Obsidian (Windows)

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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.


Obsidian Windows Computer main menu
Obsidian Windows Database computer
Obsidian Windows Obsidian rock
Obsidian Windows Video e-mail

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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
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
GameSpot Jan 23, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game.EXE May, 1997 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 51 out of 100 51
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
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