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.
User reviews: Very Positive (191 reviews) - 91% of the 191 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1990

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About This 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
    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
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
This game brings back childhood memories because of its memorable music, gameplay and puzzles. The game progression is very linear, so chance is that you will play it only once, but it is definitely worth it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
What a strange little game. Of all the point-and-click adventure games I've endeavoured, this one is by far the shortest. Although a bit convoluted at times, the plot is an interesting little adventure with seemingly huge obstacles that can be bypassed with a unique game mechanic: a musical stick. The graphics and environments are lovely, and very importantly, the voice acting is fitting. I also finally feel like I'm on the inside of the LucasArts secret club. Finally, all those obscure Monkey Island references to this game make sense!

Definitely give it a play. It's a quick little adventure with a famous classical piece as the backdrop. You really can't go wrong, and you'll be singing Swan Lake tunes for the rest of the day.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
10/10 easily best GOTY 1990
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Still a classic. Even more fun watching my 6 year old play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
It is difficult for me to criticize this game. I love Loom and consider it is one of the best point and click games i ever had played. Unfortunately, this game has one but very important flaw.

So, what is good in Loom? First of all, it is a beautiful game with charming backgrounds. The most important part of game - the story - is excellent. This is the story about young magician, who suddenly found himself in center of dramatic events, and story is very well designed. Main character is charismatic and i feel sympathy for him. When the chaos is right there and even the wisest can not find anything better than escape, even then someone just need to stand and fight while he can.

I really liked the fact that in Loom player do not need to collect a bunch of strange stuff and use it in weird illogical combinations, as we usually do in hundreds of "another generic quests". In Loom we play as a magician who interacts with surrounding world by using his magic. To cast a spell, player must play a short melody, using a few notes in right order. With time, our mage will study new notes and new melodies, that allows him to make new wonders. I really enjoyed using this musical magic, it was interesting and exciting for me. I must notice that it is impossible (at least it was for me) to memorize all spells, so i recommend to prepare a pen and paper before launching the game.

Of course, i should mention background music, soundtrack in Loom are compositions of the famous russian compositor Tchaikovsky.

Going back to the story... well, it is good - really touching and beautiful story - but it is too short and not finished. You can finish Loom in two or three hours and it ends at the most interesting place. So dramatically unfinished! It was a big disappointment for me, i liked the world of Loom, i would like to learn more about its history, i would like to see a sequel so much! In Loom ending is... it is not the ending, it looks like it is only the beginning of story. But, unfortunately... that was all.

Loom is something like an interesting book, in which half of the pages, including the last chapter, was lost and never found. So much unrealized potential... i am sad about this.

Well, anyway. Can i recommend Loom? Of course! Even more, i humbly believe that, if you love point and click genre, then you definitely need to try this game. I mean - despite incompleteness it is still one of the best games, precious artifact of the Golden Age, so why not?
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