90s Games And Software
GAMES AND SOFTWARE
Age of Empires was a game I fondly remember playing as a kid. It was released in
1997, however, I didn't play the game until 1998 when my dad bought us our first
family computer that year.
the game is about building up an empire. You select workers to gather up gold,
stone, wood, and food. As your economy increases, the more you can afford to add
more villagers or military soldiers. You start off in the stone age but can
upgrade different ages until you reach iron age. With the Expansion pack, you
explore the Roman Empire era.
1999, I would later play Age Of Empires II: The Age Of Kings at a friend's house
and later in 2000, would receive the game for my birthday. That game is
essentially the same gameplay except better graphics and villagers now include
women. The game also moved passed the fall of the Roman Empire and focused on
the Medieval age.
in the mid or later 2000s, I bought Age Of Empires III, For some reason, I just
never really got into that game. I can't even really talk about it. I still have
it...maybe I should give it a try.
year in 2017, the original Age of Empires got a big modern makeover with 4K
graphics and a new soundtrack to celebrate the game's 20th anniversary. For more
info on the Age Of Empires game series, check out www.ageofempires.com
great game I fondly remember playing is 3D Movie Maker by Microsoft Kids. The
game was released in 1995, but I didn't get the game until 1999. A friend of our
family had given it to me.
this game/program, you are basically a director of your own little 3D movie. You
have a few sets to play with as well as different angles within that set. You
have actors, props (which can come in handy! See how I built that 90s computer
using just block and letter props?) You have word boxes to tell the story or to
represent dialogue. It also has sound so you can add sound FX already within the
game, dialogue, or record your own dialogue. It also had MIDI music that you can
add to give your movie a soundtrack.
you are not making a movie, you can watch a pre made movie from the creators, or
watch your own movie. You can also browse within the movie theater. The
Microsoft Kids' mascot McZee was there to help you along the way, along with a
character named Melanie. Part of the game too was to find the actors resume
portfolios that were hidden through out the theater. I have never found all of
them...Hmm...now that I think about it, I wonder what happens if I had collected
buddy Jason and I used to play this game a lot. It provided a lot of
entertainment for us . We would also go on the internet during dial up days and
download movies...boy did that take some time!
SOFTWARE: COMPTON'S INTERACTIVE ENCYCLOPEDIA (1997 Edition)
COMPANY: SOFTKEY MULTIMEDIA INC.
Awe...before the days of Wikipedia, people used CD Rom Encyclopedia's like Microsoft's Encarta or this one - Compton's Interactive Enclyopedia. This is the 1997 edition. The same friend of our family that gave me the 3D Movie Maker game, gave me this one too. I remember spending hours on this software. This is what I had before our family had the internet. It's got a Menu, a section for atlas, timeline, infolinks (If you had interenet service),topic tree, a cool Explore function that took you into different picture enviroments like "Grandma's Attack, Madcap Music" and many more. In those sections, you just click on items and some sort of mulitmedia thing will pop up - like a picture and sound describing what you had touched. I used to spend a lot of time just searching under music and listening to the MIDI files,musical sound clips from around the world and instrument sound clips. I enjoyed this program. I don't think physical Enclcyopedia software is being made anymore. It just isn't the same experience with Wikipedia