Indeed, what you read in the headline of this news is completely true, there is a video game that forces you to wait 400 real days so you can get to the end of his story. We talk about The Longinga video game developed by the Seufz studio, which came out in 2019 and I will tell you a little more about this curious game below.
What is The Longing about?
It is quite simple to explain, in this adventure we will be the servant of an underground king and that we will have to wait 400 days to be able to awaken him from his long rest. And yes, I emphasize that it is about 400 real days, which will start counting from the first moment we open the game, also even if we close it, the days will continue counting. If you have the doubt that if you can only open the game, forget about it for more than a year and open it again once the waiting time to see the end has passed, the answer is yes.
You can do some things to liven up the long wait
During the 400 days, instead of doing nothing, you can spend that time in the investigation of the vast caverns. as time passes new areas will be openedfor example, where before there was a path that could not be crossed, now thanks to the passage of time a stalactite has fallen, thus giving us access to another area. Believe it or not, the system of unlocking new areas often over time really works more than expected, since the expectation of being able to discover something newit doesn’t matter if it is small or big, it makes you emotional, because it is something that does not happen constantly.
The main mechanics
We could consider this as the main mechanics of this game, because in a part of the big cave we have our house where we can do some of the following activities:
decorate the house with different objects that you find in the cave. 🏠
make paintings ourselves and use them as decoration. 🖌 Read whole books that are in the game. 📖
The interesting thing about this is that we have a clock at the top, where it tells you the time left until we reach the end, because if we do these activities, time will pass a tad faster (don’t get excited, it won’t go super fast either 😅). All this content can be finished in practically a month within the game, in real time it would mean a week. So the rest of the days you will have to wait until you can see that desired ending.
The game has more than 4,693 reviews on Steamthe vast majority positive, costing a price of about 14,99 € on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Would you dare to play it all? I’d like to see a comment a year from now from someone who has completed it.