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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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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
70 of 71 people (99%) found this review helpful
124 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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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
8 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
There must be something wrong with this adaptation. The dialogues are off, and it horribly feels like something is missing from the gameplay itself. There's no indication of the notes on the distaff, and the drafts are almost impossible to play. I had to give up after a while, and this is seriously aggravating because I remember this game very fondly.
I advise not to buy this version. It is horribly adapted.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
67 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
Best game from my childhood.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,025 products in account
16 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
LOOM truly is one of the great classic adventure games. Imaginative puzzles combined with a gorgeous art style and a novel approach to "spellcasting" make for a game I'll never forget. Pick this up if you want a little slice of gaming history.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
13 reviews
0.4 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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