Interactive Entertainment Magazine

A multimedia CD-ROM magazine containing game news, previews, and reviews. Only 24 issues were released from 1994 to 1996.

Introduction

Founded by Yale Brozen with Steve Scivally their first prototype issue (00) was released in Febru...

IE Magazine Issue #00

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This sixth issue was released in October 1994 and includes the game Strike Squad by Mindcraft Sof...

Preview - Alone in the Dark 3 (DOS, 1994)

Alone in the Dark 3 (AitD3), produced by Bruno Bonnell and I-Motion, takes Edward Carnby, priva...

Preview - Battles in Time (DOS, 1995)

For about 20 years, QQP's president and chief designer Bruce Williams Z. has been toying with t...

Preview - Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins (DOS, 1994)

It's a good thing that I didn't know about the first person-perspective in Software Toolworks' ...

Preview - Front Page Sports: Baseball '94 (DOS, 1994)

Baseball has come a long way. Especially in the salary department, where never-ending conflict ...

Preview - Iron Cross (DOS, 1994)

It takes a lot to make a WWII simulation distinctive these days, and it looks like Iron Cross m...

Preview - Jagged Alliance (DOS, 1995)

Ready for a really sappy story? No, I'm not kidding. The entire plot of Sir Tech's Jagged Allia...

Preview - Master of Magic (DOS, 1994)

When it comes to strategy games, it's hard to have a better track record than Microprose. Over ...

Preview - Metaltech: EarthSiege (DOS, 1994)

Since the dawn of computer games, people have loved shooting things and watching them explode. ...

Preview - Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time (Windows 3.x, 1994)

Despite all evidence to the contrary, there are still some sadly twisted people on this planet ...

Preview - Noctropolis (DOS, 1994)

Noctropolis . . . the city of night! Home to that noble hero Darksheer and his faithful assista...

Preview - Pure Wargame, The (DOS, 1995)

QQP is a company known for friendly strategy games – games that can challenge the most die-hard...

Preview - Realms of Arkania: Star Trail (DOS, 1994)

Think for a moment . . . which companies make the best RPGs? Well, when you think RPG, you thin...

Preview - Return to Planetfall: Floyd Strikes Back [Unreleased]

Lately, the computer adventure game market seems to be a contest to see who can come up with th...

Preview - Star Wars: Dark Forces (DOS, 1995)

It's unlikely that George Lucas will ever read this, but in the off chance he does I want to th...

Review - Battle Bugs (DOS, 1994)

When name Dynamix comes up, one thinks of classic titles like Red Baron and the Incredible Mach...

Review - Brutal Sports Football (Jaguar, 1994)

I don't like sports. I don't have anything against them, but they don't do much for me. Okay, o...

Review - Lode Runner (Windows 3.x, 1994)

Computer games have come a long way in the past 10 years, technologically speaking. SGI-rendere...

Review - Lords of the Realm (DOS, 1994)

Lords of the Realm, fresh on the shelves from Impressions Software, is a visually appealing str...

Review - Operation Crusader (DOS, 1994)

If you want a wargame that covers daytime and nighttime operations down to the last hour of sle...

Review - Road Rash (3DO, 1994)

When Electronic Arts debuted Road Rash for the 3DO at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (CES...

Review - Theatre of Death (DOS, 1994)

War games have always been popular on DOS-based computers, but in the past year or so one parti...

Special - Gen Con Report 1994

This past August, 20,000 pen and paper role-playing and wargamers invaded Milwaukee for four da...

IE Magazine Issue #07

Issue #7 of Interactive Entertainment. All videos can be found in the IE Magazine entry. Text r...

IE Magazine Issue #07

The seventh issue was released in November 1994 and includes the game Siege (DOS, 1992) by Mindcr...

Preview - 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons (DOS, 1995)

The rise of railroad power in the last century inspires a lot of romantic imagery to some . . ....

Preview - BioForge (DOS, 1995)

"Interactive movies." The industry has spawned yet another buzzword, in the tradition of "multi...

Preview - Creature Shock (DOS, 1994)

Here's what I figure the future's gonna look like: Cooler cars, new and improved kinds of fuel,...

