Published by GT Interactive, SPQR is a Myst-like historical puzzle-adventure-mystery game that takes place in and around the ancient Roman forum in 205 AD. Told through the journal entries of five characters who represent different aspects of Roman society and culture, and supported by detailed reference texts, the story unfolds over the course of an entire year. Someone is out to destroy the empire, but can the user discover who it is before it’s too late. The player moves through a 3D recreation of the ancient Roman forum at magic hour that was developed by architects from the Digital Design Lab at Columbia University’s School of Architecture.
"The plot is excellent. It engages the adventurer from the onset."
"It’s a who-done-it in togas…"
– L.A. Times
"The story line is solid… and the journal entries are well written, sounding almost like an encyclopedia of ancient Roman life."
– CD Magazine