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Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released #1240170
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Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) will be available in a few hours!

Check out the official website here.

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Immerse yourself into the Giza Sphinx and Great Pyramid — one of the last seven wonders of the ancient world — and solve a Riddle of megalithic proportions.
Riddle of the Sphinx™, The Awakening™ edition, is truly an epic ancient Egyptian adventure featuring exploration in and around highly accurate 3d replicas of the Giza Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka, Khufu). While you start out at the Sphinx and can examine the inside of the Great Pyramid as it exists today, this is only the beginning of a long journey that reveals and solves many real-life archaeological mysteries.

You will be the one to make these exciting finds, and ultimately solve the Riddle of the Sphinx™! But you must be careful. Your choices matter. The ancient Egyptians went to great lengths to keep others from finding the secrets and solving the Riddle.

Decode ancient puzzles designed to thwart 2,500-year-old tomb robbers. And explore secret chambers, discover hidden tombs, unearth ancient relics, and unravel an ancient Riddle, entombed for centuries by the ancient Egyptians!

Riddle of the Sphinx™ features:

Hours of challenging game play
Complex puzzles and subtly hidden clues to challenge your skills
Beautifully rendered 3D environments and scenes with meticulous attention to detail
Cinematic animations and cut-scenes throughout the game
Historical accuracy and real-world archaeological puzzle integration
An original, richly orchestrated Egyptian soundtrack
Over 50 million square feet of exploration

Enhanced Edition Engine features:
HD resolution: every element has been HD enhanced
Exceedingly fast navigation
Cinematic transitions & node warping
Real-time environmental FX: 2,500-year-old tomb dust, gnats, sand, bokah, bubbles, etc.
Ingenious miniUI with interactive magnifying loupe.
New set of "Flying Scarab" cursors, along with legacy "hand" cursors
A robust interactive in-game hint & solutions guide: Book of the Dead Ends™ (sold-separately)


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240176
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Thanks, Ana! wave

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: Marian] #1240182
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Thanks, BrownEyedTigre !!

Hoping for a DRM Free (GOG ?) release soon as that is what I pledged for in the kickstarter smile


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240194
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Thanks Ana!

luck Mad! If they offered DRM free, I will assume you'll get it somewhere, somehow, in the not too distant future (hopefully).

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240195
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The game is now available......ouch...$40


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240196
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$40.00 !! shocked Does that include a jar of sand from around the actual Sphinx ?


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240198
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I agree GreyFuss, and then there is expensive DLC to go with it, that will total around the same amount as the game it looks like. (One is not available yet so no price shown for it.)

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240202
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There is usually an advantage to pledging on Kickstarter, I paid 25. Didn't know it would be so much!


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240203
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I think I originally paid around 35 but when a DRM Free version with all the same extras was announced I upped my payment to 75 - hoping to be of more help.
So there ya go !! 🙀
(Never pledged that much for anything else.

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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240204
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I didn't pledge (I think) because I didn't understand how the game was going to be distributed. Didn't it say something about a USB drive? I don't recall seeing anything about Steam or GOG or anything else, but that was a long time ago so I can't go by that.

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240208
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So I paid the $40 and downloaded the game. I will admit the $40 price tag gave me pause. It's a lovely game. The graphics are crystal clear and immersive. The scarab cursor, while attractive, is difficult at times to center correctly. I've only completed the first chapter. I found it to be very complicated although in hindsight it made sense. Some of the puzzles were difficult for me to figure out the mechanics (not the solution, but--for instance--how to turn the pages in a Bible, or how to light a candle.) I will persevere, if only for a cool story line and those amazing graphics.

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1240215
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Thanks for sharing some early info on the game KatieB. I hope you enjoy the rest of the game. I'll be waiting for a sale of some kind. I'm not ready to play it right now anyway.

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I went all in and pledged for the limited edition box. I have the boxed original version game, and played it multiple times. It was a wonderful experience for me, so I had no problems with contributing to the new version. Plus I wanted the bells and whistles. That it arrived during our lockdown is a true gift. It brought back the joy of opening those old boxes and taking out all the stuff to look through. Even the USB format is shaped as a scarab and housed in a wooden box.
I am looking forward to revisiting the game and hearing the music again to take me back. So many great memories.



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Originally Posted by KatieB
So I paid the $40 and downloaded the game. I will admit the $40 price tag gave me pause. It's a lovely game. The graphics are crystal clear and immersive. The scarab cursor, while attractive, is difficult at times to center correctly. I've only completed the first chapter. I found it to be very complicated although in hindsight it made sense. Some of the puzzles were difficult for me to figure out the mechanics (not the solution, but--for instance--how to turn the pages in a Bible, or how to light a candle.) I will persevere, if only for a cool story line and those amazing graphics.

What was the size of the download?

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What a joy to play...good times!


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Thanks for letting us know your opinion of the game, revco! wave

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Great revco! Have fun!

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I played Riddle of the Sphinx for most of yesterday. Even though this was a replay for me, I had to laugh when I got stuck at exactly the same spot I did way back when I played for the first time.
Anyhow, I'm savouring the atmosphere and the music. I love finding the clues and the passages. It is such a rewarding game. The remastered edition has an added feature you can get called The Book of Dead Ends. It is there for hints, but I use it for maps and the extra details about the other items you find in the tombs and chambers, such as what the room was used for and what the items were made of and where they came from



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The game sounds great, colpet. I just checked Steam and the game is 25% off right now.

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I think that sale ends today doesn't it? I've been eying it for the last 10 days or so but did not buy it yet.

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Originally Posted by oldbroad
I think that sale ends today doesn't it? I've been eying it for the last 10 days or so but did not buy it yet.


When I saw it this morning, there were only a few hours left on the sale. It's over now.

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I remember loving that game. How nice to see it re-issued, for anyone who either missed it or wants to replay it!

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The price has apparently been permanently reduced on Steam to $19.99. Yay!

Mad, did you get or find out about a DRM release?

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