Secrets of the Past: Excavating the City of Zeus
Become an archaeologist and lead the excavation of ancient treasures!
Enter the mysterious Villa of Dionysus in the ancient Greek city of Zeus (Dion) and discover its history and secrets.
In this simulation game, you and your team must:
Assess where and how to search the ancient city
Use excavation tools to unearth the hidden treasures
Examine and interpret your findings in the archaeologists’ labs
View stunnin 3D Models of your discoveries and present them in your very own exhibition!
Do you have what it takes? Then pick up your tools and let’s explore the ancient Greek City of Zeus!
The game world is an an artistic simulation of the current real-world archaeological working environments in the city of Dion.
The Excavation Area represents the excavated terrain of the Villa of Dionysus, situated at the foothills of Mount Olympus and next to the ancient river Vafyras.
The Labs are reproductions of the archaeologists’ workshops in Dion.
The Exhibition Hall is inspired by the Archaeological Museum of Dion.
The game environments and characters are based on a unique concept art rendered in 3D.
The ancient artifacts you discover in the game are 3D photogrammetric reconstructions of the real-world artifacts found in the Archaeological Museum of Dion.
Based on an original ancient Greek theme, the music is an original composition based on an ancient Greek harp sounds and ancient Greek theme "Song of Seikilos"
Culturplay is a game/software studio crafting experiences to promote cultural heritage and playful learning
Secrets of the Past: Excavating the City of Zeus was specially developed for the Onassis Foundation USA in conjunction with the exhibition “Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus".