I’m led to believe from a short cut-scene that Bobbin has been stranded on this island after being warped by chaos while in the form of a bird. The manual mentions a Distaff and Book of Patterns that need to be found. We can move around and look at things, but that seems to be the full range of interaction.
[size=150]Suggestions on what to do next would be greatly appreciated![/size]
You may be confusing this with a different game. In 1990, Brian Moriarty worked with Ron Gilbert on a sequel to the popular Loom game. This sequel was completed but due to licensing issues with the Weaver’s Guild it had to be remade as the pirate game, The Secret of Monkey Island. The original, The Secret of Loom lay mouldering in the back archives of Lucasfilms until their recent buy-out by Disney, in which all the stock was moved to Disney’s secret warehouse in Arizona. In my role as an Aldous Huxley biographer, I was admitted entrance into Disney’s warehouse in order to hunt down Aldous Huxley’s original film script for Alice in Wonderland, which Walt himself dismissed as too prolix, saying that he only understood one word in three. While browsing the stacks, I found the last copy of The Secret of Loom, which I’m sharing with you today.
Wait, wait, are we playing the purported ‘original beta’ version (assuming that ever existed in the shape suggested by Moriarty’s vague recollections), or is this the clumsy interface overhaul made after the lead devs quit the project in exasperation?
As far as I can tell, it’s single-click interaction with objects. This usually prompts an examine, but sometimes acts like use. I suspect greater interaction will be enabled once we find our Distaff and start collecting Drafts.
The poster reads:
I can’t appear to take it or move the poster (without using a draft); there doesn’t appear to be an inventory in this game.
I didn’t expect to be able to select the window, but I could. Curiously, instead of looking through, Bobbin just says that the window is closed.
As I’ve run out of interactable objects on this screen, I’ve decided to head right: