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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.

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Obsidian Windows Information desk
Obsidian Windows Title screen
Obsidian Windows File cabinet
Obsidian Windows Puzzle

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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

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Gamesmania.de 1997 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 01, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Dec, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Adventure Gamers Feb 12, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Feb, 1997 48 out of 100 48

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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 (75395)