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Date: 05/25/06 02:24 AM

106 Responses to Somnium Orbis

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 1:44 am
    Link: Somnium Orbis - Beautiful point and click game.
  2. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:32 am
    yeah it looks slick but what does it do?
  3. Profile photo of Bruneau
    Bruneau Female 18-29
    50 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:33 am
    Does anyone else think that the trailing pointer looks like a sperm?
  4. Profile photo of Brian 61316
    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:35 am
    This game makes NO senseYou have to move the ligh and blow til it all disapears in to darkness and you hear heavy breathing and thenthere will be zombies of some sort and you have to keep you mouth pressed on the zombies
  5. Profile photo of Brian 61316
    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:36 am
    LOL ! It does look like a sperm, Bruneau
  6. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:38 am
    Wow. That was pretty drated up
  7. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
    845 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:39 am
    thats it? 2 scenes? i figured out that withoutthe spoiler
  8. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:40 am
    Hey....!!!!
  9. Profile photo of sugarhigh83
    sugarhigh83 Female 18-29
    1034 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:40 am
    definatly looks like sperm

    first thought

  10. Profile photo of sugarhigh83
    sugarhigh83 Female 18-29
    1034 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:44 am
    so i followed the show soiler...and that was one messed up and pointless game
  11. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:45 am
    I thought it looked cool, but the concept was kind of pooty.....Hey!!
  12. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:46 am
    that was one of the weirdest and most pointless games I`ve played.
    The art, at least, was pretty.
  13. Profile photo of Nacaz2
    Nacaz2 Male 13-17
    821 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:54 am
    oh dear manorrd, it takes u 7 posts to say u didnt like the game....take a bow
  14. Profile photo of msmojo
    msmojo Female 18-29
    97 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 3:14 am
    It was beautiful, and I like the gameplay. If this were a lot longer it would probably be incredible.
  15. Profile photo of fk
    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 3:51 am
    manorrd: STFU
  16. Profile photo of jester7006
    jester7006 Male 18-29
    17 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:03 am
    Yeah, it is a bit short. But other than that, pretty nice.
  17. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:56 am
    Beautiful- Took me like 30 seconds though, make a sequel! I demand a full minute of gameplay.
  18. Profile photo of cryotwin
    cryotwin Male 18-29
    44 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:58 am
    im thinking were all losing on the 2nd level and maybe theres more...
  19. Profile photo of B_SilveR
    B_SilveR Male 18-29
    85 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 5:11 am
    shame it had only two scenes..
  20. Profile photo of B_SilveR
    B_SilveR Male 18-29
    85 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 5:28 am
    there can`t be only two scenes.. i think that on the second the aim is not to make the black hole in the middle of the screen grow too much.. noticed that if you put the cursor on any zombie it starts growing? is must have something to do with that.. but still didn`t figure out waht..
  21. Profile photo of DaSniper88
    DaSniper88 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 5:41 am
    Yeah wtf? Some random crap there.
  22. Profile photo of Ragin2340
    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
    1117 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:59 am
    twp scenes... i would think there was more.
  23. Profile photo of Pretti-in-Pn
    Pretti-in-Pn Female 13-17
    429 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 7:09 am
    umm awesome graphics but why are graphic games so fricking slow.. lol i know why there are too many to load! seriously should stick to normal stick figures an backgrounds made from paint though they may look not as good aslong as they load quick and you can play quick and what the hell do u do anyways? lol
  24. Profile photo of rgoff98
    rgoff98 Male 40-49
    76 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 7:25 am
    If you click on a zombie it will go into the black hole. Maybe theres an order you have to follow?
  25. Profile photo of Yasmus
    Yasmus Female 18-29
    303 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:07 am
    The Candle won`t go out!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr!!
  26. Profile photo of Yasmus
    Yasmus Female 18-29
    303 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:08 am
    YAY!!!! I DID IT
  27. Profile photo of Yasmus
    Yasmus Female 18-29
    303 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:10 am
    What on earth was that?!?
    0:-)
  28. Profile photo of ITGuy
    ITGuy Male 18-29
    12 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:29 am
    If you guys go to the main page, you will actually get some info on the game:

    ROCKSTAR GAMES - MULTIMEDIA DESIGN CATEGORY

    GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER: "Somnium Orbis"
    by Nate Horstmann & Peter Schmalfeldt
    Exploring alternative ways to progress through an other-worldly scene.

