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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

Perfect, outside of 'wrong' sound.

I'll start by simply saying this: I don't like these types of games. They usually boil down to clicking frantically because I'm in the right area, but I just missed out on the 'sweet spot' by a couple of pixels. But for some reason, I greatly enjoyed your game. It was simple, but it had that layer of difficulty with the riddles, which both helped get through the paintings as well as stimulating my mind. The entire game was smooth and well done, from the riddles themselves to the paintings, even something as simple as the art gallery and the optional things to find gave it that little touch extra.

The sole problem I had was, and I hate to be the 'where's the mute button?' guy, but that buzz when I clicked in the wrong area was... really bad. Sound was great, just that one noise that needs changing. But tops game, will be playing again. I hate to think how many times I'll need to play to get the 'perfect score'. Seems almost impossible.

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mrty responds:

- I'll update the .swf soon, with wider "sweet spots", so you won't have to be so precise.

- All you need to do to get a perfect score is to beat the game in the easiest difficulty without a single mistake or a hint... Due to the time penalty, it IS impossible to get a perfect score on the other two difficulties. I thought people would be able to figure that out on their own.

- I'll try making a mute button, and maybe changing the noise, since you are the 3rd person to point that out.

Thanks for the review!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

the only bad thing is the very annoying sound

you get when your are wrong
no way you can Chang it ? or make a turn off sound option ?
i stop playing only because it got me a headache


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very, very interesting

I love it. I found out so much by only playing this game, and awakened my curiosity to find out some more by myself.

Also, the first and last medal were a bit tricky, but I finally got all of them ;)

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mrty responds:

It's good to know that I managed to get some people more interested in art. Thanks for the review!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


inspired by assassin's creed?

mrty responds:

Thanks for the 10, but you do realize that you wasted your review on something that was already written in the commentary, right?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

just learning

this shows a great and interesting way to use famous paintings in a fun and challenging game. Great job :)