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iN!-Ovation 1996 December 17, 2008

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1996 iN!Ovation Awards

Here are 63 titles that represent the best work being done in digital publishing today. For samples from the other end of the spectrum, check out our Hall of Shame.

ADVENTURE & MYSTERY

Dust: A Tale of the Wired West (Cyberflix)
SFPD Homicide: The Body in the Bay (Grolier Interactive)
Spycraft: The Great Game (Activision)
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Harbinger (Viacom New Media)
Under a Killing Moon (Access Software)
Zork: Nemesis (Activision)

ART

Architecture in Exile (Organa)
Leonardo da Vinci (Corbis)
Paul Cezanne: Portrait of My World (Corbis)

ATLAS & GEOGRAPHY

My First Amazing World Explorer (DK Multimedia)
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Broderbund)

AVIATION & SPACE

Air & Space Smithsonian: Dreams of Flight (Creative Multimedia)
RedShift 2 (Maris Multimedia)

CREATIVITY TOOLS

Kai’s Power Goo (MetaTools)

ENTERTAINMENT – GAMES

Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess (Davidson & Associates)

HEALTH & ANATOMY

A.D.A.M.: The Inside Story, 1997 Edition (A.D.A.M. Software)
Corner Drug Store, The (Dr. Schueler’s Health Informatics)
Mayo Clinic Family Health Disc 1997 Edition (IVI Publishing)

HISTORY

ABC Newslinks (Creative Wonders)
FDR (Corbis)
His Name was Lincoln (Sunburst Communications)
Jayne Loader’s Public Shelter (EJL Productions)

HOW TO

Garden Encyclopedia (Books That Work)
Microsoft Complete Gardening (Microsoft Corp.)
Reader’s Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide (Microsoft Corp.)

KIDS? CREATIVITY

Creative Writer 2 (Microsoft Corp.)
Kid Works Deluxe (Davidson & Associates)
Nickelodeon’s 3D Movie Maker (Microsoft Corp.)
Opening Night (MECC/The Learning Co.)

KIDS? EDUCATION – COLLEGE PREP

Score Builder for the SAT and PSAT (The Learning Co.)

KIDS? EDUCATION

Alphabet Express (School Zone Publishing)
Amazing Learning Games with Rayman (UbiSoft)
Castle Explorer (DK Multimedia)
Devil’s Canyon: A Dinamation Adventure (TeraMedia)
Elmo’s PreSchool (Creative Wonders)
Infinity City (Headbone Interactive)
Kid Phonics 2 (Davidson & Associates)
Logical Journey of the Zoombinis (Broderbund)
Math Heads (Theatrix Interactive)

KIDS? ENTERTAINMENT – GAMES

Pajama Sam (Humongous Entertainment)

KIDS? ENTERTAINMENT – STORYBOOKS

Hansel & Gretel and The Enchanted Castle (TerraGlyph Interactive Studio)
Sheila Rae the Brave (Living Books)
Stellaluna (Living Books)
Toy Story (Disney Interactive)

LITERATURE

Complete Maus, The (The Voyager Co.)
Crucible, The (Penguin Electronic Publishing)

MUSIC

Play Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt (Play Music)
Quest for Fame: Starring Aerosmith (Virtual Music Entertainment)
Sting: All This Time (Starwave)

ORIGINAL

Bad Day on the Midway (iNSCAPE)

REFERENCE

American Heritage Children’s Dictionary (DK Multimedia/ Houghton Mifflin Interactive)
Compton’s Reference Collection (Compton’s New Media)
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (Grolier Interactive)
Random House Kid’s Encyclopedia (Knowledge Adventure/Random House Children’s Media)

RELIGION

Logos Bible Software (Logos Research Systems)

SCIENCE & NATURE

Connections (Discovery Channel Multimedia)
Digital Lab (Philips Media)
Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Space and the Universe (DK Multimedia)
One Small Square: Seashore (Virgin Sound and Vision)
Peterson’s North American Birds (Houghton Mifflin Interactive)
Ultimate Einstein, The (Byron Preiss Multimedia)

SIMULATIONS

Lion (Sanctuary Woods)

SPORTS

Way Baseball Works, The (Byron Preiss Multimedia/Simon & Schuster)

 

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