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Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure (Pippin)

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Back of Jewel Case - Mac (US):
    A Locomotive Speeds through a Retro-Future World

    West End Hotel room 306. A duralumin suitcase exchanged for your own. A mystery man who calls himself Slowslop. On the table a photograph of scientists.... This is where GADGET begins.

    The keywords are INVENTION, TRAVEL & ADVENTURE. You board a train pulled by a streamlined steam locomotive and from the other passengers receive various pieces of information. While making the rounds of seven stations, a museum and an observatory you put together a collection of gadgets.

    Directed by Haruhiko SHONO, the creator of Alice and L-ZONE, GADGET is a harmonious combination of luscious visuals and rich sound. It's a world in which a nostalgia for the machine age of the '20s and '30s coexists with a dead-tech vision of the future. A major interactive film experience, GADGET deftly balances the interactivity of a mouse-operated moonwalk in 3-D space with the dynamic power generated by QuickTime movies.

    Contributed by Zeppin (8355) on May 27, 2009.

Back Cover (US):
    ”…as an interactive experience, Gadget is a luscious example of the art so far.” - Los Angeles Times

    ”One of the most inventive computer-generated landscapes you’ve ever seen…” - Electronic Entertainment

    ”…it breaks new ground with a refreshingly linear plot and a fully integrated movie environment…” - Computer Life

    GADGET is an engaging story that deftly balances the interactivity of 3-D exploration with the dynamic power generated by QuickTime movies. In this exquisite retro-future world you’ll be introduced to bizarre new experiences and chilling cinematic deja-vu. After you’ve checked out of Room 306, you’ll discover there’s no way out of this haunting and evocative adventure.

    FEATURES:
  • An epic interactive story

  • Point-and-click, first-person navigation

  • Experience the visual impact of elegant QuickTime movies

  • Completely digital from start to finish

  • Hours of exploration and discovery

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Nov 12, 2002.