The design for the walls were fairly simple, just consisting of the exterior paint color. We selected Blick Prem Tempera Paint, Metallic Gold color, so that the walls would play off the gold mummy, but offer a slightly toned-down base of difference to the very shinny mummy.
In total there are 12 'answer tiles' that flash and light up when the players enter the room. We wanted each tile to be fairly recognizable hieroglyphic symbols from school education or popular culture. As well, symbols that when cut out, would allow enough light through with the LED to be noticeable. The 12 we designed are shown here:
Dimensions: 4x4inches (roughly size of a palm, for pressing)
Exterior of the tiles were painted in order to get a 'dirty metallic' look, to stand out slightly from the gold metallic of the mummy and sarcophagus exterior. The paint mixture included 1/5 black acrylic mixed with 4/5 metallic gold acrylic brush paint.
Cartouches are longer, rectangular tiles, with multiple hieroglyphic symbols on them. To sufficiently cover area of the sarcophagus exterior (we aimed for ~50-60% area coverage with tiles, cartouches and individual symbols) we laser printed 35 tall cartouches and 18 wide cartouches. The goal was to have as many different combinations of symbols within a cartouche. A sample of the 53 we designed are shown here:
Dimensions: 8x4 inches
We 3D printed 3 scarabs as seen below. The final look was achieved by painting the scarab a mix of black and dark green paint.