point-and-click adventure games with a high attention to detailed graphics, excellent voice acting, and engaging storyline. In some situations (particularly right at the start of the game, when you're locked in a small area), it is difficult to visually distinguish betewen items which you can or can't use on the screen, but overall once you get the hang of it, the game flows very well.

I liked how they added some interactive puzzles in the game, like assembling parts in the correct order, or allocating power without overloading the circuit, etc. I also liked that there are two ways to end the game, so you get a little bit of choice on how you want to progress. It would have been cool to see even more options like this.

Fun game, definitely recommended if you enjoy unraveling a mystery where you spend most of the game isolated from other characters and trying to understand who you are and how you got here.
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alwayshavebodega
22.3 hrs
Posted: July 4
As an avid PC Adventure gamer from way back, I highly recommend this awesome game.

Prominence was fun and at times challenging. I enjoyed the atmosphere, the scenes and the fact that I felt as though I was truly immeresed in the game play. Many of the things I had to figure out were intuative, although I had to occasionally peak at a walkthrough video for a hint.

I do enjoy the classic "Where am I? How do I find out what this is all about? What do I need to do?" game. I played this on my Windows 10 HP Pavillion with factory video card and AMD chipset without any problems.
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Captain Awful
5.6 hrs
Posted: June 28
Very good. A couple of bits a little hard, but there is a walkthrough (couldn't find a clickable cover, and couldn't figure out the interface for a voice print puzzle). Nowhere near as frustrating as Myst could be. A nice science fiction theme. Easily worth about $5. Took me 5 hours to complete, and that included about an hour of wandering around trying to figure out what to do.

If they fixed the interface for the voice print puzzle I would have essentially no complaints. Good game.
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AcmeSoldier
173.6 hrs
Posted: June 23
Excellent old school point and click adventure in space. Fantastic story that I enjoyed from the beginning to end.
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dawnofnewday
81.0 hrs
Posted: June 18
Prominence is more than just a game. It's whole new sci fi arena. After you get through the game, your wondering when the movie is coming out. You have these people, and this technology, and this history, and its all woven together and introduced in the game. And it's complete - you have relationships between people and leaders and workers and hopes and dreams, and technology failures, and work arounds, and all of it centers around a certain star, and all of that is revealed one peice at a time as you play. The art in the game is excellent artwork, and it works with background story. You have the drab look of the lower level, and the pristine look of the upper levels. The chipped yellow paint on the ladder in the elevater shaft, the natural beauty of the hydroponics lab with the large open window looking into space, the large brown CO2 tanks, and the awkard round thing that turns them on...the entire game has so much detail in the artwork - I dont know how the designers knew how to make it seem so real. All the characters have different personalities that fit their jobs so well. All of it reminds me of the way that different people worked together when I was serving on a ship in the US Navy. The girl in waste processing who is tired of getting reminded of how to do her job when someone forgets to open the valve outside of the main room. The security personell who stir their drinks with the stun batons, and break them, and the guy in the engine room who gets ♥♥♥♥♥♥ becasue he has to fix them. There is so much stuff like that going on. And that's just the background. The actual game plays great. Even on my 13 year old single core machine. Figuring out stuff is a challange, there is a lot of items and rooms and things to keep track of and sort through. I've gone back and played through many times. I write down names and notes to better understand the story, and the people. Some of the tech in it is raw, basic stuff that is fun to work with, like the terminal computer, or like the card reader / encoder. The music and sound effects are excellent. I like turning up the volume on my 200 watt / per channel system, and clicking on a locked door over and over again to here the sound effect. The locked CO2 absorbers have a really good sound too. The voices of the characters are awesome. The voices, and the way they say stuff, you can tell that the developers hired a bunch of different actors to get it right. The medic, who has to tell someone that they have a day to live due to a lethal radation dose, but seems to get excited in the next sentence when she's explaing the technology, and that guy who is dying, OMG, you get to hear him giving updates as he runs around the ship trying to fix it, running into a hopeless situation that gets worse and worse, but he's pushing through the pain with an inredible sense of duty...I just keep on playing the game and listening to all of these lines over and over again. I highly recommend this game.
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tempestmichael
12.7 hrs
Posted: May 31
I was absolutely blown away by this game. It totally brought me back to my youth playing games like myst but this one is set in space! It couldn't be any more perfect. multiple endings, old school puzzle adventure style game play, decent puzzles, etc. The only downside is that it's not oculus rift compatible. I hope to see more titles like this one in VR in the future, because actually feeling like you're there would be the next level. I guess it could have done without the objectives to the left. you can ignore them, but I'd rather turn them off entirely. they take away from games like this one by making them too easy when the whole point is to be completely lost and on your own to figure it out. Regardless though, if you're a fan of games like Myst, you absolutely cannot miss the game. it's a real gem.
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bworld1
18.1 hrs
Posted: April 17
Great Game! I felt like I was playing inside of a mystery movie with a great story, impressive scenery, sound, reliable controls, fluid mouse movement, and best of all, rock solid, didn't encoulnter a single bug from start to finish! Also, the audio of the characters was well acted out by every actor.
Great care was taken even in the trailer to make it very interesting and yet not give anything away.
Also plenty of Save Game slots - 10 pages, 10 slots each. I plan to have my wife play it and help her along the way, and there are many slots left for her to save to.
I would like to see a sequel, this story is prime for one!

