Oh My: Resonance/Gemini Rue Folks Announce Primordia


It’s been an almost absurdly good year for adventure games, but there are still four months left on the calendar. And so along comes the Wormwood-developed Primordia, coated head-to-mechanized-toe in dystopic dust, but holding its head high thanks to a partnership with Wadjet Eye Games, which puts it alongside the likes of Resonance, Gemini Rue, Blackwell Deception, and The Shivah – among others. In short, the hand-drawn, well, everything looks gorgeous, and the concept’s not sounding too shabby either. Also, like Resonance, it features the mesmerizingly gruff tones of none other than Logan Cunningham – aka, the Bastion narrator.

Compared to the trailer – which really gives the world flavor – the on-paper description of the story ends up sounding a bit flat. Observe:

“Ages have passed since legendary Man walked the planet. Now, in the desolate wastelands beyond the city of Metropol, a solitary robot named Horatio jealously guards his freedom and independence. All that is taken away from him when a marauding foe steals his power source, forcing him to leave the safety of his home and set out on a perilous journey into the wastes – and into his own mysterious past.”

Human extinction, mysterious pasts, wastelands, etc. It’s definitely been done before. But Wadjet Eye’s adventuring track record is nothing to scoff at, and I can’t wait to see where this one takes us. Fortunately, it sounds like my impatience will be rewarded, as Primordia’s slated for a “Fall 2012″ release. So then, Summer, you can leave now. Go on. You’ve already shown us your full hand with The Olympics, and you’re too hot anyway.

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  1. Trithne says:

    Filing this away under ‘Please remember to nab this when it comes out’ It looks fantastic.

    • pr1001 says:

      Might I toot my own horn and suggest you try my service GameLater? I developed it specifically to save interesting games I discover on RPS.

      • alhazan says:

        What does it do, precisely? There’s an “about” link but it appears to be out of order.

  2. LionsPhil says:

    “…and formats it afresh”.


    Graphical style’s just a tiny bit Beneath a Steel Sky. Which is nice.

    • Perjoss says:

      The above link has nothing to do with the news article

      • LionsPhil says:

        RPS really needs the Report links back, if only to clean up after the spambots.

        • Rikard Peterson says:

          If it’s possible to ban URL shorteners, that’d take care of most of them.

          • LionsPhil says:

            Or users posting the exact same thing across multiple articles within minutes. I know spam detection is seriously hard to do completely (especially the comment-reposting bastards, with their machine-learning-thwarting wiles), but this is pretty low-hanging fruit.

          • thebigJ_A says:

            It want’s to do less, and take more than it deserves. When will Man come and format it afresh??

          • MadTinkerer says:

            It’s just one of a million imperfect parts.

  3. pilouuuu says:

    I like those graphics! It’s like Beneath a Steel Sky meets Machinarium. Even the crappy animations have a certain charm to them, like if they were papercut out figures.

  4. Petethegoat says:

    “everything looks gorgeous”

    My thoughts exactly, upon seeing that screenshot.

  5. povu says:

    You can never have too much Logan Cunningham.

  6. Trent Hawkins says:

    Some Robots just want to watch the world burn

  7. noom says:

    Definite “Take my money!” on that one. Looks absolutely stunning.

  8. Zeewolf says:

    Loved the music.

    Guess this is yet another “must have”-game from Wadjet Eye. I think the only Wadjet developed/published game I haven’t bought is the wrestling-themed one.

  9. rustybroomhandle says:

    Waaaaaa, this is more or less the setup of the game I am making. Foetal position imminent. Maybe I’ll just make an FPS instead.

  10. alms says:

    The title made me believe for a moment that Nuernberger and Vince XII had decided to make a game together.

  11. aequidens says:

    I’m Bobbin. Are you my mother?

  12. orient says:

    I like the art but it’s very dark in places, almost too dark to appreciate. Hope that doesn’t cause any pixel-hunting issues.

    Keeping my eyes on this one.

  13. Toberoth says:

    Phwoar, this looks great. Will buy.