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Long after the passing of the Second Shadow, when dragons ruled the twilight sky and the stars were bright and numerous, came the Age of the Great Guilds. Blacksmiths. Shepherds. Clerics. Each dedicated to the absolute control of secret knowledge. Another such Guild was the Weavers.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1990

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$4.99

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Buy LucasArts Adventure Pack

Includes 4 items: Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™ , The Dig® , Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade™, LOOM™

About the Game

Long after the passing of the Second Shadow, when dragons ruled the twilight sky and the stars were bright and numerous, came the Age of the Great Guilds.

Blacksmiths. Shepherds. Clerics. Each dedicated to the absolute control of secret knowledge.

Another such Guild was the Weavers. Over the centuries, their craft transcended the limits of physical cloth, until they wove the very fabric of reality itself. Now, a strange power has swept the Weavers into oblivion, leaving behind one Weaver boy to unravel the mystery. Help young Bobbin rescue his Guild...and you just might save the universe from an unspeakable catastrophe.

An Extraordinary adventure with an interface of magic…

  • Stunning, high-resolution, 3D landscapes.
  • Sophisticated score and musical effects.
  • Detailed animation and special effects.
  • Elegant point 'n' click control of characters, objects and magic spells.
  • No burdensome typing, mapping, or inventory management.
  • An easy and engaging game for beginners and veterans alike.

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: Any 2002 era PC or better
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 MB - PCI Graphics Card
    • DirectX®: Required for sound
    • Hard Drive: 290 MB
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 (or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space

    Recommended:

    • OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 (or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core Processor
    • CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
1 review
1.7 hrs on record
This game is 1 of the best games I have played. it contains puzzles, jokes, epicpixel graphics xD if u are looking something good to play with less violence and with epic story. U just found it! try out other lucas arts games too
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
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67 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
Best game from my childhood.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11 products in account
1 review
15.1 hrs on record
I loved this game back in the day and it totally holds up!
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
21 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Such an amazing game from the good old LucasArts days. There was a time I thought I would see sequels to this and Maniac Mansion. Now they are gone. If you like the sorrowful British feel of Fables and enjoy adventure games then please buy this gem!
Posted: April 5th, 2014
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
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92 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Ultimately, it was difficult for me to choose whether to choose yes or no for this game - I enjoyed myself (although I tend to be notoriously easy to please), but I don't think I would recommend this one to most of my friends.

Loom is a point and click adventure game which focuses on the use of a music to invoke magic to solve problems. The story feels a little disconnected, although it does make sense within the world, but in an odd change from the usual inventory management of these sorts of games, I didn't find the music methodology to be exceedingly engaging. I did not play the original (which apparently had a more involved story) so that might have helped to grab my attention a little bit more.

The game's alright. Not great, but not bad. There's just better examples of the point and click adventure game genre on Steam, so unless you're REALLY into this genre, it's probably not your thing.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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102 of 103 people (99%) found this review helpful
151 products in account
1 review
2.1 hrs on record
Loom is a great game. Unfortunately just not this version.

The version that Steam uses is a direct Windows port of the "talkie" CD released in 1992, which adds voice acting and VGA graphics, but at a cost. They removed a significant portion of the dialogue to fit the (uncompressed) voice acting on the disc, reducing the story and detail. Furthermore they censored many, many scenes. http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=802320 has a pretty thorough list of censored and missing content. There isn't even almost any background music due to the dialogue taking all the space. As a result of all these, many scenes become rushed and lack the pacing or emotion they're supposed to have.

The voice acting isn't very good either, it's average at best in my opinion. The technical implementation is also somewhat bad due to being one of the first voice-acted games ever, as many lines are cut off abruptly at the end.

If you want to experience Loom, I recommend you to find the original EGA version or the FM-Towns version, neither of which are for sale sadly. The FM-Towns version has VGA graphics if you can't stand EGA, but the original looks really good in my opinion and has the best EGA graphics that I've ever seen. The best sound option in the EGA version is AdLib/SoundBlaster by default, but there is a patch available that adds a MT-32 option (note however that you either need a real MT-32 or know how to emulate one).
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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