Preview - CyberJudas (DOS, 1996)

D.C. True call themselves "creators of software for the mind and the heart" – their creative ef...

Preview - Dawn Patrol (DOS, 1994)

The flight simulator is a very popular computer gaming genre. Any store clerk at Egghead or Sof...

Preview - Discworld (DOS, 1995)

What Douglas Adams is to the world of science fiction, Terry Pratchett is to fantasy. If you've...

Preview - Ecstatica (DOS, 1994)

Nowadays, most of America certainly considers fairy tales to be sweet, harmless entertainment f...

Preview - Flight Commander 2 (Windows 3.x, 1994)

Games simulating warfare – whether modern or ancient – seem trapped in certain circles. If you'...

Preview - Full Throttle (DOS, 1995)

(IE recommends that you read this article while listening to Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild.") ...

Preview - Hammer of the Gods (DOS, 1994)

The ancient Norse World wasn't the most pleasant place to live – the storms of the North Sea pr...

Preview - Hodj 'n' Podj (Windows 3.x, 1995)

Not long ago, if you were to mention Steve Meretzky in a room full of computer game players, th...

Preview - King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (DOS, 1994)

Sierra's King's Quest series has already proven itself to be an unusual and durable favorite in...

Preview - Legions (Windows 3.x, 1994)

Mindscape, formerly Software Toolworks, will soon be giving strategy gamers a realistic and fun...

Preview - Magic Carpet (DOS, 1994)

I love to fly. Probably this is because I haven't done much of it, but that's beside the point....

Preview - Mission Critical (DOS, 1995)

Whether you're talking about computer adventure games or any other kind of narrative form, the ...

Preview - NASCAR Racing (DOS, 1994)

Simulation, shmimulation. NASCAR Racing from Papyrus is so far above anything else in its class...

Preview - Perfect General II (DOS, 1994)

When you've got something good, keep it and make it better. That's the path QQP seems to be fol...

Preview - Phantasmagoria (DOS, 1995)

While it would certainly be no great challenge to visit your local software store and find larg...

Preview - Renegade: Battle for Jacob's Star (DOS, 1995)

Ever since the long-forgotten days of mainframe Star Trek, space combat games have been one of ...

Preview - Return to Planet Fall [Unreleased]

Lately, the computer adventure game market seems to be a contest to see who can come up with th...

Preview - Star Reach (DOS, 1994)

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but there isn't a whole lot of originality out there in the pot...

Preview - Wings of Glory (DOS, 1995)

When Orville and Wilbur Wright finally got their airplane aloft at Kitty Hawk in 1912, they pro...

Review - Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet (DOS, 1994)

When Lord Boleskine visited the small New England town of Ilsmouth, he hadn't a clue of the ter...

Review - Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager (DOS, 1994)

Another day, another RPG. It's kind of alarming how fast software publishers can churn out game...

Review - Demolition Man (3DO, 1994)

They're usually referred to as the "easy way to make money with little effort" genre of games. ...

Review - DOOM II (DOS, 1994)

Ten thousand years from now, when whatever will become of the human race digs deep into the san...

Review - Front Page Sports: Baseball '94 (DOS, 1994)

I turned on ESPN the other day and saw a baseball game. Really. It wasn't a pro game, because t...

Review - Iron Cross (DOS, 1994)

Wargamers on the electronic front have a running debate about the nature of computer strategy –...

Review - Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge (DOS, 1994)

Westwood's Legend of Kyrandia series has already set high standards in the fantasy adventure fi...

Review - Master of Magic (DOS, 1994)

Simtex and Microprose are lying to you. There's no other way I can put it. It's not really a ba...

Review - Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45 (DOS, 1994)

Game publishers and purchasers never seem to tire of the second world war. Your local software ...

Review - Overlord (DOS, 1994)

t A lot of games – and multimedia products – and books, and TV specials, and knickknacks and (fo...

Review - PGA Tour 486 (DOS, 1994)

You know . . . if all entertainment software companies shoved as much detail into their games a...

Review - Sid Meier's Colonization (DOS, 1994)

Let's go back, way way back to the ancient time of 1991. Ya know, pre-Doom era computerized ent...

