The Longing Mobile 9+

Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH

    • $4.99



An unusual mix of adventure and idle game. In utter loneliness deep below the surface, it's your task to wait for the awakening of your king... for 400 days.
Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king's powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens.
As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days - even when you stop playing and exit the game.
It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don't stress yourself, you have plenty of time.

Choose your playing style
Start the game and simply come back after 400 days to see how it ends. You actually don't have to play the game at all. But the Shade will be even more lonely without you.
Or explore the caves and collect items for your comfortable underground living room. Just send the Shade to take a stroll - the walking speed is slow, but luckily there is no need to hurry.
Read tons of classic literature from Nietzsche to Moby Dick right in the game - or at least have the shade read them. After all, time goes by faster if you learn to keep your mind occupied.
Ignore the king's commands and advance to the outer regions the cave. It will be a long and dangerous journey into darkness...

• Slow exploration of a vast, hand-drawn cave.
• Atmospheric Dungeon Synth soundtrack.
• Various endings.
• Lots of well hidden secrets.
• Time-based puzzles.
• A lonely but cute protagonist.

What’s New

Version 1.02

Bug fixes and optimisations

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Got time on your hands? In this brilliant indie gem, spend 400 days (real ones!) seeking solitary diversions before your giant sleeping boss wakes up.

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Wonderful, some glitches

I’ve wanted this game for years now, and I was finally able to get it on mobile! While it’s great, there’s a lot of glitches when it comes to room decorating. For example, I may click on a crystal at one end of the room and a crystal on the complete opposite end gets selected instead and gets automatically moved to where I just clicked. And then when I finally place that crystal down a completely random one gets selected and moved to the spot where I put the previous crystal down. This is the only problem I’ve had with the game so far, though. Thank you!

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Already obsessed

The little dude (a shade- I call him Ash) walks super slow because he has all the time in the world, but its an idle game so you can close out and come back to see how far he's gotten. It’s a test of patience to be sure, but I’m already looking forward to the rewards and progress that comes with time. I wish there was a widget available to see what he’s up to or thinking when not in-game because his little mosquito face brings me joy. I also wish we could label the remembered spots because they are hard to see and difficult to discern from one another.

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The developer, Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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