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Riddles of Renaissance

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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 4.5 / 5 stars

I study art history myself, so this was a greatly entertaining game. It amazes me everytime just how methodical and skilled the Renaissance painters truly were, and I think you captured that essence not just through the works you chose but also the music.

It would be great seeing a sequel sometime... maybe try tackling Baroque art? :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

OMG AVGN MEDAL!!!!!!! totally worth it


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This game makes my arm tire as hell! This game is pure awesome with the art and music and medals of pure tiredness ( I can't feel my hand) and I hope you make a second one of this masterpiece!!!

P.S. Second place of this year!!!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Excellent choice of paintings. That is what makes this game unique. I love paintings and could recognize some of them. I can't wait to play a sequel of this game. I hate it when a painting catches my eye and I don't even know it's title or painter so it was great that you added information about the paintings. But no game is perfect. I encountered some problems.

1. I have unlocked all 58 paintings but the counter in the gallery says 56/58. I counted and viewed each one of them but When I saved my file it says "Paintings unlocked: 58" and had to load it to see if it were true and that was only when the error got corrected.
2. I only entered the gallery after I completed the game without hints and mistakes. Because of the bug in number 1 I have to refresh the page and load my file to get the "Art Historian" medal.
3. The description of the paintings flashes when you proceed to the next page when viewing the gallery while there are still no paintings available.
4. Page 43 of the gallery does not have a ??? painting.
5. Due to low resolution sometimes it is hard to see/recognize the details of the painting which are needed to solve the riddle.
6. Some hints are not hints. They just point you directly to the answer.
7. Also, wouldn't it be nice to give a link to the credits on the main menu? You have to play the whole game just to get to the credits.

Nevertheless, this game is good and I find myself playing and viewing the paintings over and over again. When making a game do not rush things. It is better to show your best than to prove what you can do in a short time.


mrty responds:

One of the purposes of this game is to appreciate art history, so I'm glad I succeeded!

I'm aware of the glitches but thanks for pointing them out anyway. It's been one and a half year since I finished this game and only now do I realize how flawed it is. However, if I make a sequel, be assured it will be "new and improved"!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game love the naked photo of women. haha!