Salammbo: Battle for Carthage

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameEAG†
ReleaseMay 8, 2003
PublisherThe Adventure Company
DeveloperCryo Interactive, DreamCatcher Europe
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; hero-based
SettingA fantasy/sciencefiction world based on the Punic Wars; the player is the Roman prisoner Spendius in Carthage
Notable charactersB


Clare, R. (2018). ‘Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames: Representation, Player Processes, and Transmedial Connections’. Doctoral Thesis.

Lowe, D. (2009). ‘Playing with Antiquity: Videogame Receptions of the Classical World’ in D. Lowe & K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 64-90.

Additional keywords

Salammbô (1980-1986, Philippe Druillet), Salammbô (1862, Gustave Flaubert), point-and-click

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