Adventure game is made out of actual Renaissance-era artwork

Four Last Things is the type of game I want to leave open on the title screen for hours, just to stare at and appreciate. But that would be the sin of sloth, friend. Still… Alright, alright, I’ll move on. Created in two weeks for Game Jolt’s adventure game game jam #advjam2016, Four Last Things is a Renaissance-era adventure game made using actual Renaissance era artwork. a museum art tour in game format The premise is simple: you’re an old man at the end of his life, and you’ve just finished a pilgrimage to a distant church to confess your…


Murder Renaissance men with theology, seduction, and firearms

Classical music and art reminiscent of the Renaissance period are at the forefront of Masques and Murders, the newest game by designer James D. Patton. Players must navigate court as a lady dealing with the aftermath of her brother and father’s murders, which has left her heir to a fortune. Meanwhile, the prince who orchestrated these murders plans to force her into marriage with one of his sons to secure the fortune for himself. Using skills such as rhetoric, dance, and swordsmanship, the protagonist must impress and woo each of her would-be husbands to earn their trust and seal their…


Painters Guild lets you play with history to discover how the Mona Lisa came to be

Even people who don’t give a shit about art are aware of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. If you think you’re an exception then let me destroy that notion for you. Heard of the Mona Lisa? Statue of David? How about The Creation of Adam? If you have (and, yes, you definitely have) then you are one of us.  But what of it? We all know about these pieces of art, but many people probably don’t know why they’re so famed, nor do they care that much to find out either. For the majority of people, the stories and…