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Obsidian (Macintosh)

Obsidian Macintosh Loading screen

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Description

The plot of this Myst-influenced 5CD adventure game involves issues such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Fortunately, the bundled strategy guide explains the basics of these subjects. Gameplay is linear and largely based around puzzles.

Screenshots

Obsidian Macintosh In game menu
Obsidian Macintosh The main start room contains many information desks
Obsidian Macintosh Cut scene after falling into the Obsidian
Obsidian Macintosh Reviewing one of the index terminals

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The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure 2003 A 100
Mac Gamer 1997 95 out of 100 95
Macworld Sep, 1997 7 out of 10 70
AppleLinks.Com Jul 28, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Obsidian's only true call to fame (and a pretty rare one among videogames) came courtesy of it's imaginative advertizement campaign. Combining both printed ads as well as tv spots, the campaign was reeeeally weird and portrayed several common situations twisted in a way that defied all laws of physics, nature and logic followed by the tagline "Your rules do not apply here". Ie: a printed ad showing an empy room lit by an overhead lamp, only the lamp produces darkness instead of light... Cooky, innit? Yet the most impressive ad was the famed "egg" TV spot, which became a particular object of cult among publicity buffs and won 3 Gold Clio awards and became a permanent feature on the New York Museum of Modern Art (as well as being a regular on TV commercial specials and a runner-up to Cannes Golden Lion award if I remember correctly).

The spot featured a guy dropping an egg to the floor with unexpected results, and is one truly amazing commercial. Check it out on http://helpllc.com/HTML/broadcast.html

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Jeanne (75627) added Obsidian (Macintosh) on Feb 05, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Null McNull (29)