Life Along The Nile
Objects, inscriptions, and paintings from tombs have led Egyptologists to conclude that what appeared to be a preoccupation with death was in actuality an overwhelming desire to secure and perpetuate in the afterlife the "good life" enjoyed on earth. Over the three thousand years of ancient Egypt's history, traditional beliefs about the transition to eternal life persisted, with new ideas being incorporated from time to time. Most important for full participation in the afterlife was the need for an individual's identity to be preserved. Consequently, the body had to remain intact and receive regular offerings of food and drink. The afterlife was assured by (1) preserving the body through mummification; (2) protecting the body in a tomb in which the name of the deceased was inscribed; and (3) providing the deceased with food and drink or illustrations of it in case no one was available to make the offerings.
February 1, 2005 1:01 PM EST
The Return of the Revamped Downloads
ngel Pecunia performed another bit of magic, with a tiny, tiny bit of help from yours truly, and moved all of the Pharaoh Downloads into the new format.
You can find them here.
October 29, 2004 5:03 PM EDT More information can be found here.
October Screenshot Competition
reminder that you have 2 more days to get your entries to me. So far we've had one entry - I'm sure more than one person has had a disaster that's worth a screenshot ...
More information can be found here.
October 7, 2004 5:51 PM EDT
October Screenshot Competition
he October competition is being widened to include all the citybuilding games in the hopes of attracting more entries. The best entries will be added to our gallery.
So, what's the competition? It's for a screenshot, taken in normal gameplay, for the heading 'Worst Disaster'. Earthquake, fire, flood ... any shot that you think comes under that description can be entered. I realise that not all the games have the same disasters, but each has something that can come under that heading.
1. Your screenshot must be an image generated only by the core game (which does include the 'cheats').
2. Your screenshot must be saved in jpg, jpeg, or gif format.
3. Your screenshot must not be retouched using image-editing software.
4. Your screenshot must not contain content in violation of HeavenGames rules and guidelines.
5. Screenshots must be received by 31st October.
1. You may enter a maximum of one screenshot for each of the CB games.
2. Submit your screenshot by attaching it to an email sent to email@example.com
August 11, 2004 12:17 PM EDT
Children of the Nile Section
e've been busy, as you will soon notice, collecting lots of information for the upcoming Egytian game, Children of the Nile, from places like the official forums; and gathered it all in a little compendium.
You can find the Heaven Games interview with Chris Beatrice there, and some new screen shots. Yes, new screenshots!
The current design is still a temporary one, so don't be too disappointed if everything doesn't quite work yet.
Many thanks to the Heaven Games team comprising Jayhawk, Pecunia, EJay and Granite Q, and special thanks of course to Chris Beatrice of Tilted Mill.
You can find it here
December 3, 2003 12:57 PM EST
Backlog of Downloads
ith a humble and well meant apology, I'd like to announce that all files submitted in the past five weeks have been approved.
Some of you may know Angel Draco has stepped down from his position as Downloads Angel, and it seems I still need to get used to checking the new uploads myself.
However, the service should be restored to normal.
October 7, 2003 5:34 PM EDT The survey is completely anonymous and the data you submit won't be connected to you in any way. Each person should only complete it once. Thanking you in advance for your help.
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