Obsidian (Windows)

76
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3.7
User Score
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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.

Screenshots

Obsidian Windows Puzzle
Obsidian Windows A crooked view from the lift
Obsidian Windows Information desk
Obsidian Windows Alphabet book

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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

GameBoomers Nov, 2004 A- 91
GameSpot Jan 23, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 01, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Dec, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Game.EXE May, 1997 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 69 out of 100 69
Adventure Gamers Feb 12, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Feb, 1997 48 out of 100 48

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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 (75502)