8th August, 1905:
The well-known explorer and archaeologist Howard Carter is on a research expedition in the higher amazon region near the Andes Mountains with his team. As they find a hidden cave and try to get to the other end, almost the entire group gets buried alive. Only Howard, who was the leader and therefore in the front, barely can make the jump out of the end of the cave and falls into an enclosed basin.
After slowly recovering from that shock, he gets into thinking about his situation. He is trapped and can't get out of the basin, the sheer rock walls hinder him to climp up. Then he sees an old destroyed ladder that leads back to the cave where he just came from. He decides to climb up to see if there's at least a bit left of the huge equipment they had. With extremely cautious steps Howard inspects the now tiny cave. A sack including sticks of dynamites is the only thing he can find; better than nothing.
Back on the ground he notices the recalcitrant and weathered rocks on the other side of the basin. He hears a river somewhat near, but can't locate the direction he would have to go. The only way it seems is to demolish those rocks, since he can't do that inside of the cave due to the risk of collapse. So he places down some dynamite - not all of it - and hides behind a rock. Bang! As he is getting closer, he becomes aware of the hole beneath the rocks. Definitely not natural. Without further ado he picks up his pistol and the rest of the sack of dynamite... and slides into the mysterious tunnel...
And with that, welcome to my newest map! Archaeology is a solo player puzzle/adventure map that is forged on Awash. I wanted to create the most realistic and immersive map ever. I actually designed this map around sound effects of the map and the forge palette to make it easy for the players to forget about all the technical stuff like scripting. It is very aesthetical and not impossible to beat.
I know, I already kind of spoiled the first part of the map, but you guys should know the story behind it.
So do you want to know what happened with Howard Carter? Then download this map and play it by yourself! I would highly appreciate it if you would come back to this thread and tell me how it was.
The map includes 650 pieces and runs at 60 fps at every spot on the map.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. If you want to know more about this map and how I think about some things, then just send me a private message after you beat it and we can talk about it. By the way, I recommend playing this map with a headset! Turn up the volume until you hear the water.