Educational Resources

Educators guide to the game coming soon!
A Brief History of Archaeology in Mesopotamia

The Walters Art Museum’s Cuneiform Collection

Map of the Ancient Near East


Technical Specifications

Minimum Specifications:

Operating System: Windows XP, Service Pack (SP) 2
Screen Resolution: 1024×768
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 1.0 Ghz
RAM: 512 MB
Disk Space (for installing): 700 MB
Other: Directx 9.0c, Speakers and/or headphones, full sized (not laptop) keyboard

7 responses to “Resources”

19 09 2008
Dr. Kathleen Jenks (03:23:20) :

I have a Pentium 3 PC and my OS is Windows ME. I tried to download this game but it turned into a zip file. I don’t have an un-zip program. Can you help?
Thank you.

22 05 2009
Karen Castle (14:53:41) :

I would like to comment on the importance of the Goddess Inanna in Babylonia. she was the main Goddess in Ur and Uruk and these cities were the high point cities in Mesopotamia regarding spirituality.
I am sure you will include her in this game as significant as Gilgamesh. It is your choice, I would if I were you, otherwise, you may live to regret it.

11 01 2010
Matt S. (15:36:22) :

You need a more recent/powerful computer than a P3 Windows ME machine to run the game. The minimum spec above notes that the game requires a P4 of 1 Ghz, running Win XP with Service Pack 2 installed.

Should you acquire the use of such a machine, I would recommend downloading 7 zip, a free zip utility that will allow you to manage the compressed file you get in the download. If you are not comfortable with an open source zip utility, there are others available such as WinRAR, which has a free trial period, or Winzip. However, if I recall correctly, Windows XP with the applied service pack may have a zip utility already built-in.

10 02 2010
Joe (10:53:53) :

Go into your search engine and type in WinZip or WinRAR. Both programs can be downloaded for free and usually have a 30 day trial. Once you’ve downloaded them and installed them into your computer, you can use either one to extract the zip file into a directory, then use the program from there. My personal preference is WinRAR, but either one are user friendly. There are other choices out there, but unless you enjoy using cryptic computer instructions, stick with WinZip or WinRAR.



30 11 2010
cayuana (12:35:55) :

i think babylon is a great game. i havent played it looks fun. i wish i can play.

3 06 2011
Prof. David Fredrick (18:00:31) :

Is there a new release plan, cross-platform (Mac, iOS, Android)? Without that, the platform limitation is working directly against the mission, which is to democratize and energize teaching the past through game technology…

10 10 2012
Amanda (13:36:35) :

I started this with my class and some programs saved easily and others would show up as saved inside the game menu, but as soon as they left the screen and went back to it, it didn’t show any game as being saved. Any reason as to why it won’t keep a saved game in the game menu? Thanks for any help.

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