Tagged: Windows 3.1

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 Imagination Express – Destination: Neighborhood

Imagination Express Educational categorySoftware category

Edmark’s storytelling program uses believable, educational settings – which is perfect for making creative mischief.

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 Kye

Kye Puzzle category

With an avalanche of brightly colored blocks, Kye turns inundating you into a puzzle.

Screenshot from Lighthouse: The Dark Being

Lighthouse: The Dark Being Adventure category

For a game that admittedly cribs most of its design from Myst, Lighthouse has its own take on how to build a haunting, empty world.

Screenshot from The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

The third game in the Dr. Brain series is quite fun ‌because of its multi-subject education ‌– not in spite of it.

Screenshot from Lunicus

Lunicus Shooter category

Cyberflix’s sci-fi opus – an early stab at a narrative-driven shooter – largely fails as both an action game and an adventure game, though there’s glimpses of something innovative under the surface.

Screenshot from The Madness of Roland

The Madness of Roland Multimedia category

This early CD-ROM novel by Hyperbole Studios imagines how to tell a story across multiple perspectives and mediums, an inventive idea even though the story is muddled.

Screenshot from Marble Drop

Marble Drop Puzzle category

This ornate Rube Goldberg-esque game, done in the style of a Renaissance-era drawing, has the same appeal as a picture book. You don’t even have to finish playing it right to enjoy it! One of the few games completed by the Austin branch of Maxis.

Title screen from Microsoft Dinosaurs

Microsoft Dinosaurs Educational categorySoftware category

Microsoft Home’s Jurassic reference guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.

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