  29. Profile photo of bernaxxx
    bernaxxx Male 30-39
    25 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:45 am
    only two levels. :-(
  30. Profile photo of Guinstar
    Guinstar Female 13-17
    572 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:55 am
    *somnium orbis instructions*
    you must learn what needs to be accomplished in order to progress to a new scene

    ^that`s what it says if you go to the game via the main page... i`m guessing there`s something else to the zombie level. Or they just got tired of the game and gave up.

  31. Profile photo of Guinstar
    Guinstar Female 13-17
    572 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:56 am
    well i can`t find a way past the zombies, it`s really annoying.
  32. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 9:18 am
    The first page was cool with the tree, but the second one where the player is stuck at Wal-Mart really sucks.
  33. Profile photo of corneh
    corneh Female 13-17
    104 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 10:06 am
    i thought it looked like it could form constellations..but what on earth do u do????
  34. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
    1121 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 10:13 am
    Its nice but the only thing youc an click on is the orb, its pretty but it gets boring eventually.
  35. Profile photo of Andy1821
    Andy1821 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 10:30 am
    i decompiled the swf, there doesnt seem to be anything after the zombies....
  36. Profile photo of hockeypuck
    hockeypuck Female 30-39
    2 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 10:37 am
    In the zombie scene, if you look closely in the foreground, there are 3 large zombies on the left, centre and right. If you click like crazy on each one of them, they`ll start glowing, and then you`ll see a quick white flash and the zombie will disappear. I don`t know what do to after that. ;-/
  37. Profile photo of Ladybuggirl
    Ladybuggirl Female 30-39
    23 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 10:46 am
    Ok, that was really stupid,
  38. Profile photo of nadav22
    nadav22 Male 13-17
    458 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 11:40 am
    finished it three times...no secret level just dumb or in progress
  39. Profile photo of irred
    irred Female 13-17
    695 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 12:29 pm
    that was pointless
  40. Profile photo of pp0u20e8
    pp0u20e8 Male 18-29
    259 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 12:36 pm
    manorrd - comedy genius...
  41. Profile photo of marvinmedium
    marvinmedium Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 25, 2006 at 12:39 pm
    THIS GAME BARKING MAD, I COULDN`T UNDERSTAND THE TREE AT THE START! I WAS STUMPED, I HAD TO LEAF AFTER MY ATENTION BRANCHED OFF!!!
  42. Profile photo of UKJess86
    UKJess86 Female 18-29
    125 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 12:49 pm
    i read the spoiler but still don`t get what to do.. blow what? all i can do is move the light trail around a bit and nothing happens.
  43. Profile photo of Milli4jc
    Milli4jc Female 13-17
    76 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    Maybe you have to get the zombies out of sight before the black hole gets too big... I only did 3 zombies and it was game over for me
  44. Profile photo of Milli4jc
    Milli4jc Female 13-17
    76 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 1:29 pm
    or something like that
  45. Profile photo of lalaith
    lalaith Female 13-17
    6 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 1:30 pm
    I greatly dislike these sorts of figure-out-what-to-click/type-and-when games (notpron is a nightmare for me), but the art on the first level was nice. The second level`s art was uninteresting, as was the overall gameplay.
  46. Profile photo of jono142
    jono142 Male 18-29
    378 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 1:37 pm
    bit of a random game init?
  47. Profile photo of jizzos
    jizzos Male 18-29
    194 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    manorrd has 1333 posts and he has NEVER noticed the "drating" and "poo" shi.t before? what a fuc.king idiot. Jeeze.

    N yeh short game.

