With the closing of Sim developer Maxis, take a look back at a few of Maxis’s least-known games that aren’t available to play.
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Hock Wah Yeo designed the most unusual boxes in the 90s game industry. They delighted game developers — and drove retailers up the wall. Take a close look at Yeo’s amazing boxes and the fight for the future of retail space.
Bradley W. Schenck’s terrific blend of the ordinary and the surreal stages a one-of-a-kind world that elevates an otherwise by-the-numbers adventure.
Electronic Arts’s wildly ambitious, disruptive boondoggle tried to start a revolution of collaborative media experiences for an audience years away from accepting it. (September 11 didn’t help either.)
A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)
More heartfelt than just a globe, Electronic Arts 3D Atlas uses airy, foreboding music to underscore our planet’s frailty.
With its creative, pulpy setting wasted on D-level writing, Noctropolis is an ambitious misfire of the highest order. It’s a game as beautiful and intricate as it is mesmerizingly lousy.
Originally named Zombies after its mindless enemies, this maze game traps players in weird, towering architecture that uses optical illusions.