You can tell how many different stakeholders were involved in this CD-ROM about nutrition by the Dole Food Company. It’s an adventure at the intersection of advertising, digital publishing, and fruit facts.
Angst may be the worst commercially released first-person shooter of all time. It is so affectingly bad that it makes other games worse.
This 1996 adaptation of the video board game series Atmosfear takes cues from features in other CD-ROM computer games. Some ideas improve the video board game format; others don’t.
The disarmingly slow Idaho wilderness of Backpacker serves as a reminder to take a deep breath and appreciate a life lived restfully.
There are plenty of better racing games than Ballistics. None of them can match its unbelievable, outrageous speeds.
From the author of the Choose Your Own Adventure books comes this unintentionally silly multimedia space adventure, which has a rocky time telling a story in a digital format.
If you’ve ever wanted to pilot a flying car, BHunter is excellent wish fulfillment. Its shoddy world-building may not hold interest past that.
Biosys is an environmental simulation in the form of an adventure game, a bold combination that stretches both parts.
An interview with Bob Stein, co-founder of the Voyager Company. Stein dives into the continually changing nature of digital information and the role that the CD-ROM and multimedia played in feeling out the future of art and content.
Big on profits, light on ethics, and lavishly excessive in detail, the business simulator Capitalism is, for better or worse, an accurate look at what it’s like to run a big corporation.