Byzantine: The Betrayal is an Adventure game, developed by Stormfront Studios and published by Discovery Channel Multimedia, which was released in 1997.
Prepare Your Imagination
The summons from your friend in Turkey promises you a story that any investigative journalist would die for. Once in Istanbul, you begin to suspect your friend's words may prove prophetic, as you are plunged into a conspiracy that's plundering the legacy of a lost civilization. In this dangerously authentic adventure, you'll need all your reporter's instincts and skills to solve your way to the truth...or perish in the attempt. Now, let the journey begin. But remember: Trust no one. Suspect everyone. And play as if your life depends on it.
Immersive 360º environments, authentic ambient sounds and originally scored music draw you into the thrilling, mysterious world of Istanbul.
The intricacies of Turkish art and culture create a myriad of intriguing plot twists and puzzles.
Stunning, detailed 16-bit 3D models create a graphic backdrop unlike any other adventure game.
45 minutes of live-action video shot on location in Turkey bring the exotic people, places and action of Istanbul to life in a plot mired in ciphers, betrayal and intrigue.
You're a freelance American journalist looking for your big break, when an e-mail from Istanbul offers you the scoop of a lifetime. Your old college friend, Emre, has stumbled upon a secret that could bring an international antiquities smuggling ring to its knees. Pack your bags - you're in for the ride of your life.
Istanbul - crossroads of East and West, city of contradictions - where passion meets betrayal, and unimaginable wealth meets abject poverty. The minute you step off the plane, the intrigue begins. Emre has disappeared, the Turkish police are in hot pursuit and you're alone in a teeming foreign city - left out like bait, to see which sharks come up to feed. Before you can even unpack, you find you've become the prime suspect in a brutal international murder.
You need all your investigative skills to track Emre's trail and bring to light the international plot he started to uncover. Your adventure takes you through three thousand years of Istanbul's mysterious past: from ancient Ottoman palaces to the frontiers of high-tech virtual reality. Only you can piece together the truth in this landscape of deception. Unravel the ancient intrigues of sultans and emperors. Decipher which of Istanbul's elusive inhabitants will lead you to the truth, and which to death. Turn your reporter's instincts on high.
Trust no one. Suspect everyone. One wrong move and you're HISTORY!
Windows 95/98/ME/XP, Pentium processor 90 or higher (133 or higher recommended), 16MB of RAM, quad speed CD-ROM drive, hard drive (up to 55MB), Windows 95 compatible sound card, video/audio card compatible with Microsoft Direct X drivers, mouse, SVGA display 16-bit color (thousands of colors), local BUS (PCI or VL), Intel MMX technology (not required).
6 CDs. Works OK under Windows XP; may require Windows 95 compatibility mode. There can be problems saving the game. We believe this problem occurs on hard drives with large amounts of free space but we are not certain. We installed it to a smaller drive and it worked fine after that. There is also a utility program which creates large temporary files to solve this type of problem called Philip.exe.
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