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Standing on the shoulders of giants

27 Aug 2020
by Sinsem

That’s it! We’re done with teasing, secrets and promises. Pharaoh is announced! If you missed it, catch the wonderful trailer crafted by Player II here.

Back in May 2019, we were officially putting a stop to Lethis – Path of Progress II pre-production, and starting a new adventure, a new game. And what game!

If someone had told us, when we started Triskell in 2014, that we would be remaking Pharaoh, one of our favorite games of all time, I don’t think we would have believed it.

Now, Pharaoh is a big, big game. Big in its impact on people, big on the wonderful memories it created, and big in the absolutely crazy amount of content it offers. We’ve been at it for a year now, and there’s still a lot of work to do. While tools are more advanced, there are half a dozen of us compared to the 40+ people that worked on the original, so we’re going to ask you a little bit more patience.

The difference now is that we’re going to be able to share more of our day to day work, which I’m sure will generate some interesting conversations.

Now a bit of what you can expect. There was no source code available, which is a problem shared by a lot of older games. We’re making everything from scratch, based on our knowledge of the original. Sometimes we feel a bit like archeologists, which is both super exciting and deeply meta! But we’re also game developers, that means a couple things are going to change, a couple systems are going to be adjusted, the UI and UX are going to be different. So, do not expect a remaster where nothing changes, this is a remake. Some things that we did in the late 90’s are unthinkable today, and we work as hard as possible to stay true to the Pharaoh experience, while making it so new people can get in and enjoy the game.

We cannot wait to release that game and put it into your hands, whether you played it a long time ago and want a trip back to memory lane or you’re looking for a more stable and accessible version to share the genre with new people.

In the meantime, you can wishlist Pharaoh on steam, or join the conversation on our discord, which should be a bit more active now that we can talk about what we do.

Take care,



  • Jimmy Qian on March 1, 2021 at 4:27 am Reply

    Would you like the game being localized in Chinese? Feel free to contact us through email!

  • Tutmosis on February 13, 2021 at 2:38 pm Reply

    Wow, I can’t believe it! A new version of Pharao! I used to play the demo back in the days and it took nearly a decade to get my hands on the full version.
    Unfortunately, the game has several flaws: the need for recruiters to reach houses and the entertainment booths which had to be placed on crossroads, therefore distracting the walkers. Would be great if you could fix that like Augustus did with Ceasar III.

  • Remi on February 12, 2021 at 3:42 am Reply

    Please, please have the same french voices, aka Laurent le Graet and Bernard Demory, to be our official voices. So many of us still have the voice printed in our souls.

  • Ruis Chen on September 16, 2020 at 12:56 am Reply

    Please add Mac support or release it on IOS, I am begging you, I have been waiting for this moment since I ditched my old XP desktop in 2012. Please, please, please, please, please.

  • Smurf on August 30, 2020 at 12:39 am Reply

    Let us know when you’re ready for beta testers!

  • Dean Clarke on August 29, 2020 at 7:21 am Reply

    I applaud your group on the old pharoah game remake in part or updated form, look forward to buying this well made sim based game of the past and your new version. Want to mention I study Egyptology in part and in place names studies that affects world wide patterns of contacts. I am offering my study services for any update aspects of both Egyptian ancient history in different aspects your game would want if ever needed angles of expansions or additional periods lesser known. Basically, I make a great consultant and game tester since I love that game and have for nearly 20 years.

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