Death in Sakkara: The BBC has released the first installment of a Flash adventure game. I don’t do a lot of gaming, but this is so well done.
Egypt, 1929. Journalist Charles Fox plunges into a darkly sinister world of intrigue, murder and mysticism in the hunt for a missing archaeologist.
It’s a point-and-click thing (a la Myst), and the style is glorious, four-color comic book. The puzzle in the first installment was so hard I had to cheat by going to the forums. The entire episode took me about 20 minutes, and I got a code to save my spot so I’m ready for the next installment.
I want my kid to play this. It’s meant to teach about the Egyptology craze that swept the world back in the 1920s. If you like Indiana Jones, try this game out. Free, educational, and fun.