Obsidian

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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.

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Obsidian Windows Puzzle
Obsidian Windows Drawing
Obsidian Windows Atlas statue
Obsidian Windows Game options

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User Reviews

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
Just Adventure Macintosh 2003 A 100
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Game.EXE Windows May, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Macworld Macintosh Sep, 1997 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 03, 1997 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Windows Feb, 1997 48 out of 100 48
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jul 28, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

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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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