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Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released

Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 02:51 PM

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)


Happy Gaming!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 03:26 PM

Thanks, Ana! wave
Posted By: Mad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 06:45 PM

Thanks, BrownEyedTigre !!

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

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 08:56 PM

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).
Posted By: GreyFuss

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 09:23 PM

The game is now available......ouch...$40
Posted By: sureshot

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 09:35 PM

$40.00 !! shocked Does that include a jar of sand from around the actual Sphinx ?
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 10:08 PM

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.)
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/01/21 11:48 PM

There is usually an advantage to pledging on Kickstarter, I paid 25. Didn't know it would be so much!
Posted By: Mad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 12:03 AM

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.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 12:26 AM

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.
Posted By: KatieB

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 05:04 AM

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.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 09:20 AM

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.
Posted By: colpet

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 11:29 AM

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.
Posted By: connie

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 03:55 PM

Thanks Ana.
Posted By: CountZero

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 07:30 PM

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?
Posted By: revco

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/02/21 10:17 PM

almost 6 gigs.
Posted By: revco

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/03/21 02:33 PM

What a joy to play...good times!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/03/21 06:05 PM

Thanks for letting us know your opinion of the game, revco! wave
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 02/03/21 08:15 PM

Great revco! Have fun!
Posted By: colpet

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/21/21 12:47 PM

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
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/21/21 02:10 PM

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

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/21/21 07:06 PM

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.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/21/21 07:07 PM

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.
Posted By: Reenie

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/27/21 12:36 AM

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

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/27/21 09:50 PM

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

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

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/27/21 10:14 PM

I'm in touch with the developers, oldbroad, who have assured me my pledge will be honoured - but they can't give me a definite indication of when, yet whistle
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 03/27/21 11:09 PM

Well, I guess that is good news, for now anyway.
Posted By: JKEerie

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/03/21 09:26 PM

The game is on sale at Steam for $14.99 until May 10.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/04/21 12:19 AM

Thanks JKEerie! I am currently on a streak of approximately 80 days without buying a game but am considering breaking the streak for this. Not sure yet though. smile
Posted By: Iurii

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/04/21 04:49 PM

Does anybody know if they have solved the problem with Windows 7?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/04/21 04:52 PM

Originally Posted by Iurii
Does anybody know if they have solved the problem with Windows 7?


I did not know that there was a problem. What is the nature of the problem?
Posted By: Iurii

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/04/21 05:11 PM

Marian, the problem is that the game does not work on Windows 7 frown
One my friend had to refund, because the game was said to support Windows 7, but it did not.
They have later changed the requirements to 'Windows 7 in development', but there was no news about that since the beginning of February.
Posted By: JKEerie

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/04/21 06:42 PM

As of Mid March, they are still working on getting the game to run on Windows 7, according to a thread in the game discussion on Steam.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/04/21 08:29 PM

Thanks to both of you for your replies to my question.
Posted By: SirDave

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/08/21 01:04 AM

I’ve been following the ROTS Windows7 issue and they have just announced that a critical part of the updated program will not run under Win7 and there is no possible workaround so the game will henceforth only be available on Win10. They gave it their best shot. I can only imagine how much work they put in trying to fix this. It’s not like they are a big company.

A couple of people got pretty upset, but the fact is that Microsoft doesn’t support Win7 anymore so game publishers can’t be expected to support it. On the other hand, in all fairness to those who got upset, the game was initially released as running under Win7 and Win10 and it can only be assumed that the company just assumed it would run on Win7 without doing much in the way of testing.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released - 05/08/21 01:34 AM

That's all good to know, SirDave. Thanks for the post. And I don't disagree.
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