Newsletter 5 - 5/11/99

In this issue, find out about the new Pharaoh web site, check out reviews of Pharaoh, and try to win a Pharaoh tee shirt.


On the heels of the release of Pharaoh comes the introduction of the retooled Pharaoh web site at The definitive source for all things Pharaoh, the new web site features the latest information regarding the game, along with a bevy of other resources. From the site, you can download the newest Pharaoh offerings from Impressions Games, which could be anything from the latest music selections to new custom missions. You can consult the Hints and Tips section for advice on how to govern your Egyptian city or post your own ideas on the Pharaoh forum. Other features of the new web site include:

  • A full list of the people and buildings of Pharaoh along with their functions
  • Downloadable screen savers and theme for your Windows desktop
  • Screenshots, game art and concept sketches
  • Links to reviews, interviews, Pharaoh fan sites and ancient Egyptian history sites

One of the new items on the web site is an updated version of the Pharaoh demo. While it is essentially identical in content to the one previously available, the updated demo file size has been streamlined somewhat for quicker download, and most of the features have been polished up a bit.Visit the new web site at to check it out. You can also link to the new site by visiting the Impressions Games site at


Describing the game as "fascinating, challenging, and gorgeous to look at," Gamespot UK has awarded Pharaoh a score of 9.7 out of 10. Read the full review by following this link:

DailyRadar gave Pharaoh a "Direct Hit" this week, the online publication's highest possible rating. "Pyramid building is so remarkably complex and requires such attention to detail, it could be a game in itself," says DailyRadar game critic Daniel Erickson. "This is what immersion is all about." Read the full review online at


The first three people to correctly respond to the following question will win a Pharaoh tee shirt: The ancient Egyptians referred to their country as Kemet, or black land. What was their word for desert?

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Good luck!