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Wadjet Eye Games => Primordia => Topic started by: Mathiasb82 on May 14, 2016, 10:01:09 AM

Title: Primorida!
Post by: Mathiasb82 on May 14, 2016, 10:01:09 AM
I've been curious to explore Primordia but didn't get the time to dig into it until now. It was overall a great experience.

The puzzles felt fair for the most part. Only the oily rag and terminal riddles got me truly stuck in the game. Apart from these two the team did a stellar job all the way though in every other aspect making it one of the best adventure games I've played - right up there with favorites from Lucas Arts golden age.

Wormwood Studios, please expand upon this universe!
Title: Re: Primorida!
Post by: MarkYohalem on May 14, 2016, 07:49:10 PM
Thanks, Mathias! The oil had a core problem -- people associate oil with lubricant rather than adhesive -- and as a result many people found either the rag or the bomblet/dome puzzle annoying.  The kiosk is an impossible nut to crack; I think probably the answer is that the "ART" stage should've been skipped altogether. . . I never could get it balanced right.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked the game. We did expand the universe slightly with an illustrated novella/animated audiobook called "Fallen." You can get it here: http://primordia-game.com/fallen.html

Anyway, thanks so much for the kind words!
Title: Re: Primorida!
Post by: Rocka3030 on May 14, 2016, 09:37:54 PM
Look forward to hearing the audio book Fallen thanks for that  8)
Title: Re: Primorida!
Post by: Mathiasb82 on May 21, 2016, 03:20:26 AM
Thank you Mark for your reply. And apologies for my late one.

As you said it's tough to balance puzzles in adventure games. Too much signposting and you risk making it feel like the game slaps the solution in the face - and too little signposting and the solution might come of as frustrating or obscure. Overall you guys did a great job on that part still. The problem with the Kiosk from my perspective wasn't that it didn't feel unfair after I got it solved (with help from google) - the main problem from my perspective was that the game didn't really prepare you for the required kind of thinking very well. That and it involved quite a lot of steps to go through it all. It still is a cool puzzle though that I like a lot in concept.

Thanks for the link to Fallen. I will go through it now after I played the game.

Really looking forward to what Wormwood Studios will do next.
Title: Re: Primorida!
Post by: Rocka3030 on May 21, 2016, 10:04:44 AM
I see they are coming out with a game similar to Primordia called Trench Mouth, Looks awesome  8)

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/
Title: Re: Primorida!
Post by: Mathiasb82 on May 22, 2016, 03:18:07 AM
I see they are coming out with a game similar to Primordia called Trench Mouth, Looks awesome  8)

http://www.wormwoodstudios.com/

I saw Trench Mouth from a post by Victor Pflug on the ags forums and it does indeed look really good - as does all of Victors art. Will be exciting to see what comes out of that. :)
Fallen Gods looks good as well.

Title: Re: Primorida!
Post by: MarkYohalem on May 22, 2016, 11:18:32 AM
Thanks, guys!  I appreciate all the feedback and encouragement.  Hopefully we'll deliver something (someday) with our next game(s) that reflects all we learned from Primordia players. :D