Tagged: CD-ROM

Screenshot from Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou

Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou Adventure category

Osamu Sato’s magnum opus is unequivocally the strangest game ever made. Behind its madness, you’ll find a metaphorical tale of rebirth and self-actualization. I love that something like this was made.

Title screen from GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure

GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure Adventure category

An exceptional piece of alienating design, GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure terrifies and enraptures as it barrels into an uncomfortable, Kubrickian territory.

Screenshot from Gooch Grundy's X-Decathlon

Gooch Grundy’s X-Decathlon Sports category

Behold, a great awful game: Gooch Grundy’s X-Decathlon‘s astounding silliness frees its nonsensical sports from the need to be good or playable.

Screenshot from Gunman Chronicles

Gunman Chronicles Shooter category

This officially sanctioned modification of Half-Life catches the shooter genre mid-growth, sandwiched between a history of dark corridors and the promise of expansiveness.

Box art for Myst, courtesy of MobyGames

Happy 18th, Myst! Blog categoryEssay category

Myst rewrote the future of games and multimedia. Consider how much has changed in about two decades. (September 24, 2011)

Screenshot from Hell Cab

Hell Cab Adventure category

Technical constraints and a very brief length hamper Hell Cab‘s attempts to be more than a saucy roller coaster ride.

Screenshot from Imagynasium

Imagynasium Educational categorySoftware category

Unlike so many other digital art studios for kids, Imagynasium‘s playfully limited collage world wants to figure out what drives you to the creative process and how to keep you there.

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