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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 Windows Computer main menu
Obsidian Windows Projects
Obsidian Windows Puzzle
Obsidian Windows Security booth

Promo Images

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User Reviews

The game that should have been as popular and acclaimed as Myst, but didn't. Brandon R (4) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure 2003 A 100
GameBoomers Nov, 2004 A- 91
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de 1997 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Dec, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 51 out of 100 51

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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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Null McNull (29) added Obsidian (Windows) on Jun 08, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75349)