I didn't have any dislikes. This is the way all point and click games should be made, no field testing required by the player!
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Dan Peach
10.4 hrs
Posted: April 7
It's 1st person, which I love, and it uses the old 360 degree panoramic control system, which I also love.

Couple those things with a cool, mysterious and intriguing story, as well as some clever and logical puzzles that fit perfectly into the story and environment, and you have yourself one awesome real adventure game.

It took me just over 10 hours to complete, and so for the price, I think it's definitely worth it, and would make a worthy addition to your adventure game collection. :)
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bobla
21.1 hrs
Posted: April 4
I rarely write reviews, but I just completed Prominence and I need to say that it is truly on outstanding game. I have played some great games over the years (I have been playing games since Myst first came out), and Prominence was one of the most fun and enjoyable ones I have ever played. I cannot recommend this game highly enough. If you like "Adventure"-type games at all, buy this and play it. You're welcome.
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jordipg
5.9 hrs
Posted: January 31
A well-crafted science fiction adventure. This game is especially commendable because of its attention to detail and the authors' expert writing. By the end of the game you will know the map of the Laeril, details about the crew by name, and have a small inventory of tricks to solve the various puzzles with. The story is plausible and original.

I was frustrated by several hidden hotspots -- a regression from otherwise excellent, plot-integrated puzzles. Once you are aware that you spent 10 minutes trying to figure something out, only to discover that you simply weren't aware you could open some container, you spend the rest of the game wondering if the same will be true about each new puzzle.

The interface felt old-fashioned at times. The ability to look around in three dimensions, but only stand in one spot seemed awkward. The transitions should probably just be turned off for all they add to the game, although several cutscenes were well-done, if short, including a glorious compilation of sun surface video (which I think were taken from real videos of Sol!).

Overall, a strong recommendation, especially for science fiction fans. Certainly not ground-breaking from an interace or graphics standpoint, but this is made up for by the care taken by the authors in crafting a narrative and world to take part in for a few hours.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
I wanted to review this game so that I could say, "hey look, it's actually pretty cool, and the controls arn't that bad" in response to the only review being negative. Well the controls are terrible, but the game is alright.

The puzzles are interesting, but I feel like the hunting for the objects is much harder than the actual varied puzzles (none of which have taken me more than a few minutes), it's hard to build good depth when you only use a puzzle system once. The story is well executed, with forshadowded twists (so it's rewarding to be engaged with the story) with decently good voice acting. The controls are abysmal, even with an options menu for them, the mouse controls are completely bonkers, they *need* a "normal mouse" checkbox, and there are no convience features I often see in similar style games (auto save, arrow key navigation, some transitions (via doors) take too long, etc). The graphics are alright, some scenes look very nice, others merely ok, due to compression and the resolution I play at the video transitions look terrible (I also spoted one immersion breaking graphical glitch in the cafeterria).

If Myst style point and click games with a sci-fi story are your thing, this is an alright game for that genre, I enjoyed it because I love the genre, but it probably wouldn't pull in someone not specifically looking for the experience. Unfortunetly there is also a problem with the "price / quality / play time" ratios; there are probably better options out there for the price. So I recommended it to people who want to scratch that genre itch.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
If you like point and click style adventure games, with logical puzzles, beautiful environments and a storyline that pulls you right in (along with a couple of twists and turns) then I can't recommend this highly enough.

I've just completed it with 8 hours play time, and there's still things in there I haven't uncovered.

