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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August 18

"Strangeland" and "Fallen Gods"

While we've posted a lot on our social media and website about our upcoming games, we've neglected to put an update here. Time to correct that!



A man awakes in an otherworldly carnival and watches a golden-haired woman hurl herself down a bottomless well for his sake. He seeks empty answers from mocking ravens, an eyeless scribe, a living furnace, a mismade mermaid, and many more who dwell within the park. All the while, something wicked screeches from the top of a towering roller-coaster, and he knows that until he destroys this Dark Thing, the woman will keep jumping, falling, and dying, over and over again ....

Strangeland is a point-and-click adventure, smaller than Primordia (it began life as a competition entry) but similarly inspired by the classics. Anyone who enjoyed Primordia's beautiful art, philosophical musings, or melancholy tone will find them here as well. We are hoping to release it by the end of this year, but realistically it may not come out till early 2019.

You can watch a teaser trail here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOWpyVHeKRE&lc=z23vzxngrpq1urewa04t1aokgyro01xznpxyy05is4x5rk0h00410

And you can read more about it here: http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/03/announcing-strangeland.html



Once, the world was better, the gods greater, the wars over, the end farther. You were born in the Cloudlands during those days, one of the Ormfolk, forever young and strong, worshiped by those below for your forefathers’ deeds. But all is not well. Now, wolves and worse haunt the night, the law holds no sway, and men’s hearts grow hard toward your kind. Fearful of their dwindling shares of souls, your brothers turned against each other ... and against you. And so you were cast down from the clouds, a fallen god broken upon the bitter earth. You rise, still free from death, with only the slightest hope of winning your way back to the heavens that are your rightful home.

Fallen Gods is a narrative, exploratory RPG designed for repeated replaying. At the core of Fallen Gods are choose-your-own-adventure vignettes in the spirit of classic gamebooks. Each of these events, accompanied by a hand-painted illustration, consists of a series of decisions that depend upon the skills the god knows, the items he bears, and the followers he leads. Inside and outside of these events, the player will be able to explore the word, lore, and mechanics of Fallen Gods, and the more he comes to understand them, the better his odds of success.

We've been working on Fallen Gods for about five years now, and given its complexity, depth, and personal importance to me, there is no rush to finish it. Hopefully it will be released sometime in 2019, but if not, it will be done in the fullness of time.

You can watch a teaser story trailer here:
https://youtu.be/DBodb6NSIL0

We've posted extensively about its development, so there is lots to read if you are interested:

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/02/update-1-introducing-fallen-gods.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/02/fallen-gods-update-2-days-of-yore.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/03/fallen-gods-update-3-winning-was-easy.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/04/fallen-gods-update-4-fallen-god.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/05/fallen-gods-update-5-witches-and-dwergs.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/07/fallen-gods-update-6-mappa-mundi.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/08/fallen-gods-update-7-followers.html

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/2018/09/fallen-gods-update-8-violence.html
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June 21

Primordia Demo, Translations, and Additional Materials

For new customers considering purchasing Primordia during the Summer Sale, we wanted to provide a few links.

(1) A demo to the game is available here: http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/demos/PrimordiaDemo_Setup.exe

(2) Semi-official fan translations into German, French, and Spanish -- which were made in careful consultation with Wormwood Studios -- can be downloaded from www.Primordia-Game.com:

http://primordia-game.com/german.html
http://primordia-game.com/french.html
http://primordia-game.com/spanish.html

There is an unofficial Russian translation that is not hosted on our site. Since we can't vouch for its reliability (either in terms of the files being "clean" or the translation being accurate), you will have to find it for yourself if you are interested.

(3) There is a variety of additional material to be found on Primordia-Game.com, the most significant being a spin-off illustrated story / animated audiobook called "Fallen": http://primordia-game.com/fallen.html It contains no spoilers, so if you are interested in the game but not sure about it, you can give the story a read to see if you like the setting.

(4) We are committed to providing extensive troubleshooting and technical support on the Steam forums to anyone having trouble with the game. As the temporal gap between the engine (AGS) and Windows grows bigger, more systems require little tweaks to get everything right. But almost always we're able to get it working.

Hope you give it a shot!
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Reviews

"Terrific and incredibly polished. Something you can't afford to miss."
Indie Games

"The first graphic adventure game of recent memory to be truly worthy of being compared to the triumphs of the glory days."
Hardcore Gaming 101

"A gorgeous, clever, and melancholy science-fiction parable."
Adventure Gamers

"A witty, fun, challenging adventure with a marvellous host of likeable characters."
Strategy Informer

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

    Minimum:
    • 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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