A downloadable game for Windows and Linux
A short puzzle experiment.
Sort through the notes of Jean-François Champollion to decipher the script of the ancient Egyptians. Use the mouse to manipulate ideas, placing them next to each other to arrive at new thoughts. Combine the right pieces to find the key to unlocking the translation.
Originally created for Ludum Dare 19, themed "Discovery", later refined a bit.
The development of the game is discussed in a devlog on TIGSource.
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REFERENCES & FURTHER READING
CHAMPOLLION, J., 1822. Lettre à M. Dacier
DAVIES, W., 1988. Egyptian Hieroglyphs
PARKINSON, R., 2005. The Rosetta Stone
ROBINSON, A., 1995. The Story of Writing
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NOTE: the game is free, "pay what you want" is optional.
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