Who murdered the Roman emperor Domitian? Follow Crispus and Chreste on a journey through ancient Rome and the last day of Domitian’s life. Using 3D animation, that brings the city of the Roman emperors to life, the game takes the player to some of the most famous sites of ancient Rome: the Palatine, the Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, and the Stadium of Domitian (now the Piazza Navona). Meeting gladiators and soldiers, among other characters, along the way, the player will learn about life in ancient Rome and more about the emperor Domitian – the youngest son of the emperor Vespasian who became ruler of the Roman world in 81AD, before he was 30 years old. After 15 years in power, Domitian had become increasingly paranoid and tyrannically. As we enter the Palace on the last day of Domitian’s life, the emperor has received a prophesy foretelling his death – but who will be his killer? It is too late to save the emperor, but not too late to solve the mystery! Complete the mini games and piece together the clues to discover who murdered Domitian on the 18th September 96AD.
This games was created in partnership by Entertainment Games Ltd., Newcastle University UK, and The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.