My boxed copy of Iron Helix arrived! It is BEAUTIFUL, by far one of my favorite boxes I own. I’ll get pics shortly…
If you want to know about the state of computers in education in the early 90s, this is the definitive video.
Into the Future! The Making of “Beyond Cyberpunk!” tells the entire story of this essential and influential software from 1991.
Beyond Cyberpunk! was divided into four zones: Manifestos, Media, Street Tech, and Cyberculture. Each zone contained essays, reviews, artwork, animations, and sounds. There were over 600 “cards,” over 300 articles, 122 different sound clips, 19 animations, and 35 text pop-ups. There was also a glossary with vocal pronunciations, and a 1000-word hyperlinked index.
Most of my classic game collection is located back in my childhood home for safekeeping, so I haven’t been able to grab pictures. But I came across this older snapshot of some of the games in my obscurities/rarities collection, and it’s pretty neat!
Pictured: Eastern Mind, Echelon, Grammar Games, Hyperblade, Imagination Express: Neighborhood, King’s Quest V, MS-DOS 6 Upgrade, Police Quest, Police Quest 3, Robot City, Uncle Henry’s Playhouse, and Welcome to the Future.
(Yes, of course I own a boxed copy of Eastern Mind!)