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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 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 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 Puppet Motel

Puppet Motel Multimedia category

Stark, frightening, silly, muddled, complicated – the multimedia collaboration between performance artist Laurie Anderson and the Voyager Company is a fragmented reflection on the murkiness of the electronic age.

Screenshot from Secret Writer's Society

Secret Writer’s Society and the worst bug ever Educational category

This rote educational writing game has a huge problem that causes the text-to-speech voice to read a list of obscenities. After the game has been lost for 20 years, I got a copy of it, and now you can play it too!

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.