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Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure (Windows)

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Press Release:

    To solve a riddle of epic proportions…

    DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. and Omni Creative Group, Intl. announce The Riddle of the Sphinx
    January 26, 2000

    Undertake the journey of a lifetime in this first person puzzle adventure. Imagine being able to freely explore the tombs and corridors of the Great Pyramid, faithfully recreated to scale. Be the first to touch the treasures of the Pharaohs long buried in the undiscovered tombs. Prepare to discover secrets lost for thousands of years.

    The story begins, as noted archaeologist Sir Gil Blythe Geoffreys discovers a scroll in a secret chamber of the Great Pyramid. After a rough translation, he learns that he has found the key to deciphering the mysteries of the Sphinx. Too late, he also realizes that he has unleashed an ancient curse ending in certain death. Realizing he is doomed, Geoffreys sends for you (the player), his closest friend and colleague. Upon arriving in the Giza plateau, you find that not only is Sir Geoffreys dead, but the scroll is also missing. Now, with the help of Gil’s carefully hidden notes and the translation of the scroll, it’s up to you to solve the riddle…

    Devious deathtraps and ingenious puzzles await you while you navigate through the labyrinths and secret chambers in this epic adventure. Uncover the mysteries left by the ancients so long ago. Examine sacred artifacts. Explore lost temples. Discover the secrets hidden deep inside the Sphinx…

    Features

    Full-Screen (640x480) 16-bit 3d Graphics & Digital VideFull-Screen
    Interactive 360° Panoramas (QTVR)
    An Original, Richly Orchestrated Egyptian Soundtrack
    Over 50 million sq.ft. of 3d Rendered Environments
    Over 100,000 sq.ft. of Unlimited Exploration

    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Mar 20, 2004.

Inside Cover:
    Secrets lie waiting for you to discover...

    Violent sand storms have once again covered most of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid. After years of digging, noted archeologist Sir Gil Blythe Geoffreys uncovers a secret chamber overlooked for centuries. Geoffreys' exploration reveals an ancient, brittle papyrus scroll. After rough translation, he realizes that he's found the 'Rosetta Stone' of the Sphinx. Finally, Gil thought, the riddle of the Sphinx... solved!

    Sealed with a thick resin, the scroll bears an indiscernible hieroglyph. Unfortunately, after breaking the scroll's seal and deciphering it's mysterious contents, Geoffreys realizes he has unleashed an ancient curse; knowing he is doomed, Geoffreys sends for you, his closest friend and colleague...

  • Explore secret chambers & hidden tombs
  • Decipher challenging & ancient puzzles
  • Immerse yourself in an extraordinary world

  • Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Jan 31, 2002.

Dreamcatcher's Web Page:
    Violent sand storms have once again covered most of the Sphinx and Great Pyramids. After years of digging, noted archaeologist Sir Gil Blythe Geoffreys uncovers a secret chamber overlooked for centuries. Geoffreys' trip reveals an ancient, brittle papyrus scroll. After rough translation, he realizes he's found the 'Rosetta Stone' of the Sphinx.

    Unfortunately, after breaking the scroll's seal and deciphering it's mysterious contents, Geoffreys realizes he's unleashed an ancient curse. Realizing he is doomed, Geoffreys sends for you, his closest friend and colleague.

    Your first responsibility will be to locate the missing scroll. Then, using the tattered scroll with Gil's translation, you'll be on the way to solving the Riddle of the Sphinx!

    Features:

    Hours of challenging game play

    Complex puzzles and subtly hidden clues to challenge your skills

    Beautifully rendered 3-D environments scenes with meticulous attention of detail

    Full-Screen (640x480) 16-bit 3-D Graphics & Digital Video

    Full-Screen, Interactive 360° Panoramas (QTVR)

    An Original, Richly Orchestrated Egyptian Soundtrack


    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Oct 12, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Match wits with disingenuous archaeologists, survive ingenious deathtraps, and decode ancient puzzles while confronted with tremendous feats of logic designed to thwart 2,500 year old tomb robbers.

    Vigilant exploration through secret chambers, hidden tombs, and eerie labyrinths will help to solve this ancient riddle, entombed for centuries by the ancient Egyptians!


    Contributed by Ray Soderlund (3500) on Dec 17, 2000.