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Per-Hay studio logo

This is the logo I use for my studio productions. Per-Hay means "house of rejoicing" in the ancient Egyptian language. The rectangle symbol is the hieroglyph for "house" (per) and the female figure with arms raised is an adaptation of the hieroglyph "rejoice" (hay) -- the hieroglyph is traditionally male, and would typically appear below the house hieroglyph. Click here to shop.

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I'm an #archaeogamer

Inspired by the current trend in academia called archaeogaming, this design, "I'm an #archaeogamer" allows academics in fields of ancient studies get their nerd on without shame! I can say that because I'm one of them! So far available black-and-white and pink. I hope to add more colors if general interest grows! Available on over 30 products!

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Game like an Egyptian

Check out my first design on Redbubble: "Game like an Egyptian". It complements my video series, "Egyptologist plays Ancient Egypt video games" and also plays on that "Walk like an Egyptian" song. Dorky? Totally! But that's what makes it great! The blue background is inspired by the ancient Egyptian pigment "Egyptian blue", which was popularly used as a glaze for shabti figures and jewelry. The image is modeled after the famous scene of Nefertari, Ramesses II's wife, in her royal tomb playing senet, one of ancient Egypt's board games. The game was not just for fun, but also had religious significance -- almost everything did! A full senet board was discovered in King Tutankhamun's tomb!

In this image, the queenly figure has discarded senet in exchange for a gaming laptop, a HOTAS (because she goes all in), and the best quality headset her wealth could buy. The design is available on all kinds of merchandise, so you can show your support with almost anything from drinking your morning (or late night?) coffee, to carrying around your own laptop, and even decorating your home -- and decorating yourself! Visit my Redbubble page by clicking the Redbubble icon in the title banner, or by clicking the image to the left.

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I found it was a Snake

This Redbubble design has two types: text only and text + snake. The design is the hieroglyphic text of a small part of the story: the Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor. This story was probably composed during the Middle Kingdom, and originally was written in hieratic rather than hieroglyphs. The text is my favorite part in the story. A sailor, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, washes up on a magical island and encounters a giant snake who saves him. This part of the text is when the snake first arrives, with a body of gold and eyebrows of lapis lazuli. The hieroglyphic text is accompanied by some lines written in transliteration, the universal script Egyptologists use to translate and discuss the ancient Egyptian language. These transliterations are accompanied by their English translations. The blue, slightly different from the blue used in the "Game like an Egyptian design", is meant to evoke the Great Blue-Green, wadj-wer, which was the ancient Egyptian word for the Mediterranean Sea and other large bodies of water. The story is supposed to take place south of Egypt, though. Wadj-wer also appears in the design's text. Click the image to visit the shop.

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Obduction walkthrough guide

If you're a fan of adventure games, be sure to check out Cyan's game Obduction, released in 2016, and available on PC, Mac, and PS4! And if you get that game, make sure also to get my Cyan-approved solution guide and art book. Over 100 full-color glossy pages, with one-page and two-page art spreads, tutorial for understanding the game's base-4 number system, charts, and more. You can find it in various online shops like Amazon, but it is a little bit pricey because of production cost. The best avenue is getting it directly from the publishing site, Lulu. click the image on the left, or the Lulu icon in the title banner.

I hope you will enjoy playing the game! I certainly did!

Preview the book on Google Books!