79 Pompeii is an adventure style game set in the ancient city of Pompeii, during the volcanic eruption that destroyed it in year 79.
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Apr 7, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would like to get player feedback to decide the direction of future improvements.
In Early Access the game already has all the basic features and interface.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until the end of 2023 it will be enough to get feedback about the game and develop improvements and new content taking these feedbacks into account.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version of the game will have new layers of graphics and sound, as well as better controls, interface and AI. New content is also planned, such as new scenes, difficulty variations and perhaps a minigame.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game is already complete and playable with all the features listed in the description. And it is bug-free, as far as we know.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“At the end of the early access the game will probably cost around three times the current price. That will depend on player feedback and features developed during this time.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are very interested in getting feedback through the community hub, as well as through other social initiatives, such as our YouTube channel.”
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About This Game

79 Pompeii is an adventure style game set in the ancient city of Pompeii, during the volcanic eruption that destroyed it in year 79.

The objective is to escape before everything is destroyed. The place is in chaos, paths are all blocked and there are many perils. Any mistake could be fatal.

In order to advance and win, the player must:

  • Explore the city
  • Colect important items
  • Avoid atacks from bandits and animals
  • Avoid dangerous situations
  • Use items correctly
  • Make intelligent choices
  • Observe the earthquakes
  • Find an exit
  • Run!

Inicially developed for the Atari 2600, the game now can overcome the limitations and be enhanced. The idea is to offer improvements and new content gradually, such as: modern graphics, soundtrack, special levels, etc.


The Special Button works as "using the hand" to pull or push something.

The Active Item Button reveals the name of the selected item.


How to play?

In order to be able to escape, the player must find and use certain items throughout the city.

Finding the items requires moving in a specific direction over a stylized visual reference present in the scene. In a few cases, the player must collide with the item to collect it.

Using an item requires placing it as the active item in the inventory, and moving in a specific direction over the target of the action in the scene.

Certain NPCs collect specific items from the player when both collide, instead of killing the player.

Its a game of survival and adventure.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains moral choices, sense of tragedy and generic representations of violence, sex, fear and death.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 8 / 10
    • Processor: Dual-core 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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