Bad Day on the Midway
|Bad Day on the Midway|
|Release||October 31, 1995|
The game was optioned by Ron Howard at Imagine Television for a proposed series to be directed by David Lynch. After two years of meetings with Lynch, the project was dropped because a script was never agreed upon. Had the project moved forward, The Residents would have not been creatively involved as their contract only gave them consulting roles in the pilot.
The player can switch between the various game characters in order to solve a number of puzzles. The game features gameplay elements from point-and-click adventures and has alternative narrative lines, with definite fixed story elements.
The gameplay is centered around discovery via the different characters and to understand the storyline as a whole, it is necessary to complete the game multiple times. The game is time-limited and decisions made by the player influence the game's timer.
The game won the 1995 'Macrovision International User Conference Award' in two categories – Best Entertainment Title and Most Innovative Use of Multimedia.
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