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Jan 21, 2011 | 8:08 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place January 22, 2011

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Why did the egg cross the road? 10 Points Because the chicken was waiting for it on the other side.
Pope 25 Points Get the "Pope" class (10 stars).
Punteggio perfetto 25 Points Achieve a perfect score (300).
Those are for codardi 25 Points Complete the game without the use of hints.
Art historian 50 Points Unlock all the paintings in the gallery.
Enigma Show 50 Points On Master difficulty, complete the game in no more than 60 seconds AND achieve a pope ranking.
Addicted 100 Points Beat the game four times without closing it.
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Author Comments

02/02/2011
PATCH 2 COMING SOON:
-Some hints and riddles will be fixed.
-Scoreboard will be removed.
-The quality of some pictures will be improved.
Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE(22/01/2011):

Daily 2nd...? Oh my God, thank you so much for my first award!

UPDATE (21/01/2011):

I'm thinking of removing the scoreboard. First, some people already managed to hack the game and get impossible scores. Second, nobody really seems to manage to reach over 297. When you're playing a game with a scoreboard, you need to be prepared for any score. It's not exciting at all when everyone keeps "reaching the top of the board" with the same score. And third, you can submit an even higher score when playing on Experienced than Master, which is not fair at all...

In a few days, maybe tomorrow, I'll remove the scoreboard and fix some of the problems that people have mentioned.

IMPORTANT:
- In order to unlock the bonus paintings, you must solve the riddles flawlessly. Without any mistakes or hints.
- Please be patient... It'll take some time for the preloader to show up. It's a big file.
- Don't assume that I'm done with the game. I'll keep fixing the glitches and adding more.
- If you are sure you unlocked all the paintings but your painting count isn't 58/58 in the gallery, try going back to the main menu and enter the gallery again.
- In order to unlock the medal "Art historian", you must enter the gallery after having unlocked all the paintings.
- It's currently not possible to submit your rank to the scoreboard, but Mike's working on it.
- The first song after the main menu is "Sands of Saharah" by Wooormy. I think it was removed, and that's why I couldn't credit it.

Wow, I never thought I would finish this, but here it is: Riddles of Renaissance!

The instructions are simple. Read the riddle carefully and try to find out what it's talking about in the painting. Just point and click.

I know it's not a big game, but it took me a considerable amount of time to make it (to be precise; one year, one hour and sixteen minutes). I had to go through a lot, and, well, I learned a lot! In the end, it was well worth the wait.

The main purpose of the save system is for you to store your paintings, since there are over 50 of them. In case you are interested in reading their descriptions.

This game was inspired by the "Truth" riddles in Assassin's Creed 2. The riddles in Batman: Arkham Asylum also played an important role.

If you are having problems, check the "IMPORTANT" part of the commentary. If it's not there, don't be afraid to contact me.

All constructive criticism is appreciated. Feel free to correct me about grammar and spelling too; English isn't my native language.

Reviews


MaleifusMaleifus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful

This game was spectacular! Educational, relaxing, and overall a real work of art. It provokes thought and the music inspires creativity. Best of all, it proves that you don't need a sponsor (outside of Newgrounds) to make an excellent, high quality game.



LycanthLycanth

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Enjoyed the game

It is not everyday you can play these games. Love the riddles.
(But there some trouble with riddle 29's hint, I clicked it but still couldn't see it on the riddle screen. I took me awhile to finally figure it.)


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mrty responds:

That's going to be fixed soon... if the admins are up to it.


pilsberrypilsberry

Rated 5 / 5 stars

two more medals!

great game! i'd love it if there was another one.
the only things i have left to do in this game are two of the medals: why did the egg cross the road and the third secret medal, but i don't know what i have to do to get them



rd76pagrd76pag

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good Concept!

I like the game very much. However, I couldn't get pass riddle #13 (The Life of Fountain) due to a bug. I've clicked everywhere and even where the hint said to click. I couldn't hit the hot spot where to go on to the next riddle. I hope this bug would be fix in the next revision. Thank!

PS: I do love the game concept!!!


mrty responds:

It'll be fixed soon, no worries.


Ice-CraneIce-Crane

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Love it!

I enjoyed this combination of paintings and riddles :)

Regarding riddle 13, "they are very close to the fountain" I only found the answer by clicking everywhere and the couple ended up being in the corner, far away from the fountain (which I see is in the center of the picture).

Other than that, it's good