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Inner Space is an arcade-style shooter taking place inside a rather familiar environment: the player's computer. Evil forces have invaded, seizing control of the player's system, and setting loose program icons to cause mayhem. It's up to the player to round up the renegade icons, all the while battling other hazards inside the inner space of the player's computer, and working with--or fighting--the other AI-controlled pilots that populate the system.

The game builds its gameworld dynamically from the contents of the player's hard drive, so the game never plays exactly the same way twice. There are racetracks, a dueling arena where the player can settle scores with rivals without interference from the IS Enforcers, and a strange Inner Demon whom the player must ultimately learn to defeat in order to win the game. The player can select from dozens of ships and their variations to play, or create them using the Ship Factory, and upgrade the player's ship capabilities with weapons and equipment bought from the ambulance or salvaged from destroyed ships. The game also includes a screen saver.


Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x My performance so far (VGA)
Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x I've spotted an icon! (SVGA)
Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x Tooling around in Inner Space (VGA)
Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x Select your ship (SVGA)

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An intriguing and addictive Windows shooter brickbat (135) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
A Fun Arcade Shooter wossname (156) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Multimedia & Entertainment Dec 19, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Computer Games Magazine Jul 25, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Software Dynamics, the developer of Inner Space, also created After Dark, arguably the most popular screensaver ever produced for the Windows platform.

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brickbat (135) added Operation: Inner Space (Windows 3.x) on Jun 26, 2000