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Genre :
Video Game / Adventure / Fantasy / Mystery
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Directror :
Brian Moriarty
Cast :
Richard Seyd,Pat Franklyn,Lauren Jones
Writer :
Brian Moriarty
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Video Game
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Loom (1990) Online

Seventeen-year-old Weaver Bobbin Threadbare's small island is about to fall into chaos. He leaves the island and begins a fun, amazing, and terrifying adventure, and also learns a little about his childhood that he didn't know before. {locallinks-homepage}
Cast overview:
Richard Seyd Richard Seyd - Bobbin Threadbare (voice)
Pat Franklyn Pat Franklyn - Mother Hetchel / Shepherd (voice)
Lauren Jones Lauren Jones - Cygna / Fleece / Chaos / The Messenger Nymph (voice)
Donada Peters Donada Peters - Lachesis / The Dragon (voice)
Kenna Hunt Kenna Hunt - Clothos / Narrator (voice)
Robert Emmet Robert Emmet - Edgewise / Shepherd (voice)
David Case David Case - Bishop Mandible / Atropos / Shepherd (voice)
James Carpenter James Carpenter - Master Goodmold / Crucible / Forge Guard / Stopper (voice)
Tom Whitworth Tom Whitworth - Foreman / Flute / Cob / Rusty Nailbender / Stoke / Shepherd (voice)

The instruction manual promises an extra scene if the game is played through in expert mode. This extra scene occurs when Cobb removes Bobbin's cloak. We can now see what happens to Cobb, rather than it happening offscreen. In the CD version, this scene is included in all versions.

A CD version was issued, featuring higher quality graphics and music, plus a 30 minute "audio drama". However, the rights to this version existed with Mindscape, not Lucas (supposedly, LucasArts did not have the means to produce a CD-ROM title at the time), and were lost permanently when Mindscape went bankrupt. While Loom has been reissued since, it is always as the original floppy version.

The improved graphics from the CD ROM version became the baseline for the TurboGrafx 16 version. The enhanced soundtrack was also present on the TG16 port. Copies of the TurboGrafx CD are still found for auction at the usual sites, but require the CD player component for the TurboGrafx system.

All of the music in this game comes from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake", although some is modified; hence, the Weavers turning into swans, and Bobbin visiting the lake of swans when he ventures outside the Pattern.

The three Weaver Elders are named after the three Fates in Greek Mythology: Atropos, Clothos, and Lachesis.

The game was originally planned to become a trilogy, with "Loom" being the first part. Brian Moriarty envisioned two sequels called "Forge" and "The Fold". However, plans fell through as there was lack of interest in continuing the story.

In the EGA-version of the game, three hourglasses can be seen in Crystalgard from the outside. Initially intended as a plot element, a scene showing the hourglasses in their full size, and Goodmold explaining their purpose, was cut from the game due to memory issues. The only proof of that scene is a screenshot that was printed on a magazine.

The only LucasArts game developed after Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) to have no dialogue tree.

The first LucasArts adventure game to have a difficulty selection menu.

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