Sentient overwhelms you with the freedom to roam an active space station and absurdly detailed dialogue. How much of this is just for show?
A product of Maxis’s former business simulation division, SimHealth embodies the potential and danger of using games as educational tools for public policy and debate.
Everything has a visible cost in SimIsle, a tropical simulation game about the dynamics between industry, labor, and ecology. What does it mean that it contradicts its own environmentalist message?
This game about packing luggage is a satisfying slice of everyday life where you get to take care of your stuff.
B-movie horror studio Full Moon Features at one point planned to release CD-ROM games and software. I found prototypes of their two titles and have released them into the wild.
The cumbersome shooting mechanics of Three Point Basketball Deluxe don’t emulate basketball in a translatable way. At least the announcer delivers.
With a solid base, the cocky and brash Traffic Department 2192 keeps rolling for surprisingly long after it runs out of steam.
This bleak resource trading game holds onto hope and perseverance amid the cold. (Except for the slavery stuff.)
This science-themed Klax clone slightly differentiates itself from the original with a couple tweaks (and a little character).
Racing through this game’s namesake tunnels is a tough, wavering thrill, and it mostly ignores the extra complications thrown on top.