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The Longing - All Endings with Hints and Instructions

Written by Kohru   /   Mar 11, 2020    


This guide describes every possible ending of The Longing with footage. It also includes progressive hints if you want to find them by yourself and explicit instructions if you are stuck.

Intro



Try to experience the game by yourself before reading the instructions or watching the footage linked in this guide.

In The LONGING endings are meant to be permanent and will require restarting the game or messing with save data to continue playing. Make sure that you have accomplished everything you want to do before committing to an ending.

How to recognize if you are about to reach an ending (non-spoiler versions):

  • Ending 1:If you are being questioned thoroughly before taking a leap of faith
  • Endings 2 and 3:If you are about to follow your dreams
  • Ending 4:If you have patiently followed orders

How to recognize if you are about to reach an ending (spoiler versions):

  • Ending 1:If you are jumping into a dark abyss
  • Endings 2 and 3:If you are getting into a bucket
  • Endings 4If the countdown has ended.

How did you get every ending so fast? After finishing the game properly I edited stuff to document the other endings and find secrets. I won't share how to edit stuff.

First Ending



The first ending any explorer will come across.

  • Name: Suicide
  • Type of ending: Bad



  • Hint 1: To reach this ending you will have to explore the upper parts of the kingdom.
  • Hint 2: You will make a small friend before reaching it.
  • Hint 3: You will need a medium sized object under the ledge to climb it.
  • Hint 4: Understanding mushrooms will help you overcome the obstacle.
  • Hint 5: Find a place where there are both green and purple mushrooms.
  • Hint 6: Don't be scared if you can't see, just keep pushing.
  • Hint 7: Be confident on your decision.

Instructions:

  • To reach this ending you will need a mattock.
  • From the map room continue upwards into the caves, opening the caves will take 2 hours.
  • Once you are on the caves continue exploring upwards.
  • Find and interact with the spider when there is nowhere to go, it will take 2 days until the web is complete.
  • Keep exploring upwards with the help of your mattock until you find a tall ledge.
  • To climb the ledge you will need to grow a mutant mushroom, plant a purple mushroom right under the ledge and then plant a green mushroom on the closest available spot to the left of the purple mushroom you just planted.
  • Once the mutant mushroom has grown just keep walking to the right.
  • [Optional] Bring a purple mushroom to light the way.
  • Once you are at the border of the abyss answer "yes" to the questions.

Second Ending



A dream come true.

  • Name: Upper World
  • Type of ending: Mostly Good



  • Hint 1: To reach this ending you will have to explore the upper parts of the kingdom.
  • Hint 2: You will make a small friend before reaching it.
  • Hint 3: You will need a medium sized object under the ledge to climb it.
  • Hint 4: Understanding mushrooms will help you overcome the obstacle.
  • Hint 5: Find a place where there are both green and purple mushrooms.
  • Hint 6: Bring a light with you to find the way up.
  • Hint 7: Once the darkness wraps everything and nightmares become real stay calm.
  • Hint 8: Remember what the face told you about the darkness.
  • Hint 9: The monster can only see one part of your body, cover it.
  • Hint 10:  Keep walking for a long time.
  • Hint 11: Once you reach the end you will need to be patient and remember your dreams.
  • Hint 12: Find another possible exit nearby since the rocks block the normal path.
  • Hint 13: Remember what the face told you about the young and the old. IMPORTANT.
  • Hint 14: Stay near the surface to spot the correct person and then rush to the proper place.

Instructions:

  • To reach this ending you will need a mattock.
  • From the map room continue upwards into the caves, opening the caves will take 2 hours.
  • Once you are on the caves continue exploring upwards.
  • Find and interact with the spider when there is nowhere to go, it will take 2 days until the web is complete.
  • Keep exploring upwards with the help of your mattock until you find a tall ledge.
  • To climb the ledge you will need to grow a mutant mushroom, plant a purple mushroom right under the ledge and then plant a green mushroom on the closest available spot to the left of the purple mushroom you just planted.
  • Once the mutant mushroom has grown just keep walking to the right.
  • [Optional] Bring a purple mushroom to light the way.
  • Once you find and abyss take the stairs up and to the left.
  • The darkness will grow stronger until a second set of eyes appear.
  • Don't get close or you will be sent back home, close your eyes and then walk past the creature without double clicking.
  • If you don't know how to close your eyes check other guides on "The Darkness" achievement.
  • Keep walking left until you reach an area right under the surface.
  • Wait next to the blocked exit during daytime (the first 12 hours of the day) until the old blind man walks towards the well, DON'T FOLLOW THE TROLL CHILD.
  • Rush towards the well and when the bucket drops to pick up water get into it.

Third Ending



A dream turned into a nightmare.

  • Name: Tragedy
  • Type of ending: Bad



  • Hint 1: To reach this ending you will have to explore the upper parts of the kingdom.
  • Hint 2: You will make a small friend before reaching it.
  • Hint 3: You will need a medium sized object under the ledge to climb it.
  • Hint 4: Understanding mushrooms will help you overcome the obstacle.
  • Hint 5: Find a place where there are both green and purple mushrooms.
  • Hint 6: Bring a light with you to find the way up.
  • Hint 7: Once the darkness wraps everything and nightmares become real stay calm.
  • Hint 8: Remember what the face told you about the darkness.
  • Hint 9: The monster can only see one part of your body, cover it.
  • Hint 10: Keep walking for a long time.
  • Hint 11: Once you reach the end you will need to be patient and remember your dreams.
  • Hint 12: Find another possible exit nearby since the rocks block the normal path.
  • Hint 13: [IMPORTANT] Remember what the face told you about the young and the old. BUT DON'T FOLLOW IT'S ADVICE.
  • Hint 14: Stay near the surface to spot the correct person and then rush to the proper place.

Instructions:

  • To reach this ending you will need a mattock.
  • From the map room continue upwards into the caves, opening the caves will take 2 hours.
  • Once you are on the caves continue exploring upwards.
  • Find and interact with the spider when there is nowhere to go, it will take 2 days until the web is complete.
  • Keep exploring upwards with the help of your mattock until you find a tall ledge.
  • To climb the ledge you will need to grow a mutant mushroom, plant a purple mushroom right under the ledge and then plant a green mushroom on the closest available spot to the left of the purple mushroom you just planted.
  • Once the mutant mushroom has grown just keep walking to the right.
  • [Optional] Bring a purple mushroom to light the way.
  • Once you find and abyss take the stairs up and to the left.
  • The darkness will grow stronger until a second set of eyes appear.
  • Don't get close or you will be sent back home, close your eyes and then walk past the creature without double clicking.
  • If you don't know how to close your eyes check other guides on "The Darkness" achievement.
  • Keep walking left until you reach an area right under the surface.
  • Wait next to the blocked exit during daytime (the first 12 hours of the day) until the troll child walks towards the well, DON'T FOLLOW THE BLIND OLD MAN.
  • Rush towards the well and when the bucket drops to pick up water get into it.

Fourth Ending



A patient wait.

  • Name: King
  • Type of ending: Good?



  • Hint 1: To reach this ending you will have to follow orders
  • Hint 2: And be patient
  • Hint 3: You don't need to do much at all
  • Hint 4: You will know when the time is up

Instructions:

  • To reach this ending you don't need anything.
  • Just patiently wait until the 400 days countdown is over and wake up the king.
  • You can speed up the wait by making the Shade's cave more comfortable, reading, playing music or sleeping.

Written by Kohru.


Game:   The Longing