SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour (PC, CD-ROM) GT Interactive Software - 1997 USA, Canada Release

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SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour
Packaging cover SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour.
Product ID 42725-11568
Product UPC 742725115682
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) GT Interactive Software
Category(s) Entertainment, Adventure
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The Empire's darkest hour.
A monumental adventure in Ancient Rome.

It's up to you. Succeed, and the Empire is saved. Fail, and Rome is history.

  • Explore the streets, temples and secret labyrinths of the Roman Forum in your quest to save the Empire.
  • Challenging graphic adventure: Original mind-bending puzzles utilize authentic historical artifacts and data.
  • The most accurate 3D reconstruction of Ancient Rome ever: 1,600 Captivating computer-generated images, animations and movies let you see Rome as it looked in 205 A.D.
  • The storyline: Complete with drama, twists, cliffhangers and multiple endings, is a Roman "soap opera" crafted by professional television writers and historians.

Building upon the phenomenally successful game played by thousands on the World Wide Web, SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour delivers a visual and intellectual gaming experience unlike anything seen before. A fascinating 3-D adventure, SPQR challenges you to learn how the Roman Empire works- structurally, mechanically, economically, culturally and politically. Given one year to investigate five equally suspicious suspects, you must solve the ultimate mystery: Who is plotting to destroy Rome and how will they do it?

A unique interface lets you master space and time in Ancient Rome.

  • Nameplates: A wealth of information- diagrams, hints and historical data at your fingertips.
  • Acta Diurna: The imperial gazette (all the news the Emperor sees fit to print).
  • Architectural Plans: Detailed cross-sections of key temples and monuments to study.
  • Calendar Scroll: Learn the Roman Calendar to move through time in search for clues.
  • Time Lever: Speed time up... or slow it down.
  • Map: Tracks your quest, provides instant access to places you've been and hints where to go next.
  • Secret Compartments: Store artifacts, clues and evidence.
  • Scroll Shelf: Secret journals of the 5 suspects reveal motives and supply clues.
  • Compass: Essential when your investigation is heading "south".

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 6MB Free
Required CD Speed 2X
Recommend RAM 16MB
Recommend CD Speed 4X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Vesa SVGA Hi-Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 6MB Free
Required CD Speed 2X
Recommend RAM 16MB
Recommend CD Speed 4X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Vesa SVGA Hi-Color

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