The mouse input is a little odd, but this can easily be adjusted in the options screen to suit your own hardware (plus there have been a couple of hotfixes already to help address this).
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
This game reminds me of "soma" but without any of the horror elements. How so? many thing one being the environment -youre on board some sort of ship. Submarine or spaceship? you soon find out. There is no horror or jump scares not at all its a lovely adventure point and click game 360 degrees vision but not free walking. Its first person though. point your middle of screen cursor and if theres an arrow you click once and "you" walk a few steps automaticaaly. I actually prefer this freedom of movement because you dont have to inspect EVERY nook and cranny you pass by. Also it cuts down any motion sickness or dizzyness you may get to nil. well for me anyway. i love this game if you are a adventure "myst" gamer like me then you will enjoy this though not near as much as soma.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Let me start out by saying my game play started out on a demo version. Now that it is released in its entirety, I need to say this is an outstanding game, and I do recommend this game for those who are fans of point and click adventures like Myst, and a double -must have- if you love sci-fi/space ship environments. There are some amazing surprise events along the way, and I found myself saving often, hoping for easy replay of those events that just have that-oh wow i want to see that again- factor. The extra saves have been super helpful as I am still back tracking trying to get all the achievements. Some of the puzzles are really challenging (for me) so the best advice I have is don't give up! Because when you finally get that "Eureka!" moment & solve it, the reward is worth the effort and probably why you like this genre' to begin with :)
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Classic point and click game. At first the mouse movement was a little bothersome, but fortunately this was easily adjustable in the game settings. If you like a game that can keep you thinking with plenty of Eureka! moments, then look no further.

The challenges are all logical and the storyline slowly unfolds before you at a pace that is just enough to keep you engaged and wanting to see what is next. Cutscenes are great and this is one of the first games I have played where I really felt like a hacker overriding and breaking into systems. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
A wonderful take on the point-and-click adventure game genre. Take the best elements of Myst's exploration and isolation, mix that with the inventory system of The Longest Journey, and place it in a science fiction setting akin to Soma (without the horror), and that starts to describe Prominence. If you like these kinds of games, you owe it to yourself to play Prominence.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
The game is good, and me and my wife are having a blast solving the problems together, but the controls are super wonky! Want to press a button? Expect to turn around and walk in the other direction. Check out something on a wall? Presto, you are now interacting with a completley unrelated container! Basicly, besides all the fun we are having, we ARE spending a lot of time patiently saing "Of course, pressing forward made me go backwards, just what I intended..."

UPDATE: I have no clue if the developers have solved the problem yet, but my problem was due to some truble regarding my integrated and dedicated graphics cards. By specifiying that my dedicated should run Prominence, the problem was solved!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
This game made me want to play in just one breath. Great well-thought puzzles that are pretty logical.
If you like point and click adventures, I don't think you are going to be dissappointed by this game.

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Love this game. It reminds me of a text adventure called 'Snowball'. That came out in the 80's. Always wanted a 3D rendered version and this I think is the closest I'll ever come to it.
I play 'fps' games mostly and this is frankly a refreshing and totally different experience. Can have a cup of tea and cake, take my time and feel that I'm actually doing my brain some good.
These kind of games died sometime ago but with 'Julia among the stras' and 'Prominence' they seem to be coming back.
Ok, it's not everyone's genre but as far as I'm concerned it's well worth the dosh. The key to these type of games is simply don't give up and look everywhere carefully, floor, wall grills, cupboards etc. Ok, got that. good.
Thought I'd add that I play this on an i5 4670k 3.4GHz pc with an ATI R9 280X GPU 14.1 drivers, 16mb ram. Obviously no fps problems and althought the 14.1 drivers need updating (they don't play minecraft, that's how flawed they are) it runs Prominence fine.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
A wonderful adventure game, with a genuinely interesting story. Plenty of puzzles to keep you interested, and plenty of exploring and discovery without endless trudging around picking up random objects. From the first 'who and where am I?' moments, you feel that there's a real progression as you learn more.

The story also leaves enough unsaid and unexplained that you feel part of a wider 'real' world, rather than endless explanations and tying up of every conceivable loose end. Very good story writing.

On the negative side, some of the controls are a bit awkward, including an apparent bug with some graphics cards for which the relevant point to click appears when you're facing in completely the wrong direction. (I fixed this on a Thinkpad T440s by forcing it to use its NVIDIA chip rather than the integrated Intel graphics.)

My one complaint is that there are multiple endings, but there's no real signal for you when you 'choose' this. It was only due to browsing the forums that I discovered that a seeming non-choice was actually a point where I could go in two very different directions. I suggest playing through, and if you can't work out how things could have ended differently then feel free to look up spoilers in the forum.

Overall, a lovely game and well worth the money.
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