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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 The Info desk
Obsidian Windows Puzzle
Obsidian Macintosh Looking at the library index in the distance
Obsidian Macintosh Game save

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The game that should have been as popular and acclaimed as Myst, but didn't. Windows Brandon R (4)

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Macintosh Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 95 out of 100 95
Quandary Windows Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game.EXE Windows May, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Adventure Gamers Windows Feb 12, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 03, 1997 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Windows Feb, 1997 48 out of 100 48


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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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