Tagged: CD-ROM

Screenshot from Extreme Rock Climbing

Extreme Rock Climbing Sports category

What could a rock climbing game look like? Extreme Rock Climbing has some clever ideas – and plenty of sponsorship from PowerBar®.

Screenshot from Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest

Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest Educational categorySoftware category

Inspired by CD-ROM adventure games, Dorling Kindersley’s virtual museum of earth science is like an encyclopedia blown up into a colossal educational destination.

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 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.

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