Life along the Nile
Life Along The Nile

The first known pyramid was the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara (Dynasty III, ca. 2700 B.C.). Its superstructure was a configuration of six squared-off mastabas of diminishing size set on top of one another, with the burial chamber below ground. True pyramids had smooth sides. The Dynasty IV pyramids, including Pharaoh Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza, were probably the largest ever built and consisted of large stone blocks faced with limestone. Later pyramids were smaller and usually had a rubble-filled core. Pyramids did not stand-alone but were part of a complex of buildings that included various temples around its base.

February 18, 2021 12:23 PM EST
Q&A with Chris Beatrice about Pharaoh
ast week Triskell, who are developing the Pharaoh remake Pharaoh: A New Era, organized a Q&A with Chris Beatrice, the lead designer of Pharaoh.

Community members could ask questions and Chris has provided answers to many of them. Triskell has written them up in two articles. Part One covers questions related to Pharaoh's development and gameplay, art direction and history, and in-game features. Part Two covers questions related to improvements and "what if" questions and other topics.


February 1, 2005 12:01 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.

Angel Jayhawk

October 29, 2004 4:03 PM EDT
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 4:51 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.

Contest Rules:

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.

Screenshot Submissions:

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


August 11, 2004 11:17 AM 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 11:57 AM 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.

Angel Jayhawk

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