Average Playtime: 5 hours

THE LONGING

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A cavernous idle adventure game.
You play as the last servant of a king, who once ruled an underground kingdom.
Now his powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might.
It is your duty to stay in the cave alongside the king until he awakens.In utter loneliness, miles below the surface,it is now your task to... wait. Wait...For 400 days.In real-time.
:THE LONGING: is part idle and part adventure game. As soon as you start, the game counts down the 400 days you need to wait - even when you stop playing and exit the game.
You can build your own little home next to the king and furnish it with items you find in the cave. You can draw little pictures with various gemstones, read books, play an instrument. With each upgrade of your home, time will progress faster and faster, as long as you stay inside.
However, you can also try to get further and further away from your cozy vault and explore the dangerous parts of the cave that the king warned you of. After all, it is your decision what to make of your solitary existence, miles below the ground.
Features:
Ultra slow-paced cave exploration
Dungeon Synth music
Various endings
Handcrafted 2D graphics
Solitude

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Developer
Studio Seufz
Publisher
Application Systems Heidelberg, Studio Seufz
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.399d-23h-59m-59s.com/

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System requirements for macOS

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 95
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3DFX Voodoo Banshee
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 98
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3DFX Voodoo Banshee
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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Last Modified: Apr 15, 2021

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THE LONGING reviews and comments

Only two hours in and I wish I could keep the cute little Shade company 24/7, as I don't want him to be too bored. Die hard explorers will initially have a hard time deciding where to go since most forks in the road lead to three more forks. Eventually everything will look familiar though, it's only a matter of remembering where you've been.

Impressive aspects of this game:
-he can occupy himself by drawing, making music or even reading books (yes you can read all 2500 pages of Moby Dick)
-it's counting down 400 days second by second but it can go faster is he's not too bored
-some parts of the caves get unlocked after a few weeks due to needing to wait for moss to grow or a pool to get filled drop by drop, you just have remember how to find it again!
-don't worry, you can make him automatically walk back home or even make him walk to a random place. There's just no way to make him walk faster, not for impatient people!

I'm looking forward to checking in on my little buddy for the next 399 days.
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