Alice: An Interactive Museum

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Alice: An Interactive Museum
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First release 1991
Also known as N/A
Developed by Toshiba EMI
Published by Synergy Inc.
Distributed by Synergy Inc.
Platforms Macintosh, Windows
Resolution (unknown)
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Support Since ScummVM 2.5.0
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Alice: An Interactive Museum is a multimedia experience created by Haruhiko Shono and published by Toshiba EMI. At first appearance it seems to be simply a virtual art gallery featuring the artwork of Kuniyoshi Kaneko, but it turns out to be a whole adventure with secrets and surprises.

Originally intended as a CD-ROM that merely contained digital transfers of Kaneko's paintings. But after spending a lot of time with Shono, it transformed into an interactive work. Shono wanted to capture Kaneko's "bewitching" studio in digital form through interactivity. He wanted you to poke around Kaneko's space just as he did. There were no digital cameras used so all the photos are scans of analog photos.[1]

Considered one of the first multimedia "toys," rather than a "game." It was a breakthrough for the medium.

Won the AVA Multimedia Grand Prix MITI 's Minister's Prize in 1991.