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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

-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


passed the whole game


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Like this game

I like riddle games and this is a good one. There were some hard riddles in it, but after 3 times I had the Pope rating :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love the artwork!

The music fits the essence of the art as well. I love this type of art a lot and for you to put it into a fun little riddle game for all of us just excites me to the core! I've played the game close to 20 times or so. Because I'm on a laptop without a proper mouse, just the touch pad thing, I can only get it all in 51 seconds (including the optional finds and what not) and it is because my stupid finger slips or isn't there all the way and hits next to the answers causing me to lose points out the butt. It takes me away from my perfect 300 score :( I played the game once and memorized all the spots. I'm just that awesome. But, anyway, I love this game :D favourite! The paintings about Jesus and all the 'religious' stuff really fascinate me. Medals, here I come!

People, if you figure it out, don't ruin it for everyone, k? Thank you kindly! <3

I love that you got the idea from Assassins Creed. I really enjoyed the first one.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Since game. It's good to see a game focused on art for a change.
Loved it. I hope you can make something alike.

An art lover


Rated 5 / 5 stars


your appreciation of art and classical music is inspirational! great puzzler!