Alter Ego
by Activision
(Male version)

A lot of collectors seem to be after this title, despite the fact that it's not quite an adventure game. It's a simulation of an actual human life, with choices and experiences compiled by an actual psychologist after interviews with hundreds of different kinds of people. Still, it fits easily under the broad category of "interactive fiction".

Of particular interest is the fact that two distinct versions of the software were available, one for each gender, with a different set of experiences. Really a fascinating piece of software, and easily my favorite game of this type. (The mid-1980s saw a number of these, including Electronic Arts' Timothy Leary's Mind Mirror and Human Edge's Mind Prober.)

The scan above shows the male package (no pun or double entendre intended).


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