Tagged: Windows

Screenshot from Kye

Kye Puzzle category

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

Screenshot from Legacy Of The Golden Hammer

Legacy Of The Golden Hammer Platform category

Easy-to-use game creation tools let novice game designers make fanworks like Legacy Of The Golden Hammer, one part Mario game and three parts out-of-control action movie written by a teenager.

Screenshot from Lemmings Paintball

Lemmings Paintball Action categoryStrategy category

Lemmings and paintball complement each other better than you’d expect, and Lemmings Paintball‘s sloppiness is less the fault of its ridiculous concept than of its execution.

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 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 great under the surface.

Screencapture of the Majestic and EA Games logos from a publicity video by Mercury Multimedia

Majestic Other category

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.)

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guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.

Screenshot from Millennium Auction

Millennium Auction Other category

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.)

Screenshot from MindGym

MindGym Multimedia categoryOther categorySoftware category

This unique, stunning surrealist self-help guide gets arrogant when it uses the strengths of the multimedia CD-ROM format to make players examine how they think.

Screenshot from MissionForce: CyberStorm

MissionForce: CyberStorm Strategy category

MissionForce: CyberStorm‘s complex strategic gameplay underscores a dark narrative about the encroaching, soulless logic of endless war. It deserves to be considered a classic.

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