The game you remember is called Majestic. The following are some
descriptions of the game:
"Majestic is an exclusive online entertainment experience that places
players in the center of a grand, sinister conspiracy, an unfolding
mystery-adventure where the line between reality and fantasy is
"Majestic delivers its engrossing, cutting-edge experience through
familiar devices such as the user's web browser, AOL's Instant
Messenger service, e-mail, the telephone and fax. Using these tools
the player is placed at the center of his or her own intricate
mystery, suspense thriller. The Majestic player assumes the leading
role, interacting with other characters, uncovering clues, solving
puzzles, searching for answers, resolving challenges, all which
engages the player and drives the plot forward. "
Game revolution: Majestic
"...Majestic makes you the star of a thriller that unfolds around you
-- and not just when you're seated at your PC. The game's characters
will call you on your telephone, send you faxes and e-mail, or summon
you via AOL Instant Messaging. It's up to you to advance the story by
solving puzzles using the clues you get in various media..."
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