Category: Other

Screenshot from Crystal Pixels

Crystal Pixels Other category

Go inside a void of glistening lights, created by its programmer as a personal place to be alone. You can explore it if you can control it. Maybe we’re not supposed to play this.

Title screen from Halloween Night II

Halloween Night II Macintosh categoryOther category

This brief, sweet ode to Halloween captures everything fun and spooky about a fun and spooky holiday.

Screenshot from Kangaroo Court

Kangaroo Court Macintosh categoryOther category

An unrepentantly silly courtroom nightmare offers some good laughs at your expense.

Screenshot from Knights of the Crystallion

Knights of the Crystallion Other category

Bill Williams’s ridiculously ambitious “cultural simulation” game tries to create an entire society and its religion. It’s hard to understand, a chore to play, and incredible in scope.

Screencapture of the Majestic and EA Games logos from a publicity video by Mercury Multimedia

Majestic Other category

Electronic Arts’s wildly ambitious, disruptive boondoggle tried to start a revolution of collaborative media experiences for an audience years away from accepting it. (September 11 didn’t help either.)

Screenshot from Millennium Auction

Millennium Auction Other category

A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)

Screenshot from MindGym

MindGym Multimedia categoryOther categorySoftware category

This unique, stunning surrealist self-help guide gets arrogant when it uses the strengths of the multimedia CD-ROM format to make players examine how they think.