TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii

aka: Pompei, Pompei: Die Legende des Vesuvs, Pompei: La colère du volcan, Pompei: Legenda Wezuwiusza, Pompei: The Legend of Vesuvius, Pompei: la leggenda del Vesuvio, Pompeia: A Fúria do Vulcão, Pompeji: Legenden om Vesuvius, Pompeya: La Leyenda del Vesubio
Moby ID: 2482
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Adrian Blake, trapped in a mountain cave, surrounded by a raging war, fears his exciting and adventurous life is almost at an end. The goddess Ishtar appears before him and offers to save him in exchange for his love. Rejecting her advances and safely returning home, Adrian discovers that his fiancée is missing. Realizing that Ishtar has cursed him, Adrian searches ancient scrolls to invoke the goddess to help him find Sophia. Instead, Ishtar challenges him to go back in history to Pompeii in the year 79 A.D. and win the love and trust of Sophia, as a complete stranger. Adrian must race against time - he is aware that Mount Vesuvius is destined to erupt in just 4 days. Overcoming numerous obstacles, Adrian must act quickly to save Sophia and himself before all is lost.

Spellings

  • Помпеи - Russian spelling

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A Co-Production of
  • Réunion des Musées Nationaux
  • Cryo Interactive Entertainment
  • Surintendance Archéologique de Pompéi
Concept and Creation
  • Arxel Tribe
Delegate Producer
Project Management
Sales Manager
Public Relations Manager
Scientific Direction
  • Robert Etienne
  • archaeologist
  • correspondent of the Institut
  • Emeritus Professor of the University of Bordeaux III
Scientific Consultants
  • Florence Dupont
  • professor of Latin at the University Paris VII
  • research assistant at the C.N.R.S.
  • Hélène Dessales
  • archaeologist
  • senior lecturer at the University Paris I
  • Jean-Pierre Adam
  • director of the Institut de Recherche sur l'Architecture Antique
  • C.N.R.S.
Editors of Encyclopaedic Information
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Reviews

Critics

Average score: 57% (based on 15 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)

nice and *fun* historical adventure game

The Good
Timescape is in a 1st person "slideshow" format, with 360 degrees mouse panning. The interface is very simple point and click, and the puzzles are usually typical adventure game fare, and normally pretty easy. There are a couple of timed puzzles, but with common sense they shouldn't be hard.

The best thing about Timescape is how it melds a fun story and solid gameplay with so much learning. There's a really extensive encylopedeia in the game that's worth the asking price alone :) But it doesn't make you learn anything -- if you don't want to, you can just play the game.

The Bad
The story's a little predictable, and there's absolutely no attempt at lip-synch at all. Acting isn't great, and the (Italian) characters have cockney accents (!)

The Bottom Line
An above average adventure game, nothing brilliant, but lots of fun.

Windows · by curacao (283) · 2001

Trivia

Pompeii was originally meant to be the first of three games in different eras and places, where Adrian had to save Sophia, who would always have no memory of him.

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Related Sites +

  • Hints for TimeScape
    Use these question and answer type hints to get you to the solutions without spoiling the whole game for you.
  • Pompei Walkthrough
    by Witchen, posted on Gameboomers.com
  • Zarf's Mini-Review
    A Macintosh mini-review of Journey to Pompeii by Andrew Plotkin (May, 2001).

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kartanym.

Macintosh added by Scaryfun.

Additional contributors: curacao, Jeanne, POMAH, lobo rojo, Sciere, Kabushi, Xoleras, PolloDiablo, Zeppin, st2wok, rubinho146.

Game added October 12, 2000. Last modified January 25, 2024.