Obsidian (Macintosh)

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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.


Obsidian Macintosh Game save
Obsidian Macintosh Inside the tent
Obsidian Macintosh In game menu
Obsidian Macintosh At one of the information desks

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Critic Reviews

Just Adventure 2003 A 100
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 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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Obsidian's had an imaginative advertisement campaign. Combining both printed ads as well as television spots, the campaign was unusual as it 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 empty room lit by an overhead lamp, only the lamp produces darkness instead of light. Yet the most impressive ad was the famed "egg" TV spot, which featured a guy dropping an egg to the floor with unexpected results. This commercial 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 for a Cannes Golden Lion award. Links to the commercial can be found here in the media section.

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Jeanne (75481) added Obsidian (Macintosh) on Feb 05, 2007
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