The Curse of the Pharaohs

#labyrinthsofthemind – games within games

Games, especially those played on the sports field as well as those played on boards or screens, have their roots in battles, epic struggles and arduous journeys. Games are also about memory and we can, rather surprisingly, remember games played in our childhood. It is this aspect of games that I find most interesting.

I am currently working on a game with strong elements of childhood recollections that aims to stimulate memories stored deep in the mind, wondering if life is not just another game being played out on a bigger board.

Graphics from The Curse of the Pharaohs
Graphics from The Curse of the Pharaohs, a 2D adventure game in the early stages of production [Cat: 0000, The Curse of the Pharaohs, / 1280 x 720 pixel, Unity, 2010]


Peter Town is a born storyteller, gifted with an ability to translate both everyday quirks and deeper philosophical musing through his work. Often using strong lines, striking colours and symbolism in his pictures, Town has built a vibrant portfolio. Born in Bethnal Green, he grew up in Liverpool and was later educated at Bath Academy of Art and the Royal College of Art. Taking advantage of his ability to communicate ideas visually, he went on to enjoy a successful career as a designer while he continued to paint and develop his artistic style through drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking. While many of Town’s paintings use strong shapes and primary colours, such as the Stairscapes series, others are quieter and more contemplative, representing a more tranquil inner space. His Abstracts series features works where the narrative is more ambiguous but ever-present. He sees landscapes, interior spaces and natural forms as abstract shapes and colours, transcribing these in his unique style onto paper and canvas.