Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'myst'

Making navigation work

I've been playing a bunch of mobile games this spring (for no reason except that I played a lot of PC games over the winter) and I keep thinking about navigation. Here's a navigation scheme which is common in casual...

Quern: Undying Thoughts: design ruminations

When the Obduction kickstarter fired up in 2013, it seemed like a good moment for adventure games in general. With Unity3D well-established and the Unreal 4 engine coming up, small teams were in a good position to produce really stellar...

My Obduction nonreview

Obduction is a really good adventure game. You should play it. I finished the game a week ago and I've had a heck of a time thinking of anything to say. To be sure, my Myst review was written in...

Mysterium news roundup

The Mysterium fan convention is going on this weekend in Salt Lake City. I'm not there, but the events have been streamed on Twitch so I've been able to follow along. The Starry Expanse team gave their annual report. This...

Mysterium news roundup

The Mysterium fan convention is going on this weekend in Salt Lake City. I'm not there, but the events have been streamed on Twitch so I've been able to follow along. The Starry Expanse team gave their annual report. This...

Point-of-view in The Witness: design ruminations

I played The Witness to an ending, and then I went back and played until I had finished it to my satisfaction. (504 +82. I looked at just two hints, and no thanks, I am not going to beat the...

Mysterium news roundup, 2015

Been a while since I cranked this machinery, hasn't it? Mysterium was in Boston this year. It was fun! There isn't a whole lot of news out of Myst fandom, but I can point at a few things. Obduction development...

Myst TV series acquired by Hulu

We noted last fall that Cyan had started developing a Myst TV series with Legendary Television. Yesterday this jumped forwards a notch: Hulu Lands 'Myst' Drama From Legendary TV (Deadline) After decades of efforts, Myst TV live-action show to debut...

Myst TV series suddenly appears on the horizon

Wow. I didn't see this coming, although in retrospect there were a couple of clues we might have picked up on. Cyan cuts deal with Legendary to create a TV series based on Myst (VentureBeat) Series Based on ‘Myst’ Games...

Mysterium news roundup

I didn't go to Mysterium this year. I wanted to; it was held in Spokane, so the attendees got to visit Cyan's offices and chat with Rand and Robyn Miller and basically geek out all over the place. It didn't...

RealMyst Masterpiece Edition

The updated RealMyst is now up on Steam (for Mac/Win). It also appeared on the Mac App Store briefly yesterday, but Cyan pulled it back out citing "a small issue". (It's not clear what the issue is, or if the...

The first Seltani Age jam!

Seltani has more or less graduated to beta status. (Fanfare, applause...) Note that I've dropped the "dev"; you can now reach the server at its permanent home, http://seltani.net/. To celebrate this, I am declaring an Age Jam! Stop by,...

RealMyst update news

Twenty years ago yesterday, Myst showed up on store shelves for the first time. Not a bad start to an era. Myst-related news has been thin recently, but Cyan took the anniversary opportunity to announce that they're working on a...

Seltani: an introduction

Last month I mentioned Seltani, my multiplayer hypertext Myst fan project. Here's a detailed introduction to Seltani, with lots of screenshots. (This is a version of a talk I gave a few weeks ago at Mysterium, the Myst fan convention....

Riven news post

The Mystery Hunt is over, after a record-breaking 73 hours. I was pretty much out of solving juice by Saturday afternoon. Sunday night, I tried to help out with an invisible-ink puzzle, and wound up setting the puzzle on fire....

Myst movie drama

The Myst movie project has been silent for several months. We just got an update, which describes a bunch of turmoil and sadness within the project team: In our initial informal meetings with every major studio in town and their...

RealMyst for iPad

As promised, Cyan's port of RealMyst for iPad has just hit the iOS App Store. It requires an iPad 2 or the new (third-gen) iPad. Cyan's original promos also promised support for the newest iPhone, but apparently they couldn't make...

A couple of Myst links

Heather Larkin has started adapting The Book of Atrus as a web comic. (This is the first of the three Myst novels, written by David Wingrove from Robin and Rand Miller's storylines.) The comic starts with Atrus as a child,...

Myst for the classroom?

With little fanfare, this press release appeared yesterday: idoodlesoftware inc., an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning, announced that it has signed an exclusive, global licensing agreement with Cyan Worlds, Inc....

Myst Online source release

More than two years ago, Cyan announced that they would be releasing the server and client source code for Myst Online: Uru Live. It hasn't happened quickly. Any release takes time and effort, I know very well, and Cyan has...

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