Go Back   Forums > Community Chatterbox > Forgotten Games Bureau
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #1

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2
Default Archaeology edutainment game, uncover artefacts that take you back in time

Hey folks,

Complete newbie here, at my wits end trying to find this game from my childhood. Any help would be really really appreciated. (Help me FGB, you're my only hope!)

- I first played this game in the late 90s, 1996-1998.
- Pretty sure it was on an IBM running either 3.1 or DOS.
- The game was 2D, and I think had an isometric perspective, at least for certain segments.
- Gameplay: you were an archeologist. You were at a dig site, and could choose to use various tools: a shovel, a brush, a comb, to excavate. There was a day and time counter. You would turn up artefacts by digging correctly (i.e. not using the shovel when an object was exposed). Very occasionally you would turn up a special "unexplained" artefact, which would warp you back in time to the period it was from. Here, you would have to ask questions and explore to find out what the purpose of the artefact really was.

Any help with finding out what on earth this game was would be really appreciated, I've talked to a whole bunch of people about it and am starting to believe I must have hallucinated the whole thing.
prune is offline                         Send a private message to prune
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
Game freak
BostonGeorge's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Giesen, Germany
Posts: 136


could it be this:


or this:


or this:

BostonGeorge is offline                         Send a private message to BostonGeorge
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #3

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2

Hi there. Thank you so much for your reply!!

Unfortunately, it is neither Super Solvers, Xargon or Secret of the Pyramids.

If there's any more info I should provide, just let me know.
prune is offline                         Send a private message to prune
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 12:25 AM   #4
Abandonia Homie
MrFlibble's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Weiherhof, Germany
Posts: 533

I've looked up another gaming site but no games matching your description so far.

cd.textfiles.com has a DOS shareware game called Plunder, with the following description:
Plunder 1.0 (Herringbone Software; $6) you
must use your skills as an archaeologist to
uncover ancient ruins from Scotland to Iraq.
As you dig trenches and pits in your search
for long lost treasure, you must watch your
budget. You can either get rich quick or go
bankrupt just as quickly.
It's an ASCII game though, and doesn't seem to feature time travel too.

Also, while not much of a help, I found a selection of archaeology related games at the Museum of London website.
FED2k Forums - Westwood Studios' Dune games and more
MrFlibble is offline                         Send a private message to MrFlibble
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeking info on a pair of 90s era edutainment titles StrykerTyger Cold Cases 2 11-12-2013 09:00 PM
I'm back. and this time for real. CaitSith Introductions, Farewells and Returns 13 29-01-2011 08:02 PM
Monster Lab/Maker Edutainment? Ingredients, Red Sparkles, Dark Ice, etc... WalkingTiger Cold Cases 2 21-02-2009 08:18 PM
New Cathegory: Edutainment Sturmrabe Old Suggestions 6 07-04-2007 09:17 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

The current time is 05:35 PM (GMT)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.