Tagged: CD-ROM

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 Gridz

Gridz Macintosh categoryStrategy category

This game has an eye-popping design right out of the early internet age’s imagination – plus a strategy game concept that plays off the surprise of the setting.

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 prevent Hell Cab from being more than a roller coaster ride with an attitude.

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.

Screenshot from The Journeyman Project

The Journeyman Project Adventure category

The Journeyman Project has a brilliant vision of the future, a standout among games of its time, that tackles a great paperback science fiction premise with maturity and hope.

Screenshot from Knight Moves

Knight Moves Puzzle category

Chess moves are a bit of a silly basis for a whole game. Knight Movies definitely makes a go of it though.

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