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Quarantined but actively re-building ROTS

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Won’t it be GREAT to start exploring again?!

We hope this update finds each one of you healthy and untouched by the virus. If you’re like us, we are itching to get outside and gather with friends and family again. And I’m sure we are all looking forward to exploring Riddle of the Sphinx: The Awakening!

Thankfully none of the team has had the virus. Or if we have, we didn’t know it. We have been able to continue working on the game at a constant pace!

Karen and I are still busy finishing up the few last-remaining levels. Charlie has the bulk of the puzzles programmed. Christian is stitching all the assets together and testing navigation. And Marta has been working on the Collector’s Edition crate packaging.

Here’s a sneak peek at the latest scenes:

We have so much more to show, but we are more excited about getting the game in your hands. In a few weeks, we will have an ETA to announce.

Stay healthy and stay safe!

Jeff and the ROTS Team 🙂

ROTS Awakening Progress

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It’s been a while since we have updated but we have been working on the very tedious process of bringing all the old models out of Strata StudioPro Blitz in OS 9 and into the newest version of Strata Design 3d. Quite a lot of work but it’s going smoothly thanks to Strata and Rand.

Plus, we are excited to announce the lead programmer from The Omega Stone, Thomas Carton, has come on board (remotely from France) to help with programming and game development. Thomas is a huge asset to this undertaking – an amazing talent and a great friend! Charlie and Thomas are working very closely on the new engine.

We will be posting screenshots once we have all the environments converted and rendering begins.

Lastly, we have had a few new backers from Old World Studios campaign site: https://oldworld.studio/projects/riddle-of-the-sphinx-the-awakening/

Thank you and welcome to our newest backers!

While we are clearly in the beginning phases still, we can see a dimly lit torch and the hint of eerily dancing shadows at the end of this eerie corridor of resurrecting Riddle is the Sphinx: The Awakening.

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Egyptian adventure game mirrors recent Great Pyramid discovery!

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On November 3rd, it was widely reported that French scientists made a discovery of the century! They found a large mysterious void in the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Now, you have the chance to explore it for yourself…

MOSELLE (SAINT LOUIS), Missouri, Nov 7, 2017 — National Geographic magazine stated that the mysterious void just discovered will not be explorable, since there are no known corridors connecting the Grand Gallery to this “void.” Coincidentally, an Egyptian adventure game has mirrored these staggering developments.

Old World Studios, the developers of Riddle of the Sphinx: The Awakening, conducted a tremendous amount of research, to make an adventure game that modeled all of the existing monuments and chambers to exact specifications. But they went even further by building access to the many speculated hidden chambers and corridors thought to be within the Great Pyramid.

Charlie Tobler, co-developer and lead programmer, states: “We took some artistic license, of course, but much of what you explore is true to life as if you were to explore the Great Pyramid and Sphinx in person. Now people can experience one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, without all the red tape and expense involved in an expedition of that magnitude.”

“Riddle of the Sphinx came about because Karen and I wanted to explore what lay beyond the existing tombs and chambers in the Great Pyramid. We started with actual archaeological discoveries and scientific speculation and turned those into virtual-reality in Riddle of the Sphinx,” said Jeff Tobler, original co-designer/developer.

If you are interested in virtually exploring the mysterious void found in the Great Pyramid, head over to https://riddleofthesphinx.com/kickstarter-launch for more information.

Jeff and Karen Tobler founded Old World Studios with the vision of allowing the exploration of real and fictional “old worlds” virtually through realistic and captivating adventure games. Now, with Charlie and Marta Tobler, their son and daughter-in-law joining the team, they have decided to take their epic adventures to the next level, allowing both new and veteran explorers to experience the wonders that have mesmerized players worldwide. Old World Studios is a subsidiary of LifeTree Games, a company with the purpose of providing exciting, yet wholesome, entertainment.

Forbes: Mysterious Void In Great Pyramid Discovered Using Cosmic Rays

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You’ve probably heard about cosmic rays, or maybe you think they’re some kind of space-laser-beam thing. Actually, ‘cosmic rays’ is the term used by scientists to describe high-energy radiation originating from outside our atmosphere and from the depths of space:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/meriameberboucha/2017/11/07/mysterious-void-in-great-pyramid-discovered-using-cosmic-rays/#85c059d4700c