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Help with research for a game - Horus
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:52 am 
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Hey guys!

I'm currently in a game design class (my major is actually to make video games - cool eh?), and our next assignment is to come up with something original. I know there have been a ton of great games about Egypt itself, but I wanted to hone in on something I found even more interesting - the story of Horus. I always found him fascinating (even have one of the eyes tattooed on my arm 8) ), and so I thought it would make an interesting action/adventure game.

I need help with some of the details though. Every site/book I've seen doesn't really go into details about Horus-the-Younger's life, and that's precisely what I need! Think of each level of the game as one point in Horus' life, so I need as much detail as possible! Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:51 am 
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You can start off by sucking your thumb or stick your finger in your mouth than. For what you ask is difficult because the events you want are not known. But hey, you require some creative imagination...soooooo...start the game off with Isis fleeing Set. Such as hinding spots making it a predator and prey game. Throw in some military training as a boy for Horus as combate practice and forge a recue attempt from the "Hut" also consider a game of the ancients, but is really a torture as the proceedure of circumcision. And let your own imagination fill in the rest of the story for your game from then on. Good luck with your game and class.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:33 pm 
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I think SerqSekhet has the right idea! :D


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Re: Help with research for a game - Horus
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:20 am 
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joxerjen wrote:

I'm currently in a game design class (my major is actually to make video games - cool eh?), and our next assignment is to come up with something original. I know there have been a ton of great games about Egypt itself, but I wanted to hone in on something I found even more interesting - the story of Horus. I always found him fascinating (even have one of the eyes tattooed on my arm 8) ), and so I thought it would make an interesting action/adventure game.


What a cool idea, joxerjen!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:24 pm 
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Joxerjen, allow me to add on a bit to that interesting post by SerqSekhet. And incidentally, I think you're on to something worthwhile here. Yeah, there are lots of games about ancient Egypt, but come on...you can never have too many!

Anyway, according to the myth, when Isis gave birth to the infant Horus, she fled to the far north end of the Two Lands to hide him among the reeds and rushes of the marshy Lower Egypt, what we call the Delta today. Though Horus is generally depicted as a complete falcon or as a falcon-headed man when he is meant to be shown as an adult, as a child he is depicted as a...well, a child, a little boy. You see him in statuettes and amulets and reliefs as a very young nude child, finger to the mouth in the typical Egyptian art-pose for children, with some form of royal crown atop his head (the style of crown varies). And in fact, when the ancient Egyptians referred to Horus as a child, they called him Hor-Pa-Khered (hr-p3-khrd), which means "Horus-the-Child."

So for these early stages of Horus' life in your game, you might include such motifs as marshes and reeds, a small boy wearing a crown with his finger posed to his lips (in the nude or in a modest loincloth, whichever you prefer), a protective Isis always nearby, various acts of training to prepare the child for life, perhaps even a nasty Set lurking about in his attempts to locate this boy. :D


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