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#949326 - 04/10/14 07:41 AM Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level
jeff Offline
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Registered: 12/12/99
Posts: 63
Loc: Moselle, MO 63077
Greetings everyone! I wanted to reach out and say hello to anyone who remembers me smile It's been quite a journey for our family over the past few years - all very good but for another time to tell. For now, we wanted to update you one our new found hope of being able to develop adventure games again.

Contrary to how it was after Omega Stone, we have been VERY encouraged by the support of Adventure Games via crowd funding sites, like Kickstarter. We have also had a lot of interest in both a new game and ROTS in real-time 3D - updated and live!

We thought our days of developing adventure games were over due to lack of publisher interest and/or sufficient funding, but I'm actually hopeful that we could not only develop ROTS real-time 3D but a new game as well. And we have been preparing for a Kickstarter campaign for our ROTS 15th anniversary edition in real-time 3D.

So I guess I'm asking all of you. Are you interested in playing Riddle of the Sphinx in real-time 3D in HD graphics, real-time torches, and truly unlimited exploration? Plus expanded gameplay that never made it into the original release? Actually we're testing the player's choice to carry a torch and light as they go or keep it pre-lit the whole way. I have to admit, I'm even looking forward to being able to look up and around at the chamber's ceiling and in the corners, and to pickup the artifacts. BUT that could just be us. So, we're asking you. Do any of you have interest?

If there is interest, we're ready. So far we have a small portion of Riddle playing in the Unity engine and it's gorgeous!

Thanks for your help... you were and are very dear to us. Although I'm not sure who's still around these days. Looking forward to touching base smile

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Originally Posted By: Jeff on April 22,2014
Well, it's official!! happydance

The Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D 15th Anniversary Edition Kickstarter page is LIVE at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jefftobler/riddle-of-the-sphinx-an-egyptian-adventure-in-real

Hope you enjoy what we've put together thus far. Please spread the word and help us re-build Riddle of the Sphinx smile

And THANK YOU all so much for your support!

Jeff, Karen, Charlie, and Christian (Riddle 3D Team)


Edited by MaG (04/24/14 08:23 AM)
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#949336 - 04/10/14 08:05 AM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
sarahandus Offline
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Registered: 06/25/05
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I loved both RTOS and Omega Stone, they don't play nice with my computer anymore.
Don't know about 3D, but I would certainly welcome anything you want to make.
Hopefully you will get the funding.

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#949339 - 04/10/14 08:27 AM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
colpet Offline
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Registered: 01/07/01
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Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Best news of the day. I loved Riddle of the Sphinx and it would be a treat to be able to play it again.

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#949350 - 04/10/14 09:16 AM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
MaG Offline
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Registered: 12/28/99
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wave Jeff,

It's so nice to see you back here as well in adventure games.

It would be great to have your classic game available again and played in newer machines!

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#949354 - 04/10/14 09:29 AM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
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I don't know about the realtime 3D part, but I'd like to be able to play Riddle of the Sphinx on a modern computer without needing an emulator or having the problem with the robot and the Queen's Chamber.

The trouble with realtime 3D in a first person game is that it gives some of us motion sickness. It would be nice to have an option for a point-and-click interface with fixed screens (like the original) as an optional alternative to the realtime 3d (moving) screens. Cyan (developer of Myst) did something similar with their 3D interface -- giving a point-and-click option. Scratches (though it wasn't a realtime 3D game) had an option to use either a fixed or panning mode.

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#949355 - 04/10/14 09:34 AM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: MaG]
Marian Offline
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Originally Posted By: MaG
:It would be great to have your classic game available again and played in newer machines!


I agree. And it's great to hear from you. thumbsup

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#949377 - 04/10/14 11:03 AM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
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I would love an updated game, I am hesitant about 3D though because I do get nauseous with it.

Ana wave
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#949395 - 04/10/14 01:09 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: Jenny100]
jeff Offline
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Registered: 12/12/99
Posts: 63
Loc: Moselle, MO 63077
Originally Posted By: Jenny100
I don't know about the realtime 3D part, but I'd like to be able to play Riddle of the Sphinx on a modern computer without needing an emulator or having the problem with the robot and the Queen's Chamber.

The trouble with realtime 3D in a first person game is that it gives some of us motion sickness. It would be nice to have an option for a point-and-click interface with fixed screens (like the original) as an optional alternative to the realtime 3d (moving) screens. Cyan (developer of Myst) did something similar with their 3D interface -- giving a point-and-click option. Scratches (though it wasn't a realtime 3D game) had an option to use either a fixed or panning mode.


Jenny, great input. Yes, we have already planned on offering a point-n-click simulated navigation. So that should solve the motion-sickness issue, while still allowing all of the real-time effects, interactivity, and effects.

Btw, the robot in the Queen's chamber will have an extended feature in the anniversary edition, if everything goes as planned.

Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
I would love an updated game, I am hesitant about 3D though because I do get nauseous with it.

Ana wave


Hi Ana! As I said to Jenny, we will have an option to point-n-click to move forward, etc, so it should solve this for many, while still affording all the eye candy of the real-time engine.


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (04/10/14 01:43 PM)
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#949403 - 04/10/14 01:46 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
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Thank you Jeff! That would be awesome.

Ana wave
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#949406 - 04/10/14 01:57 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
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Ready to play your game. dance

Chief wave

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#949408 - 04/10/14 02:03 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
marie Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
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A updated ROTS game would be wonderful, ROTS started my interest in adventure games and I would look forward to playing it again and again.

Marie happydance

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#949415 - 04/10/14 02:19 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: marie]
jeff Offline
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Registered: 12/12/99
Posts: 63
Loc: Moselle, MO 63077
Thanks, Marie. Your testimony inspires us smile Riddle was the first game and had success because of the community at Gameboomers and others. The new Riddle 3D is exciting because it's what we had envisioned originally, but technology wasn't there at the time.
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LifeTree Games

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#949418 - 04/10/14 02:26 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
revco Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
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I'm a big fan of Riddle of the Sphinx. I bought it when it came out and I've played it recently. I would love to see an updated version. smile
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#949431 - 04/10/14 03:52 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: revco]
kazzmo Offline
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Loc: Yukon, Oklahoma
One of my all time favorites. An updated version would be great. happydance
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#949443 - 04/10/14 05:03 PM Re: Riddle of the Sphinx real-time 3D - new level [Re: jeff]
dianne Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/04
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Loc: Quesnel b.c.
would love to see Riddle of the SPHINX REAL TIME3D -new level
I have the older version but it doesn't work on my new windows here.
thanks dianne wave

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