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About the StoryChange the course of history! Can your scientific discoveries save the ancient Library of Alexandria? Will you defend the empire's legacy, or your own?
"Choice of Alexandria" is an interactive novella by Kevin Gold, author of "Choice of Robots." Your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--90,000 words, without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
The year is 245 BCE; youre a heroic polymath librarian, invited to Alexandria to tutor prince Ptolemy IV. The real Ptolemy IV fell under the sway of his evil advisor Sosibius, and brought the empire to ruin--but perhaps under your tutelage, things will turn out differently.
Or disregard your responsibilities to focus on inventions instead! With the help of Archimedes and Euclid, you can discover the steam engine, the germ theory of disease, or even robotic automata, thousands of years ahead of schedule.
Will you deplete the libraries of other cities to enrich your own? Achieve popularity for your scientific inventions, or protect the legacy of the empire? Will Ptolemy IV grow up hedonistic and selfish, or wise and just? Will you be ransomed by the pirate queen Nefertari, or can you win her over with your silver tongue?
The fate of the city of wonders is in your hands!
Play as a brilliant inventor, a gifted speaker, or a life-saving doctor
Make great discoveries while protecting Prince Ptolemy IV from manipulators at court
Save famed mathematicians Archimedes and Euclid from untimely deaths
Based on the real life of Eratosthenes, ancient genius who calculated the size of the Earth
Save the Great Library and invent the steam engine two thousand years early!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:Play a historical Greek scholar advising princes and kings, June 27, 2016
In this game, you have to deal with snarky advisors and scholars, reign in ambitious kings, work on engineering, romance a variety of people, or study mathematics. I felt a good deal of flexibility.
The writing is good, as is to be expected of the author of Choice of Robots, one the best Choice of Games of all time.
I enjoyed this game, because I'm a mathematician, and the game allowed me to hang out with with a female Euclid and with Archiemedes.
This game will appeal to fans of the Civilization series of games, and fans of math, classics, history, or engineering. The human emotions investigated are universal.
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