Review - Wolf (DOS, 1994)

Wolves are pretty cool. I know this because I occasionally watch nature documentaries with my f...

IE Magazine Issue #08

Issue #8 of Interactive Entertainment. All videos can be found in the IE Magazine entry. Text rev...

IE Magazine Issue #08

Issue eight was released in December 1994 and includes the game The Lost Admiral from QQP. Hints...

Preview - Absolute Zero (DOS, 1995)

Originality is fairly rare. That's why some people get paid grotesque amounts of money for thin...

Preview - Apache (DOS, 1995)

Editor's note: Since our interview with Bryan Walker, Domark has changed the name of "Dogfight"...

Preview - Cyberia (DOS, 1994)

Technology alters our daily lives in countless ways, but its effects are perhaps most blatantly...

Preview - Flying Nightmares (Macintosh, 1994)

Editor's note: Since our interview with Bryan Walker, Domark has changed the name of "Dogfight"...

Preview - Hardball 4 (DOS, 1994)

Let's get one thing straight – despite the best efforts of the owners and players, I'm still a ...

Preview - SimTower: The Vertical Empire (Windows 3.x, 1995)

Every now and then, a computer game is launched which is completely unlike anything ever seen b...

Preview - Star Trek: The Next Generation - "A Final Unity" (DOS, 1995)

Space . . . The final frontier. For almost 30 years, Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future h...

Preview - U.S. Navy Fighters (DOS, 1994)

I'm seriously considering the possibility of buying U.S. Navy Fighters from Electronic Arts as ...

Preview - USS Ticonderoga: Life and Death on the High Seas (DOS, 1995)

Is it bad when you can put a computer game in any one of six different categories? Now, I know...

Review - Aces of the Deep (DOS, 1994)

The great dichotomy of the gaming industry lies between the gamer and the grognard. These two e...

Review - Alien Vs Predator (Jaguar, 1994)

The Atari Jaguar is a fine machine. I still believe that. Even though it's been out for almost ...

Review - Armored Fist (DOS, 1994)

When NovaLogic released Comanche: Maximum Overkill in 1992, they redefined the modern military ...

Review - Dominus (DOS, 1994)

Though the actual game of Dominus is pretty original, the theme is not. The player is a ruler o...

Review - DreamWeb (DOS, 1994)

It's hard to imagine a more flexible environment for a computer game than the world of dreams. ...

Review - Fortress of Dr. Radiaki, The (DOS, 1994)

Ever since Doom was released a year ago its detractors have been saying that it's nothing more ...

Review - Gazillionaire (DOS, 1994)

There's something about software that changes me from a walking financial disaster zone to a fi...

Review - Metaltech: EarthSiege (DOS, 1994)

If you know the slightest thing about computer games you're well aware of the fact that PEOPLE ...

Review - Mickey Mania (Genesis/SNES, 1994)

Mickey Mania "The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse" is a Mickey adventure that should draw a...

Review - Microsoft Golf 2.0 (Windows 3.x, 1995)

As long as there are hackers wandering back and forth across the fairways of this great nation ...

Review - Realms of Arkania: Star Trail (DOS, 1994)

When was the last time you played a computer RPG that you actually thought was as fun as "the r...

Review - Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure (DOS, 1995)

While there is no lack of animated graphic adventures on the market, there are none so basic as...

Review - Star Crusader (DOS, 1994)

The outer space shoot-em-up has got to be one of the most popular genres in all of computer gam...

Review - Star Reach (DOS, 1994)

A list of good real-time strategy games can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Star Reach s...

Review - Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Technical Manual (Windows 3.x, 1994)

For seven seasons, the NCC-1701D has been traveling the universe, boldly going where no one has...

Review - Tigers on the Prowl (DOS, 1994)

Tanks aren't usually paid proper attention in computer wargames, unless the game is specificall...

Review - Under a Killing Moon (DOS, 1994)

For the past year, game buyers have been deluged with facts and rumors about a product that pro...

Review - WarCraft: Orcs & Humans (DOS, 1994)

About a year and a half ago I wandered into Ye Olde Locale Software Shoppe looking for a new st...

