Death in Sakkara: An Egyptian Adventure

By Deane Barker on October 29, 2005

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.



  1. I am an adventure gaming fan, though I am not very good at them (i bookmark the walkthroughs, especially for Monkey Island type games). I’ll be playing this one though.

    Just purchased Indiana Jones for the Xbox also. And for those of you who know me, I didn’t own a console until a week ago when a friend of mine just gave me his.

  2. I loved this game! The music, the art and the locales all give it the feel of a Tintin comic. I was a bit disappointed that the game doesn’t give you a choice of where to go next, but I guess that was done intentionally in order to keep the narrative flowing. I look forward to the new installments in the coming weeks.

  3. I love that game and I hope it won’t be the last flash adventure game they do! Ingenious! But I wish it would have more parts than just four.

  4. Well… This game was awesome!!!!!! But i couldn`t pass the end… That was sadd.. CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AFTER THAT!??!?!?!?!

  5. Lately, you can’t get to episode two for some reason. I have finished episode one with a 40% score but it won’t let me continue. anyone know why?

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