Here's a CD-ROM that's harder than most to categorise. Mind-Gym
won a BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Award in the Comedy Category in 1998, and while it is certainly funny (comedian Tim Wright is lead writer), it offers more than plain comedy. The creators call it a personality test--but there aren't the straightforward questions you expect from a personality test, of the is-the-glass-half-full-or-empty type. Instead, you are taken through a series of fast-paced, graphically rich games in animated environments, at the end of which your mental fitness is assessed in five categories
- open to new ideas
- challenger to received information
Once you've been assessed, you can visit the Games Room, the Pool and Ideas, and the Think Tank, where games and activities are designed to develop your weaker points. The games--and the voices and graphics that accompany them--are witty, challenging, fun, campy and unpredictable. Take the challenge. --Kathleen Keefe
Winner of the 'Best Use of Comedy in Multimedia' BAFTA Award Mind Gym
is the biggest and most addictive personality test you'll ever do.
Enjoy the very latest in intelligent entertainment with this innovative, highly interactive 'mental fitness' CD-ROM, designed to expose the limits of your mind, build up your brain power and develop creativity in a highly personalised workout.
After meeting your charismatic personal trainer in the Changing Room, undergo a sweat-induced assessment of your mental strengths and weaknesses. Face a barrage of fast-paced, funny and unpredictable mental games via a series of richly detailed, animated 3D environments, including the Games Room (for homing memory skills, numeracy and spatial awareness); The Pool of Ideas (for exploring different forms of creativity and idea generation) and The Think Tank (for developing ways of turning great ideas into practical realities).
Details of past sessions are recorded so that you can attack your weak areas again next time you've got the strength to tackle this zany, addictive and character-testing disk.