IE Magazine Issue #09

Issue #9 of Interactive Entertainment. All videos can be found in the IE Magazine entry. Text rev...

IE Magazine Issue #09

January 1995 brings issue nine with a new interface.  It's a major upgrade from the previous ve...

Preview - 1830: Railroads & Robber Barons (DOS, 1995)

It was lot easier being a captain of industry in the 19th Century. The government didn't care h...

Preview - Great Naval Battles Vol. III: Fury in the Pacific, 1941-44 (DOS, 1995)

Transcript of interview with James Young, designer of SSI's Great Naval Battles III Interactiv...

Preview - Lords of Midnight (DOS, 1995)

Welcome to Midnight. You've come at a bad time. The noble King Luxor has recently been kidnapp...

Preview - World at War: Volume II - Stalingrad (DOS, 1995)

THE WORLD AT WAR: STALINGRAD Designer's Notes by Eric Young Russia, 1942In the Pacific theater...

Review - 5th Fleet (DOS, 1994)

The latest example Avalon Hill's revolutionary approach toward game design is 5th Fleet, a stra...

Review - Alone in the Dark 3 (DOS, 1994)

One of the most powerful legends U.S. history has to offer is the Wild West. Real men out on th...

Review - Central Intelligence (DOS, 1994)

Spying is a murky business, full of unpredictable twists and turns. That might lead a generous ...

Review - Creature Shock (DOS, 1994)

I've been playing games on the PC for many years, and I've tried my hand at hundreds of time-wa...

Review - Cyclemania (DOS, 1994)

What's the first thing that pops into your head when you read a computer game advertisement inc...

Review - Death Gate (DOS, 1994)

The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman has gathered sufficient fans to put its...

Review - Ecstatica (DOS, 1994)

You ever have one of those days? You're innocently riding your horse up in the mountains, you r...

Review - Flash Traffic: City of Angels (DOS, 1994)

In this time of blockbuster multiple CD-ROM games, there is potential for enormous improvement ...

Review - Flight Commander 2 (Windows 3.x, 1994)

Flight Commander II (FC2) is the fourth computer game release from Avalon Hill in 1994. After s...

Review - Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95 (DOS, 1994)

Y'know, REALLY good games only come out so often, and the percentage of really good games that ...

Review - Hammer of the Gods (DOS, 1994)

In late 1993, QQP released a game called Merchant Prince. It was a strategy game, designed by a...

Review - Hodj 'n' Podj (Windows 3.x, 1995)

Once upon a time . . . The name Steve Meretzky is usually associated with humorous adventure g...

Review - Lemmings Chronicles, The (DOS, 1994)

The lemmings are back and bigger than ever! Well, okay, technically, they're just closer, but ...

Review - Magic Carpet (DOS, 1994)

When I first heard of an upcoming Electronic Arts release called Magic Carpet, I didn't think t...

Review - Menzoberranzan (DOS, 1994)

Menzoberranzan. It sounds like one of the ingredients in some really preservative-laden food li...

Review - Metal Marines (Windows 3.x, 1994)

I'm far from an expert on game design, but I've always had a slight prejudice against the use o...

Review - Metaltech: Battledrome (DOS, 1994)

Metaltech: Battledrome is definitely a game with a convoluted history behind it. It was origina...

Review - NASCAR Racing (DOS, 1994)

NASCAR Racing looks and handles a lot like IndyCar Racing, which many people will find to be a ...

Review - Novastorm (DOS, 1994)

Have you ever noticed just how many of the arcade games that come out for the PC are really ter...

Review - Quarantine (DOS, 1994)

Kemo City wasn't always so bad. Why, back at the beginning of the 21st century, it was a beauti...

Review - Transport Tycoon (DOS, 1994)

Microprose is certainly no stranger to quality strategy games. The company's history is so clut...

Review - U.S. Navy Fighters (DOS, 1994)

Unfortunately, very few ever get the privilege of serving their nation as naval aviators, but E...

Review - Zephyr (DOS, 1994)

Let's talk about concepts for a minute here – specifically the concept of the racing/shooting g...