  48. Profile photo of dkny
    dkny Female 13-17
    114 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:11 pm
    I didn`t get it =( pretty though. Music make me sleepy =D
  49. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:23 pm
    On 5/25/2006 2:07:48 PM jizzos wrote: manorrd has 1333 posts and he has NEVER noticed the "drating" and "poo" shi.t before? what a fuc.king idiot. Jeeze. N yeh short game.

    Oh no. I`ve NEVER noticed the swearing filter before EVER.

    I think we know who the drating idiot really is :-)

  50. Profile photo of hockeypuck
    hockeypuck Female 30-39
    2 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 2:44 pm
    Doesn`t this board have a moderator???
  51. Profile photo of pp0u20e8
    pp0u20e8 Male 18-29
    259 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 3:11 pm
    "I think we know who the drating idiot really is"

    Um, you?

  52. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
    315 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 3:21 pm
    I finished it - you have to hold down the mouse button on the zombie and then it disappears. No more after that though...nice graphics
  53. Profile photo of tishka
    tishka Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 25, 2006 at 3:34 pm
    this game was complete bullpoo
  54. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    BULLpoo! Haha. POINTLESS GAME! A COMPLETE waste of 10 min.
  55. Profile photo of xStellax
    xStellax Female 18-29
    49 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:15 pm
    "BULLpoo! Haha. POINTLESS GAME! A COMPLETE waste of 10 min."

    It took you ten minutes?

    I liked the art, and I guess it was kinda interesting? I wish it would have been longer though. =|

  56. Profile photo of master-gamer
    master-gamer Male 13-17
    65 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:34 pm
    the game has no point and manorrd stop writing crap when you put f..uck it puts drat and stop writing random stuff thats my job
  57. Profile photo of master-gamer
    master-gamer Male 13-17
    65 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:34 pm
    ther is no point in this game
  58. Profile photo of thrash16
    thrash16 Male 13-17
    90 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:37 pm
    hummmm looks like there should be more to it...
  59. Profile photo of Midnightlake
    Midnightlake Female 18-29
    449 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:41 pm
    i pointed and clicked :-D
  60. Profile photo of patteacher
    patteacher Male 30-39
    30 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 4:57 pm
    Did any one else notice on the 3rd level that the water drips towards the clouds?
    Just kidding
    There`s not a 3rd level
  61. Profile photo of MaruDashi
    MaruDashi Female 18-29
    237 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 5:17 pm
    hmmm, blew out the candle, then zapped zombies into a black hole....then `the end`
    how stupid.
    beautiful graphics, but stupid
  62. Profile photo of pp0u20e8
    pp0u20e8 Male 18-29
    259 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 5:46 pm
    Wow monster-gamer - there`s a contest for moron of the century?
  63. Profile photo of summit_700
    summit_700 Female 18-29
    21 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:09 pm
    What a stupid game...Not even a game, its just stupid.
  64. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:27 pm
    Erm...fun?
  65. Profile photo of insanepotato
    insanepotato Female 18-29
    48 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:40 pm
    i really liked the part after you kill all the zombies and you`re stuck in that river thing. the music was scary though. and kinda pointless after the 5th or 6th scene
  66. Profile photo of phco3
    phco3 Female 18-29
    220 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:42 pm
    STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID

    And that`s all I have to say.

  67. Profile photo of one__eye
    one__eye Female 18-29
    49 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:43 pm
    From http://www.news10now.com/:

    The multimedia category is devoted to websites designed in innovative ways. The $3,000 winner is an eerie, other-worldly exploration of how much the viewer can be confused. The piece, "Somnium Orbis" takes some getting used to.

  68. Profile photo of jeffums
    jeffums Male 13-17
    110 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 6:59 pm
    for all you who dont know how to get past level one on the first screen with the tree click and hold and move the mouse back and forth really fast and that will blow out the candle
  69. Profile photo of Nick_13
    Nick_13 Male 30-39
    394 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 7:18 pm
    it was cool, but where should you click? i tried pretty much everywhere and nothing happened so...

    it could be just coz i`m horrendously drunk though...

