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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


AjrehmanAjrehman

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Simple, entertaining, and different

My review is similar to most others'; this game was fun and out of the ordinary, and now that I've beat it I even feel a little accomplished as opposed to many other games where I just feel as though I've wasted my time.

A few Pros:
1. Nice artwork selection, definitely good to expose people to some of the more famous works if they haven't already seen them
2. The music was nice and fitting for the subject matter as well
3. The riddles were simple but really require the viewer to observe the paintings and take in everything, which I personally feel gave me a greater appreciation for the works
4. Educational!

And some Cons:
-1: Pixellation! These are some of the most famous pieces of art in the world, and I feel as though there is something detracted from them when they have big blocky pixels strewn throughout. If you make a sequel, pleeeeease try and have as clear pictures as possible!
-2: Could use some more optional riddles, they were a nice touch
-3: There's not a sequel out!

I would love to see another game similar to this with perhaps a different era or style; Baroque would be nice, but maybe something more modern as well? I'd love to make something similar with your permission, or help create a sequel if you ever feel up to it. Nice work on everything though, and thanks for the awesome game.


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ErichoEricho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fairly hard

It would be kind of inconsiderate of me to just go out and tell all of the answers to the ones I got. I will say that I was lucky enough to get a secret medal on my first try! At first, I thought this was going to be something where I had to type in the answers. It was a little hard to tell at first, but that hand icon did make it easy to understand. If nothing else, it was great to see all of these authentic replications of art pieces. Looking at paintings has always been a pastime of mine, especially considering that few modern people seem to make paintings.

I managed to get all of them without any hints until finding one that did not give me a hint. The music/sounds were really good and it was great how clicking the wrong thing wasn't such a big penalty. It was also great to include the names and years of each painting. I am not sure if these painters intended them to have meanings, but whatever. While it did not have much action, definitley a classy game.


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mrty responds:

Well, it didn't mean to have action.

Thanks for the detailed review, glad you liked it.


ScottalianMan27ScottalianMan27

Rated 5 / 5 stars

good game

i like these kind of games plus i remember alot of this from english class lol but the art historian medal is bugged i did what you said bout going to the gallery and then checking your progress and i had all 58/58 and still hasnt popped up


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mrty responds:

Are you sure you were logged in when you were trying that? If not, I don't know what the problem is... Other people are getting it, so I don't see why you can't. I'll look into it.

Thanks for the review.


DynamitethedrummerDynamitethedrummer

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice game and good ispiration

Lovely game adapted cultural arts history, only 1 complain at all, beware of the graphix!!!! One should be able to zoom into the image because it's really stretched, so sometimes the resolution is really bad. Firefox's users can counter with ctrl +


mrty responds:

I'm thinking of a zooming feature in the sequels, but not until then. Thanks for the review.


danirosdaniros

Rated 4 / 5 stars

gooood

good good
remainds me to assins creed 2
the only bad thing (only by itself take out of you 2 stars)is the fucking beeeps that sounds when you fail