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Wadjet Eye Primordia - A Point and Click Adventure - Now Available

MRY

Wormwood Studios
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Would gladly pay the full price of Primordia again for the HD remake!
This is absurdly far ahead of itself. :)

Seriously, making money off a HD remake is pretty low on my list of aspirations. My interest is always in finding something new and rewarding to share with people, not rehashing. :) Supporting Primordia is less about profits and much more about a sustained commitment to new players (for whom Primordia is hopefully still "new and rewarding") and old players whose systems may no longer work with the game, for which they paid money and into which they put their time and energy. I guess if I thought an HD version would attract a huge new contingent of players, it might not be a bad angle, but only if it could be done right. I really don't care for the HD Monkey Island 1 remake; MI2 is a bit better, but still not great. Anyway, we'll share more when we can.
 

bertram_tung

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Would gladly pay the full price of Primordia again for the HD remake!
This is absurdly far ahead of itself. :)

Seriously, making money off a HD remake is pretty low on my list of aspirations. My interest is always in finding something new and rewarding to share with people, not rehashing. :) Supporting Primordia is less about profits and much more about a sustained commitment to new players (for whom Primordia is hopefully still "new and rewarding") and old players whose systems may no longer work with the game, for which they paid money and into which they put their time and energy. I guess if I thought an HD version would attract a huge new contingent of players, it might not be a bad angle, but only if it could be done right. I really don't care for the HD Monkey Island 1 remake; MI2 is a bit better, but still not great. Anyway, we'll share more when we can.

Fine, you win, we'll pay double.
 

Darth Roxor

Wielder of the Huegpenis
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I wonder if DaveGilbert would have anything to say about this. Wasn't Primordia their best selling game? He'd prob be able to spill the beans.
 

MRY

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Sigh.

For the record, I think Gemini Rue sold more copies (it sold at least 100k in the Humble Bundle alone), and Unavowed may have sold more in the comparable time-span.
 

MRY

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Was just checking up on recent GOG reviews, and found this in a generally positive review:
First: some puzzles make no sense. Part of it is due to the rundown, dystopian sci-fi setting no doubt (I have no background on engineering or electronics) but there were absurd puzzles.

Example? There is a puzzle where you have to, somehow, guess that a number you just got (something like 56346) must be translated into the corresponding letters of the alphabet and then typed on a console. I mean, WHERE did anyone say you are supposed to randomly convert numbers to letters? Bizarre puzzle design.
This is the last paragraph of the text prompt for that puzzle screen in the kiosk:
But by decree, he deleted true
facts and installed falsehood. For
this reason, he deleted himself.
Now the truth must hide in words,
and words must hide in numbers.

5:19:3:1:16:5
It just underscores to me the hopeless of trying to be a puzzle designer when you don't have the inborn knack for it. (I even put in two Es for anyone who is doing the letter frequency thing...)
 

Modron

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Yeah I would imagine designing puzzles for games is a bit of a goldilocks type situation except there is no just right because the media in question isn't just for one person. Designing that perfect difficulty that isn't too easy nor too obtuse is probably a Sisyphean task because there is always going to be some player that can't intuit developer rationale or figure out developer's mindset on puzzles. Granted that is fine, some adventure game developers have overreacted and gone the way of no difficulty or even no puzzles at the extreme end.
 

MRY

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Yep. I thought accretive hints (Crispin will chime in and tell you that it seems like the numbers must stand for something if you are stuck there for more than a couple minutes, and if you click on him after that, he'll all but tell you the solution) would solve the problem, but the truth is that those, too, are subject to a goldilocks scenario.
 

visions

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I never solved the kiosk either. Got stuck there and found it easier to just work out the code without the part I would have gotten from the kiosk. Imo if you had 3 parts of the code, it was p. obvious to figure it out with pen & paper. For me it seemed like a more straightforward thing to do than fucking around with that kiosk. Though I already attempted to figure out the code with only 2 parts (seemed impossible). There's a certain fun to that, like "I'm supposed to get x and x but maybe I can take a shortcut and work it out with what I already have".

Also I remember some of the text in that kiosk was very hard to read. Like red letters on a background that was a different tone of red? I had to change my video settings to make it readable (granted, the colours in my video settings were p. saturated cause I like playing HoMM 2 like that).
 

Dualnames

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A man of few words, MRY, but here's how u seduce these people.

-Do you like good games?
-Do you breathe?
-Do you look at photographs on the internet?
-Do you think MRY is hiding behind his computer?
-Do you enjoy memes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then, you're in luck, cause Primordia made by MOSTLY me, and some other dudes that barely helped, is on SALEEEEE!!! OMFGGGGGGG!!!!
If you haven't gotten a copy, please do get one, it supports us doing what we do.
If you have gotten a copy, and liked the game, leave a positive review, it supports us doing what we do.
Primordia is a labor of love from a lot of people.

 

Blaine

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Grab the Codex by the pussy
I bought Primordia the day it was released. +M

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fantadomat

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A man of few words, MRY, but here's how u seduce these people.

-Do you like good games?
-Do you breathe?
-Do you look at photographs on the internet?
-Do you think MRY is hiding behind his computer?
-Do you enjoy memes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then, you're in luck, cause Primordia made by MOSTLY me, and some other dudes that barely helped, is on SALEEEEE!!! OMFGGGGGGG!!!!
If you haven't gotten a copy, please do get one, it supports us doing what we do.
If you have gotten a copy, and liked the game, leave a positive review, it supports us doing what we do.
Primordia is a labor of love from a lot of people.

Very good sale's pitch mate. Tho it is not how you support the devs :).
I prefer this way :obviously:
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PS:Tho you should thanks manly piracy for this sale. Wouldn't have bothered playing it if it otherwise.
 

Alpan

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Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Wrath
My impression of those tweets is that MRY and team have been experimenting with ESRGAN upscaling for the background images. Which is really a natural fit for adventure games -- but the genre is obscure enough that it probably never came up until now.
 

Unkillable Cat

LEST WE FORGET
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Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
A man of few words, MRY, but here's how u seduce these people.

-Do you like good games?
-Do you breathe?
-Do you look at photographs on the internet?
-Do you think MRY is hiding behind his computer?
-Do you enjoy memes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then, you're in luck, cause Primordia made by MOSTLY me, and some other dudes that barely helped, is on SALEEEEE!!! OMFGGGGGGG!!!!
If you haven't gotten a copy, please do get one, it supports us doing what we do.
If you have gotten a copy, and liked the game, leave a positive review, it supports us doing what we do.
Primordia is a labor of love from a lot of people.

Very good sale's pitch mate. Tho it is not how you support the devs :).
I prefer this way :obviously:
E3pOwfY.png


JJkIKTE.png

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fantadomat

Arcane
Edgy Vatnik Wumao
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Messages
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A man of few words, MRY, but here's how u seduce these people.

-Do you like good games?
-Do you breathe?
-Do you look at photographs on the internet?
-Do you think MRY is hiding behind his computer?
-Do you enjoy memes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then, you're in luck, cause Primordia made by MOSTLY me, and some other dudes that barely helped, is on SALEEEEE!!! OMFGGGGGGG!!!!
If you haven't gotten a copy, please do get one, it supports us doing what we do.
If you have gotten a copy, and liked the game, leave a positive review, it supports us doing what we do.
Primordia is a labor of love from a lot of people.

Very good sale's pitch mate. Tho it is not how you support the devs :).
I prefer this way :obviously:
E3pOwfY.png


JJkIKTE.png

52633021.jpg
I will never use steam,matter of principles!
 

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