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 🙂

King Tut’s dagger discovery: made from meteorite! Discover Tut’s dagger and more in Riddle of the Sphinx: The Awakening

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In a shocking discovery, researchers have found that King Tut’s dagger is literally “out of this world’! The iron with which the dagger is composed has been identified as meteoritic, meaning the iron came from meteorites that fell to the earth from outer space. This is due to the higher nickel and cobalt levels in the iron, a trait that is unseen in terrestrial iron. This provides evidence that Bronze Age blacksmiths found their iron in meteorites, as opposed to smelting it from the earth’s crust.

To read more about this epic finding, head over to http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/12/22/king-tuts-dagger-is-out-this-world.html

Remember, you can experience the mysteries of King Tut’s dagger and many more artifacts in Riddle of the Sphinx: The Awakening!

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: