Primordia, a cyberpunk adventure game from indie developer Wormwood Studios and publisher Wadjet Eye Games, is now available for PC download. A point-and-click adventure in the same vein as the classic Beneath a Steel Sky, Primordia takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where robots have inherited the earth. It can be purchased from http://www.primordiagame.com as a $19.99 limited edition DVD (offer ends December 9) or a $9.99 download. Primordia can also be downloaded from GOG.com and Steam.
Primordia is a sci-fi adventure with an in-depth story and a philosophical bent. Stoic android Horatio Nullbuilt lives with his robot companion Crispin in the deserted dunes beyond the city of Metropol. His existence is a peaceful one: he combs the landscape for machine parts to repair his rundown airship and ruminates upon the Book of Man, which teaches of the humans who came before him. But this solitary life is shattered when a rogue robot breaks into the airship and steals the power core Horatio and Crispin need to survive. Now the pair must travel outside the relative safety of their remote home to Metropol, where the search for power will yield unexpected discoveries about Horatio's origins, his purpose, and the world he thought he understood.
The Wormwood Studios team has been working on Primordia for three years. "Primordia is the product of our lifelong love of adventure games and everything that goes into them: hand-drawn art, clever puzzles, compelling stories, memorable music," says Mark Yohalem, Primordia's writer/designer. "To finally see the game out the door is a little like raising a lion up from a cub and releasing it into the wild: you have to let it go before it kills you, you rejoice to set it free, and yet you can't help but feel sorry to have it gone. Now, we just have to wait to see if it becomes a vicious man-eater. If so, then mission accomplished."
This anticipated indie game recently shot up the Steam Greenlight chart, becoming one of the fastest games to be greenlit by the service. Primordia joins several Wadjet Eye-published games on Steam, including Independent Game Festival winner Gemini Rue, the acclaimed interactive narrative Resonance, and Wadjet Eye's ongoing series of Blackwell mysteries.