If you thought Point and Click adventures had gone the way of the pharaohs, think again – this is no mirage. With Ankh, Deck 13 has resurrected a much-loved genre for a new generation of gamers: Ankh is the new adventure reference. Expect to be swept along by a story brimming with fun and romance, expertly moulded around an vibrant 3D world featuring a slew of impressively detailed- and endearingly animated graphics.
Players take on the role of fun-loving youngster, Assil, who, after stealing the Great Pyramid key to organise a party for his friends, receives a death curse by accidentally breaking one of the holy urns. This leaves him just a few hours to prevent his very existence being erased. As fate would have it Assil stumbles across a magic Ankh and the girl of his dreams. Using all their cunning they must find a way through Ankh's mysterious and inspiring setting to rid Assil of his curse.
Cairo... the ancient city of thousand shapes, colours and smells. And of Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins. It won't be easy for Assil to get an audience at the palace to shake off his death curse. Even worse, the number of his foes is growing faster as his curse takes possession of him. Only a keen mind can save Assil from certain death: You.
"With Ankh we have tried to remain faithful to the spirit of past Point and Click adventures," said Jan Klose, project manager, Deck 13 Interactive. "While the crucial ingredients of humour, strong storyline, fun puzzle elements and meaningful character interaction remain key to the game's overall appeal, we're now able to add the kind of graphical polish previously unseen in the genre."
Ankh features numerous challenging puzzles and riddles, sumptuous graphics, dozens of whimsical characters, over 100 items to use, dozens of locations around ancient Cairo, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, quality voice acting and a simple yet intuitive Point and Click control interface.
Ankh will be released on 3rd February 2006 on the PC and be available from www.amazon.co.uk and major retail stores.
- Based on the original Ankh from Artex Software (1998)
- High quality 3D graphics
- Point & Click user interface
- Dozens of weird characters
- More than 100 items you can use and combine
- Cineastic camera movement
- Dozens of locations in and around ancient Cairo
- Cineastic soundtrack
- Content is of course fully spoken
- What else is there to say? Ankh is simply fun!
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