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Riddles of Renaissance

rated 4.08 / 5 stars
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Jan 21, 2011 | 8:08 AM EST

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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

-Some hints and riddles will be fixed.
-Scoreboard will be removed.
-The quality of some pictures will be improved.
Thank you for your patience.


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.

- 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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Mind blowing

Surprising to see that so many hidden meanings can be pulled out of artwork made half a millennium ago. And some of these were HARD! I can't figure out Charles V, even WITH the hint!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice Work.

I'm glad you finally finished this, you've worked hard on it.

It's obvious that a lot of work was put into this game, and I really, thoroughly enjoyed it. My only problem was that some of the hit areas were too small (the arrow, for example), but that's not too big a deal.

Congratulations on your achievement.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I happen to be an art major, so for me playing a game like this is most beneficial even to those with art history classes. Some of my favorite paintings are in here too.

I've got to ask, the song that's played when the first painting appears past the difficulty setting, what was it called?

mrty responds:

I didn't list the first song because I think it's removed. Anyway, the song is "Sands of Saharah" by Wooormy, as also listed in the credits.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i could say that this game is...

a really good and cool game dude, siriusly,and good art choise man, oh and please,give me the name of the music that is played on the first levels,it is not on the list of music used.

mrty responds:

I didn't list the first song because I think it's removed. Anyway, the song is "Sands of Saharah" by Wooormy, as also listed in the credits.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Interesting game...

While very challenging, the game was addicting in many ways.
I found myself wanting to beat it, although my brain was telling me not to. At first, it was easy so I figured, what the hell... Keep going, but damn did it get hard man!

The art is nice, although nothing original, I can not give you points for that.
The musical choices were very nice.
The gameplay was typical for one such as this, point and click.

I must say, while this game isn't totally original like I said, it's definitely very good... It's noticeable that a lot of time and dedication was put into this, and I enjoyed every second of it man.. I really hope this get's front paged.