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Primordia

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Primordia is a point-and-click adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world void of human beings. Cast-off and long defunct machines litter the land, in which a few intelligent robots try to survive with what little resources they can gather. One of them is Horatio Nullbuilt, the main character of the game. A spiritual and independent individual, he spends his time studying the Holy Book of Man and tinkering with the derelict airship he calls home. His droid sidekick Crispin, also built by him, sports a much more sarcastic outlook on life. Their existence becomes threatened when a hostile robot steals the power core that the pair needs to survive. So, Horatio and Crispin set off in search for energy.

Primordia has a typical point-and-click interface: a left mouse click to interact with objects, a right click to examine them. Every function needed is always available from a drop-down control panel that appears when you move the pointer to the top of the screen. Items can be combined in the bottomless inventory and may be used on every hotspot and character. Crispin can be told to interact with objects, too.

As Horatio and Crispin wander about, a datapad automatically stores codes, passwords and information about the world. The datapad also contains a map which allows fast travel with one click to every known location. Conversations with other robots are handled in a multiple choice fashion. There is both a manual and an automatic save system.

In addition to the voice-acting cast, the game also features detailed in-game developer commentary.

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Primordia Windows Better get the emergency power generator up and running as soon as possible.
Primordia Windows Horatio’s inventory. Items can be combined or used on other items.
Primordia Windows Horatio’s most treasured possession is his holy book, the “Gospel of Man”.
Primordia Windows Horatio’s datapad automatically keeps track of interesting locations.

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Game Watcher Windows Dec 08, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Adventure Gamers Windows Dec 10, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Windows Dec 05, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Dec 07, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo Windows Dec 05, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Windows Dec 13, 2012 78 out of 100 78
Darkstation Windows Jan 07, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameCola.net Windows Feb 04, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jan 07, 2013 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Dec 05, 2012 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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