H O M E

Introduction

It is the year 2066. Pollution has rendered the planet barely livable. A crack team of scientists has created and launched a satellite called the Ceres Project. Onboard Ceres is a the world's first practical application of nanotechnology. The nanotech system detects hot-spots in the atmosphere and sends cellular-sized robots to interact with the toxins and neutralize them.

You are Lilah. Along with your partner, Max, you have led the Ceres development team. Now, after Ceres has completed a hundred successful days in orbit, it's time for a vacation - or so you think. You're relaxing in one of the world's last true wilderness areas... until something impossible happens.

Near your campsite, you and Max discover a small black crystal. No big deal... until the crystal begins to grow. In just a few days, it reaches hundreds of feet into the sky. Awestruck, you code-name the monolith... "Obsidian."

Soon, finding yourself inside Obsidian, you must leave behind all rational expectation. This is a world of dreams - beginning with your own. Nothing behaves according to physical law. It's mesmerizing, fantastic. But as the story progresses, from dream to dream, you realize that Max is in grave danger. And not just Max, either, but everything you know and love.

IN 1996, game developer Rocket Science teamed up with publisher SegaSoft to bring us Obsidian.

This website is a tribute to one of the best-loved computer games of all time.


S T O R Y

Characters

Obsidian features a memorable cast of characters, and not all of them are human!

Realms

From a red-tape nightmare to the dream of a machine, Obsidian's "Realms" are strange and haunting

Diaries

A series of journals written by scientists Max and Lilah serve as a prequel to the events of Obsidian


M E D I A

Movies

Relive the unforgettable experience of Obsidian & Rocky Morton's award-winning commercial

'Egg' Ad:

Playthroughs

Concept Art & Renders

Music

Thomas Dolby & Headspace's innovative MIDI soundtrack

Sound Effects

Both futuristic and surreal


D E V E L O P M E N T

Analysis

Essays and Interviews on OBSIDIAN

Trivia

Interesting factoids and secrets of Obsidian's development

Press Quotes

As if you needed more convincing

"Don't let comparisons to Myst scare you off: Obsidian, with a compelling plot, engaging gameplay, outstanding animation, and an honest-to-goodness sense of humor, is actually way better."
- Computer Gaming World
"Obsidian...looks like a multimedia-charged `Myst' on acid."
- Billboard
"It's the perfect mix of entertainment and sci-fi graphics."
- Playboy
"The interesting storyline, combined with exceptional graphics and sound, deliver one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences we've had in a very long time.
- Happy Puppy
"…meticulous attention to every detail that sets Obsidian apart from other graphic adventures."
- PC Games (PC Games A list)
"The graphics - of an awe-inspiring high standard - get more phenomenal as the game goes on...The music and sound are beautifully atmospheric, and are an integral part of several of the puzzles."
- PC Gamer
"[Obsidian] presents a pleasant departure from the lonely inertia of Myst's gameplay. From beginning to end, Obsidian is an entertaining, surreal romp."
- GameSpot

I N T E R A C T

Demo

Get a sample of gameplay -- if your computer meets the requirements

Webgames

Scott Kim designed these fiendish puzzles for the original Obsidian website (Shockwave required)

Links

Additional Resources

Credits

Site based on the original "Obsidian Realm" by Scott Harvey. A large thank-you goes out to Scott, Michael Sebek, OrangeJuiceKid, and the original Obsidian Team without whom this site wouldn't be possible. Dedicated to the dreamers and the fans.

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