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Description

The plot of this Myst-influenced 5 CD 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 Exiting the Ring puzzle through the portal back to the index library
Obsidian Macintosh Other desks of information
Obsidian Macintosh The main start room contains many information desks
Obsidian Windows Nano-robots

Promo Images

Obsidian Screenshot Taken by Dan Winters
Obsidian Screenshot
Obsidian Screenshot Taken by Dan Winters
Obsidian Screenshot

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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

Just Adventure Windows 2003 A 100
Just Adventure Macintosh 2003 A 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 95 out of 100 95
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Macworld Macintosh Sep, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Windows Feb, 1997 48 out of 100 48
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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