Tagged: CD-ROM

QuickTime turns 20 years old Blog categoryEssay category

QuickTime enabled low-cost videos on computers, paving the way for new uses of multimedia. That said, we should all probably stop using it now.

Remembering Norio Ohga Blog category

Norio Ohga designed the compact disc in 1982 and established the boundaries of optical media.

Screenshot from Robot City

Robot City Adventure category

Robot City is a gripping, scary, unforgettable sci-fi murder mystery saddled a tedious and unfair open world.

Screenshot from Roller Coaster Factory

Roller Coaster Factory Simulation category

This bait-and-switch roller coaster game captures none of the joy of building, riding, or even looking at a theme park ride. (It burned me out of the entire genre as a kid, so pardon me while I rip into it for a while.)

Screenshot from SimTower: The Vertical Empire

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Simulation category

Leave it to an outsider to develop a surprisingly personal take on the simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.

Screenshot from Spaceship Warlock

Spaceship Warlock Adventure category

Reactor Inc.’s foundational interactive movie adventure follows no existing blueprint and nearly falls apart from the tonal whiplash of combining open exploration with cinematic intensity. Nearly.

Screenshot from Star Wars Pit Droids!

Star Wars Pit Droids! Puzzle category

Lucas Learning put together a decent Chu Chu Rocket-like, dampening the inherent unlikeability of a child-targeted Episode I tie-in game.

Screenshot from The Groove Thing

The Groove Thing Macintosh categorySoftware category

A trippy piece of single-purpose novelty art software like The Groove Thing feels anachronistic today. It’s here to make groovy background art with full-hearted 90s aggression, and it does it well enough.

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