1000 Games for Windows is a shareware compilation disc once found in the Harvey Norman bargain bins of the early 2000s. On the surface it appears to be a fairly standard disc filled with a variety of smaller games and programming experiments from around the world. On it, there’s classic kids adventure games like Jiji and the Mysterious Forest, a copy of Earthworm Jim that’s likely illegal and demos for a bunch of popular games like Indy’s Desktop Adventures and SimCity 2000. There’s also an entire transcript of the infamous OJ Simpson trial sitting in the data of an OJ Simpson trivia game included on the disc.
For context, this discovery came about when I decided to whip out my old PC game collection and relive the good old days. I’m a big fan of never throwing anything out on the odd chance I’ll need it again later.