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Riddle of the Sphinx Videos, Screens, Info

Riddle of the Sphinx Videos, Screens, Info

Riddle of the Sphinx Videos, Screens, Info

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a completely new, real-time 3D version of the game to celebrate its 15th anniversary


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Imagine exploring the Giza Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Egypt in beautifully enhanced, real-time 3D!

Walk through the Great Pyramid and explore its chambers unrestricted. Discover hidden tombs. Unearth sacred artifacts. And solve an ancient riddle entombed for centuries by the ancient Egyptians.

The new real-time 3D build of Riddle of the Sphinx makes exploring this beautiful epic adventure more enjoyable and more accessible than ever before.


  • Unlimited exploration into almost every crevice of the myriad of detailed chambers and lush environments of ROTS. Imagine walking behind columns, seeing new architectural detail in the Great Pyramid and beyond, and standing on top of the Sphinx for a breathtaking view!
  • 360° Explore or Point-n-Click Simulation modes: for some, we know you prefer the visual continuity of point-n-click, so we’re working on providing that option.
  • Realistic Torches & Fire with smoke plumes
  • Realistic Water ripples, flowing rivers, and underwater scenes
  • Realistic Physics effects such as picking up objects, moving furniture and vases, opening doors, etc.
  • Dynamic Time of Day and Weather. Explore the Giza Plateau and other outside areas in all times of day or night.
  • Kick up dust that has been settling for millenia…We originally wanted you to feel and see the dust kicked up in these ancient chambers, and now, as you walk, the dust is lightly kicked up. Of course, this can be disabled if you’re an allergic archeologist 🙂
  • 3D Sound. The sounds in ROTS 3D are now directional and what we would consider 3D sound. As you turn toward a torch, the sound will pan to match your direction.
  • 15th Anniversary Soundtrack! As an added bonus, Jeff Tobler, original ROTS soundtrack composer, will be composing new musical textures more organic and primitive in feel than the originally orchestrated style. You will be able to toggle between the original, the new, or no music.

Developer LifeTree Games is seeking your support so this epic Egyptian expedition and archaeological adventure remake can become a reality!

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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