  70. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 7:45 pm
    boring but pretty. i think it should be in the arts and literature section.
  71. Profile photo of jeffums
    jeffums Male 13-17
    110 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 7:54 pm
    it doesnt matter where you click just click anywhere
  72. Profile photo of purple25
    purple25 Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:12 pm
    That was dissappointing!
  73. Profile photo of chatgirl44
    chatgirl44 Female 18-29
    242 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 8:52 pm
    worst. game. ever.
  74. Profile photo of lukeii
    lukeii Male 18-29
    40 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 9:34 pm
    You don`t even need to click.

    Just move the mouse around in big circles really fast, and you`ll hear the wind getting stronger and stronger until it blows the candle out.

  75. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 10:26 pm
    just 2 scenes??????
  76. Profile photo of unbelievable
    unbelievable Male 18-29
    1154 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 11:22 pm
    on the second scene it made me think of what a certain lvl of hell must be like...rotting corpses floating around in some strange abis for all eternity, it was fun and scarey at the same time.
  77. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 12:33 am
    Ok, this is starting to make sense. If yo pay attention on the zombie level, the big portal ONLY grows after you kill a zombie, and when you DO kill a zombie, a distinct little orb, bigger than the ones your pointer makes flys into the center which makes it bigger (maybe a soul?) If there was someway to stop it, which I cant figure out, then you could kill them all without making it bigger.
  78. Profile photo of lapeirce_16
    lapeirce_16 Female 18-29
    66 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 1:13 am
    It started off pretty and calm.. then got scarey =\, a warning next time would help...

    But, it was cool. I got to the second scene, saw the bright light (now I know what to expect) and it was over... longer game please :-), or else I just messed up.

    -lapeirce-

  79. Profile photo of mapleleaf
    mapleleaf Male 13-17
    162 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 3:29 am
    nice graphics but it makes no sense... whats your goal ????
  80. Profile photo of lolpop
    lolpop Female 13-17
    114 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 7:49 am
    i thuoght it was cool
  81. Profile photo of shipyard
    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 11:58 am
    Actually, I believe there IS a third level. Noone pays attention though.

    First Level:
    Wind is generated by the speed of the mouse. Move the pointer in wide movements to blow out the candle.

    Second Level:
    When the mouse is held, in clicked position, over a zombie, they degenerate, and sink into the black hole. The black hole steadily grows, but not when you have your pointer on it. Kill each zombie, as quick as possible, with the pointer held on the hole between each kill.

    Using these tactics, I got to the last part of the second level, but it is ridiculously hard.

  82. Profile photo of mslpanthers1
    mslpanthers1 Male 13-17
    8 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 12:01 pm
    No, I think it is only two scenes
  83. Profile photo of Jazz5490
    Jazz5490 Female 13-17
    292 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 1:34 pm
    weird!
  84. Profile photo of leedham
    leedham Male 13-17
    17 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 2:47 pm
    i didnt get a first level?!?!?!?! but on the second level if youre quick and i mean really quick you can kill quite a few kill a zombie then click on the black bit of the black hole keep going but be fast i got down to 2 or 3 zombies didnt count them properly
  85. Profile photo of oh_merde
    oh_merde Female 13-17
    20 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 7:54 pm
    This game pains me.

    It pains me so.

