Looking for a mid-1990s edutainment title for Apple Macintosh - supposedly about books and reading competitions - which needed a teacher-provided password to start
In the mid-1990s my elementary school (for context: an excessively well-funded International School in South-East Asia) was all-Mac - mostly LC 500-series computers with a handful of LC 5200-series as well.
These computers all had legitimately licensed and installed copies of Dinopark Tycoon, SimAnt, SimCity 2000, SimTower, The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary, and a smattering of other Maxis games - and more actual educational titles like Number Munchers, Mavis Beacon, Carmen Sandiego - etc - penalties were harsh for playing those games when we weren't supposed to - like losing pizza privileges on Pizza Fridays - or something... (this was 22 years ago...)
Other games and titles were also preinstalled and maintained by the campus' IT folks but they needed the CD in the computer to play (like Myst) - but there was one other title I spotted on a few of the computers that didn't need a CD to run - and I don't remember what it was called.
When it started-up, you were presented with an illustration of the front-door of some club on a city street with an image of a video monitor where the box-office booth would be. When you clicked on the buzzer or door the video monitor would show a small, short, black-and-white video (of a human actor!) where he says you need a password to start the program that you can get from the teacher or librarian or something - so I dutifully asked the librarian what the password for this was and she said it was a game/competition thing used whenever there was some major reading competition in the elementary school and as there wasn't a competition or event going on there wasn't a password for her to give to me - so I clicked the cancel button on the game's password prompt and the actor in the video apologised and said you needed a password to continue.
As the title had actual video played by actors I assume it had high production values, especially for an edutainment title, so it must be a widely marketed and successful product and easily recognizable... I hope... right?
I suppose the main unique thing about this title (was it actually a game?) was that it required a password from the teacher to get past the welcome-screen and this was a feature built-in to the application software and not anything like FoolProof or AtEase just getting in the way of our fun.
I remember this happening sometime in 1998 - or early 1999 at the very latest. The computers were running a mix of System 7 and MacOS 8 - if that helps.
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