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In Loom, you take control of young Bobbin Threadbare. Following cataclysmic events early in the game, Bobbin goes on a quest of fate and prophecy.  Throughout the story you interact with an enchanted swan with whom you are mysteriously connected. The interface in Loom is unlike any of the other SCUMM games; Bobbin interacts with his surroundings by using musical enchantments, which replace the standard adventure game commands. This interface created a uniquely immersive gameplay environment. However, the game was not as successful as Lucasfilms had hoped, and the sequel it was obviously poised for never arrived.

Loom is referenced in a few other LucasArts games, most notably The Secret of Monkey Island.  Examples include a minor Loom character appearing as the pirate in the SCUMM bar who shamelessly advertises Loom, as well as Guybrush's reaction to  Meathook.  A dialogue selection from that event reads  "I'm Bobbin, are you my mother?"  Meathook replies, "Your mother was a duck." in reference to the swan from Loom. A Seagull from Loom can also be found by the water outside the SCUMM Bar kitchen.
The original release of Loom came with an audio cassette containing a 30 minute dramatized prologue for the game.
All the music in Loom is from the 1877 ballet "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky.
Loom was re-released on Steam on July 8th, 2009 along with a few other LucasArts classic adventure games.

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