Castle Explorer

Castle Explorer PC MAC CD learn medieval times countryside living adventure game 



DK Interactive Learning 



Join Stephen Biesty on the Ultimate Medieval Learning Adventure

A medieval learning adventure featuring the acclaimed illustrations of Stephen Biesty. What was it like to live, work, eat, sleep, fight, and play in the mighty feudal fortresses that loomed over the landscape of 14th-century Europe? Find out by completing a dangerous secret mission inside the stone walls of Baron Mortimer's castle.

Meet live-action characters and explore brilliantly rendered 3D environments as you strive to complete your quest - and escape the dungeon.

-Construct a 59-piece scale model of a castle under siege.
-Experience the Drama and Danger of Life in a 14th-Century Castle!
-Treason is afoot in Baron Mortimer's castle. The king has entrusted you, a lowly page, with a dangerous mission: enter the castle in disguise and foil the baron's plot to seize the royal crown for himself.

In your search for clues, you'll encounter the castle's inhabitants, from the servants who tend to the baron's every need to the alchemist who mixes strange potions in his quest for forbidden knowledge. You'll move from the dank, dark recesses to the dungeon to the high watchtowers where soldiers scan the horizon for signs of danger. You'll listen to troubadours, see jousts, overlook banquets in the great hall, and learn about siege, disease, and knightly combat.

But be mindful. While you spy on the baron, someone may be spying on you. Think carefully before you answer any questions that the castle characters ask you. You'll also need to piece together a long-forgotten map to find the hidden tunnel through which the treacherous baron plans to escape if there's a siege.

Will you make your way back to the King's Court - or will your fate be the dungeon?

Zoom in and explore Stephen Biesty's intricately detailed cross-section panoramas of castle and countryside.

Scroll the close-up panoramas, hear evocative sound effects that conjure up 14th-century life, and click to dissolve stonework or lift sections of roof to examine the scenes beneath.

Search for the hidden gold coins of the realm and add them to your spy collection. You'll need them to bribe your way out of danger.

Through Biesty's detailed drawings, you'll enter brilliantly rendered 3D rooms, where you'll interact with live-action characters as you gather information.

Browse illuminated books of knowledge to unearth the details of 14th-century life.

For Windows (32-bit Systems) / Mac (Power Macintosh: OS 9 or Below) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']


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