Game: Pyramid Party
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The Facts Behind the Game
Pyramids were built in Ancient Egypt and Nubia for almost a thousand years. The Giza pyramids of the Old Kingdom were used as tombs for pharaohs. The exact symbolism of the pyramid is unclear, but some researchers think that it symbolises the mythological island that emerged from the primordial waters in some of the creation myths.
Pyramids in Egypt were designed by master builders and architects, and built by crews of manual laborers in a system of taxation called corvée labour. Despite the common belief that the pyramids were built by slaves, this is untrue. Managing the enormous labour pool, feeding and housing the labourers was a mammoth task that forced the creation and maintenance of a robust administration in Ancient Egypt.
The ROM Connection
The Galleries of Africa: Egypt at the ROM has many artifacts on display that directly inspired Pyramid Party. In particular, the life-sized statue of the goddess Sekhmet, dating to the reign of Tutankhamun’s grandfather, shows the lioness-headed goddess that was the powerful goddess of destruction. Additionally, there is a scale model of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, as well as tools that would have facilitated the construction of the pyramid and other structures.
What's a Game Jam?
- Follow the "Go to the game" link and click "available download" to download the zip file
- Extract the files to a folder on your computer
- Open the "PyramidPartyV02" folder
- Open the "bin" folder
- Open "game.exe"