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Daughter of Serpents (DOS)

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3.0
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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - DOS (US):

    A Supernatural Interactive Drama

    More than 4000 years ago the teachings of the scroll began to both intrigue and curse those who came in contact with it. Its spell petrified a lost city's populace, cajoled a prince of Ancient Egypt to spread the cult of the dark god, Nyarlathotep, and ensured that the blood of serpent people ran through the veins of his descendents. Centuries would pass, and it would be buried at the end of a long, lost tunnel in a temple beneath the unsuspecting city of Alexandria. But in 1920, one Yussuf Al Rashid begins to dig a hiding place for his ill-gotten money, and unearths the magical scroll, setting in motion an adventure which begins with death and could finish with the end of the world.

    FEATURES

    • Sampled speech for the voice of the Egyptologist, Mystic & Occultist.
    • Intelligent mouse driven control through Micons (moving icons).
    • Four screens, eight way scrolling map of Alexandria, circa 1920.
    • In-game Thomas Cook guidebook and automatic notebook.
    • Over 70 locations.
    • Extensively researched historical and mythological background.
    • Supports industry leading sound cards.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on May 17, 2007.

Back of Box - DOS (US):
    Rumours of an ancient document of awesome power... a strange murder at the dockside... As you check into your hotel, the desk clerk hands you a note - and you are drawn into a mystery of menacing proportions!

    Use your Cook's Guide, contacts and city map to research ancient tribes and rites - and unearth the secrets of a long-forgotten evil in the perilous, mysterious world of Alexandria - where the truth and legend of Egypt meet!
    • What is reality... what is fantasy?
      Experience the eerie transition from fact to fiction.

    • Stunning, animated full-screen graphics - photographic quality you have to see to believe!

    • An epic cinematic adventure - meticulously researched in every detail, with original 1920s materials from Thomas Cooks.

    • Complex, absorbing story lines - plot variations depend on your chosen character's profession and skills.

    • Unique full-screen graphics, with animated icon interface.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Apr 27, 2007.

Advertisement in PC Gamer, July 1995:
    THE SCROLL

    Some Things Are Better Left Dead And Buried.


    Its spell petrified a city's populace, cajoled a prince of Ancient Egypt to spread the cult of the dark god, Nyarlathotep, and ensured that the blood of the serpent people ran through the veins of all his descendents. Centuries would pass, and it would be buried at the end of a long, lost tunnel in a temple beneath the unsuspecting city of Alexandria. But in 1920, one Yussuf Al Rashid begins to dig a hiding place for his ill-begotten money and unearths the 2,000 year old magical scroll which sets in motion an adventure which begins with death and could finish with the end of the world.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 27, 2001.