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Title: Does anyone remember this 80s / 90s game?
Post by: Ali on 21 Aug 2018, 10:20
Hello! I've been searching for a game I probably played on the Acorn Archimedes, or possibly BBC microcomputer.

All I can remember is that it was an archaeology based game where you drove around Carlisle (North West England) digging up Roman settlements. It was probably educationally, and I remember digging trenches and choosing where to travel on a map.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Title: Re: Does anyone remember this 80s / 90s game?
Post by: morganw on 21 Aug 2018, 10:32
This one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5crT0mNIrEw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5crT0mNIrEw)
Title: Re: Does anyone remember this 80s / 90s game?
Post by: Ali on 21 Aug 2018, 11:26
That's very close. I think it could be Arcventure: The Romans. However, the only screenshots I can find are from the PC remake and are too modern. Also, the game takes place in Gloucester, and I specifically remember my game taking place in Carlisle...

I know we don't do abandonware around here, but I'd love a tip off of anyone knows where roms and emulators for this era of game can be found.

Title: Re: Does anyone remember this 80s / 90s game?
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 21 Aug 2018, 12:03
Some educational games were 'localised', could it be that?
Title: Re: Does anyone remember this 80s / 90s game?
Post by: Ali on 21 Aug 2018, 12:53
I suppose, but Gloucester and Carlisle are both in England, so it seems like a lot of effort.