Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy is an original 3rd person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt. Travelling the world via magical portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Sphinx's Journey will require all his wits, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, The Mummy, to help when being inconspicuous is the only solution. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world.

Features:

  • Use Sphinx and his increasing array of skills to face deadly mythical monsters while avoiding perilous traps with acrobatic ease. Weaken enemies and use capture beetles to store and unleash their abilities at will.
  • Take control the Mummy when strength & combat skills aren't needed — use the Mummy's stealth and unconventional antics to avoid enemies, solve puzzles and sabotage right under the enemy's nose.
  • Interact with hundreds of unique and imaginative creatures, enemies and allies.
  • Fantastic graphics bring this mythical world based on Egyptian legends to life.
  • Totally immersive storyline and epic gameplay.


The Story:

An ancient Egyptian Universal Empire once joined several worlds through Solar Disc portals. The old empire was destroyed and the civilizations in each world have suffered different fates, some of them have continued contact and others have lost it. These worlds have been separated for such a long time that many of them would not recognize each other.

The legend says that two forces, one negative, one positive, are trying to recover the old empire and all of its crowns again. But we know very little about these forces or if they really exist. Other people are simply trying to understand what happened and the real nature of each world. Meanwhile each world continues with it’s own way and history.

Recently, strange things have been happening… News is received from many places that problems are appearing; the normally peaceful villages are now at war, odd monsters appear in valleys where there was once placid ecology... Nobody knows why…

The chain of communication between the worlds remains partially abandoned, partially destroyed and so unstable that to use it is a sure way to cause even more problems and dangers. A long time ago the Great Wall in Heliopolis was built to protect the civilians. Many people have used the portals but disappeared without trace. For this reason you never know how you will be received in any of the locations or if you will get anywhere at all.

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THQ Nordic has announced that the official mod tools for Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy have been released. These mod tools were the same that were used to create the game, and the tools include the source assets in the download. This third-person action-adventure, originally released by Eurocom in 2003, was recently re-released on Steam and GOG.com. The release of the mod tools also coincides with Linux support for the title.

In addition to the mod tools themselves, an official guide has been written detailing how to find and install them. More details about the tools and what you can do with them, below:


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For the first time ever, the freshly-released EngineX Authoring Tools provide everything you need to create your own mods and storylines, by using the exact same toolset that the Eurocom team used to create Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy in 2003. Allowing you to edit final and beta levels, characters and cutscenes to your heart's content.

EuroLand Editor:

  • Entities (3D models).
  • Textures.
  • Surfaces (materials with different blending modes).
  • Maps (composed of portals, triggers and other submaps).
  • Animations (bone-based).
  • Scripts (mainly used for cutscenes).
  • Particle systems.
  • In-game fonts.
  • Spreadsheets (translations and Excel data).
  • Swooshes (speed trails).

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Documentation:

  • Introduction to EngineX and support materials.
  • Sphinx scripting language; used to script map triggers.
  • Walkthroughs for the original storyline and removed levels.

Source art assets:

  • Every .ELF file used to generate the final game maps and characters.
  • Beta versions of the original maps, including unfinished versions of Akaria, Sakkara, Uruk, Heliopolis, Abydos and the Dark Area.
  • Never-before-seen characters and storylines that you can edit, improve and export to create your own content.

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Are you surprised by this news? Was Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy an underrated gem? And will you be checking out the mod tools and seeing what’s possible with them? Be sure to let us know about what you create and add them to ModDB here!

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