  86. Profile photo of Exl249
    Exl249 Male 13-17
    111 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 8:35 pm
    Um..?? I think I might have won??? cuz like on the 2 level I saw the black hole grow and then all the zombie`s souls flew in. well all cep`t the last two cuz the screen went white afore the two souls flew in!!?? AAGGHH!! drat THIS dratING drat CUZ IT`S ONLY drat TWO dratING LEVELS!!!
    shhhh!!! spoilers are lurking!!
  87. Profile photo of MiddleGoose
    MiddleGoose Male 18-29
    40 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 9:04 pm
    Wow. That took a grand total of 2 minutes. 2 minutes of my life that I`ll never get back...
  88. Profile photo of sugarfreee
    sugarfreee Female 18-29
    173 posts
    May 27, 2006 at 5:00 am
    wish there were more scenes
  89. Profile photo of Eternally
    Eternally Male 13-17
    114 posts
    May 27, 2006 at 6:38 am
    JeanaH. the zombie`s aren`t scary in any shape or form... they are actually just dark outlines that stay in the same spot and don`t move.
  90. Profile photo of flupke
    flupke Male 18-29
    9 posts
    May 27, 2006 at 10:08 am
    dispite the pointlesnes of this game, it has the best gfx ever in a p&c game.
  91. Profile photo of Murderxxx
    Murderxxx Female 13-17
    40 posts
    May 27, 2006 at 12:50 pm
    the art and the music in the first part was good.
  92. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    May 27, 2006 at 11:07 pm
    Holy hell there really is a third level! I was zapping zombies, and I zapped them all. I just can`t remember the exact order, I`ll have to try it again. The third level is more freaky than the other two, not sure what to do there yet.
  93. Profile photo of imcoolyeah
    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
    747 posts
    May 28, 2006 at 1:05 am
    PEOPLES!! your telling me that you cant get past the 2nd level..when all the zombies come up you have to kill them, like every one says, by holding on them and not leting the hole in the background get to big ive made it to the 5th level but after that im stumped
  94. Profile photo of bookaholic22
    bookaholic22 Female 70 & Over
    111 posts
    May 28, 2006 at 3:08 pm
    Zombies freak me out so I didn`t bother. What a weird game.
  95. Profile photo of Ebony_Angel
    Ebony_Angel Female 13-17
    82 posts
    May 29, 2006 at 1:05 pm
    Is there really a third level? Or are you all joking? Ahh! I`m going mad over here!
  96. Profile photo of RippledGlass
    RippledGlass Female 18-29
    21 posts
    May 29, 2006 at 10:20 pm
    Are there really more than two levels? Someone please help?
  97. Profile photo of fallen-angel
    fallen-angel Female 13-17
    23 posts
    May 30, 2006 at 1:05 am
    i don`t get it. D: is there a third level or not? if there is i can`t figure out the second one...
  98. Profile photo of JeanaH
    JeanaH Female 13-17
    406 posts
    June 1, 2006 at 2:35 pm
    Uhh please oh please tell us about the levels beyond the second level!
  99. Profile photo of maddieheartu
    maddieheartu Female 13-17
    1 post
    June 7, 2006 at 12:51 am
    hahaha my brother made this, it won the rock star games competition thing
  100. Profile photo of bunny_bab
    bunny_bab Female 13-17
    6 posts
    June 8, 2006 at 11:21 pm
    i dont get it, what do i do with the creepy light thing??
  101. Profile photo of oh_merde
    oh_merde Female 13-17
    20 posts
    June 21, 2006 at 2:32 pm
    Woohoo! We`ll never know!!!
  102. Profile photo of JeanaH
    JeanaH Female 13-17
    406 posts
    June 28, 2006 at 9:06 am
    I guess we wont because this game is in the iab graveyard. It`s an old game, nobody posts anymore. :-(
  103. Profile photo of fallen-angel
    fallen-angel Female 13-17
    23 posts
    July 8, 2006 at 2:49 pm
    oh damn.
    i really wanted to know if there
    was something after that zombie
    thing or not... :[ eh, oh well..
  104. Profile photo of KitCarson
    KitCarson Male 40-49
    2 posts
    October 1, 2006 at 6:58 pm
    This is it this is it after 3 month i got it ???
  105. Profile photo of StormareChic
    StormareChic Female 18-29
    57 posts
    October 15, 2006 at 5:40 pm
    This is one of those "What the heck, that was it? I broke my fingers swishing my mouse and had to listen to some zombie panting in my ear..." games. What a waste of my time, I could have been barfing in "Dark Cut"!
  106. Profile photo of spaff
    spaff Female 13-17
    7 posts
    December 23, 2006 at 9:51 am
    W0w i rly liked that game....it was the ONLY game ive played on here that i did straight aways, no spoiler or anything!! im rly proud to be honest!!

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