In the Shadows of the Pyramids
As a group of local archaeologists and scientists, we have been hired by the British government to find out the intentions of the Nazi soldiers who have started intensive archaeological research around the Egyptian city of Tanis. It is believed that they came across something very precious. Our job now is to infiltrate the Germans’ camp and uncover the secret in the shadow of the pyramids.
I’ve played quite a few temple and pyramid escape games, and I have to admit it’s not one of my favourite themes, but I really enjoyed In the Shadow of the Pyramids. I was quite impressed by the detailed, high quality setting, already outside the pyramid. In addition, it’s a clever plot with suspense and a decision that can affect the end of the game, there are cool transitions and mechanisms, some great effects, and varied, thematic puzzles that fit perfectly into the overall picture.
Even though a nice feature of this adventure was unfortunately out of order – nothing essential, I just would have liked to see it – nevertheless, In the Shadows Of the Pyramids was my personal favorite in Bydgoszcz.
We played as a foursome. I think the experience is even better in twos or threes, because it’s a bit tighter in some parts of the game.