History Videogame / Myst

11th Apr '18 10:15:48 AM ProfessorDetective
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Oh, and there's now a licensed tabletop roleplaying game for the setting, ''[[http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146508/Unwritten-Adventures-in-the-Ages-of-MYST-and-Beyond-PDF?term=Unwritten Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond]]'' as well.

On April 9th, 2018, Cyan Worlds announced that to honor the 25th anniversary of the game, they would be re-releasing all of the official games in formats compatible with modern systems; furthermore, they unveiled [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/myst-25th-anniversary-collection a kickstarter campaign]] to fund a special limited-edition run of the multi-game collection. The campaign met its funding goal in less than 24 hours.

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Oh, and there's now a licensed tabletop roleplaying game for the setting, ''[[http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146508/Unwritten-Adventures-in-the-Ages-of-MYST-and-Beyond-PDF?term=Unwritten com/product/146509/ Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond]]'' as well.

On April 9th, 2018, Cyan Worlds announced that to honor the 25th anniversary of the game, they would be re-releasing all of the official games in formats compatible with modern systems; furthermore, they unveiled [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/myst-25th-anniversary-collection a kickstarter Kickstarter campaign]] to fund a special limited-edition run of the multi-game collection. The campaign met its funding goal in less than 24 hours.



* GiganticMoon: The moon in Myst understandably bears no resemblance to our moon, but the one in Channelwood is unbelieveably ''huge''.

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* GiganticMoon: The moon in Myst understandably bears no resemblance to our moon, but the one in Channelwood is unbelieveably unbelievably ''huge''.



* UnbrokenFirstPersonPerspective: All five games use a conistent first-person perspective in order to maintain a FeaturelessProtagonist. ''URU'' is an exception, but it's more of a GaidenGame in many ways.

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* UnbrokenFirstPersonPerspective: All five games use a conistent consistent first-person perspective in order to maintain a FeaturelessProtagonist. ''URU'' is an exception, but it's more of a GaidenGame in many ways.
10th Apr '18 5:24:28 PM Generality
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On April 9th, 2018, Cyan Worlds announced that to honor the 25th anniversary of the game, they would be re-releasing all of the official games in formats compatible with modern systems; furthermore, they unveiled [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/myst-25th-anniversary-collection a kickstarter campaign]] to fund a special limited-edition run of the multi-game collection. The campaign met its funding goal in less than 24 hours.
18th Mar '18 8:28:13 AM Jake
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* EmptyRoomPsych: Subverted with Sirrus and Achenar's bedrooms. They both have several items that can be interacted with, but none of them are useful for solving any puzzles and generally seem to serve no purpose except adding a bit of background detail and insight into their characters... but they actually serve as a very important clue to the very last puzzle of all: Which of the sons of Atrus should you trust? [[spoiler: Neither, as it turns out.]]
26th Jan '18 3:24:02 PM GoldenKeyblade
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At one point, there were plans for an independently produced (but still approved by the Miller brothers) FilmOfTheBook (the ''Book of Ti'ana'' to be precise). The scriptwriters kept a daily-updated blog about their progress, with some rather odd digressions about their personal lives in connection with the project. However, those plans [[DevelopmentHell apparently fell through]]. Instead, Cyan partnered with the TV branch of Creator/LegendaryPictures to create a TV series based on the franchise, with an accompanying game.

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At one point, there were plans for an independently produced (but still approved by the Miller brothers) FilmOfTheBook (the ''Book of Ti'ana'' to be precise). The scriptwriters kept a daily-updated blog about their progress, with some rather odd digressions about their personal lives in connection with the project. However, those plans [[DevelopmentHell apparently fell through]]. Instead, Cyan partnered with the TV branch of Creator/LegendaryPictures to create a TV series based on the franchise, with an accompanying game.
game...[[HistoryRepeats both of which]] ''[[HistoryRepeats also]]'' [[HistoryRepeats seem to be trapped in]] DevelopmentHell (albeit with a little more hope, given that the developers still occasionally reference the series, whereas the movie project has gone utterly silent for some time).
21st Dec '17 1:22:13 AM jameygamer
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* VideogameCaringPotential

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15th Dec '17 11:42:09 AM Anddrix
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''Myst'' is famous for its mind-bending logic puzzles and lack of character interaction - most of the games feature only a handful of {{NPC}}s and very little dialogue. Unsurprisingly, adventure fans are heavily divided over the merits of the game, with most players [[LoveItOrHateIt falling firmly into the 'love' or 'hate' camps]]. It has even been accused of [[GenreKiller helping to hasten the 'death' of adventure games]], even though many gamers were introduced to the genre by ''Myst'' and its sequels.

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''Myst'' is famous for its mind-bending logic puzzles and lack of character interaction - most of the games feature only a handful of {{NPC}}s and very little dialogue. Unsurprisingly, adventure fans are heavily divided over the merits of the game, with most players [[LoveItOrHateIt falling firmly into the 'love' or 'hate' camps]].camps. It has even been accused of [[GenreKiller helping to hasten the 'death' of adventure games]], even though many gamers were introduced to the genre by ''Myst'' and its sequels.
6th Jul '17 11:32:36 AM Sharlee
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** There's an EasterEgg reference to ''Mythbusters'' hidden away in [[spoiler: the docked ship's crow's nest]] in ''RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition'', reachable only in free-roam mode.

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** There's an EasterEgg reference to ''Mythbusters'' hidden away in [[spoiler: the docked ship's crow's nest]] in ''RealMyst: ''[=RealMyst=]: Masterpiece Edition'', reachable only in free-roam mode.
6th Jul '17 11:31:59 AM Sharlee
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** There's an EasterEgg reference to ''Mythbusters'' hidden away in [[spoiler: the docked ship's crow's nest]] in ''RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition'', reachable only in free-roam mode.
17th Jun '17 9:58:47 PM omega05
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* VideoGameRemake: ''[=realMyst=]'', a fully free-roaming 3D update to the original with a new age.

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* VideoGameRemake: ''[=realMyst=]'', a fully free-roaming 3D update to the original with a new age. This was actually made by Cyan to test the game engine that would be used for ''Uru''.
23rd May '17 9:39:23 PM LesleyDrakken
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: The Terahnee in general]].



** And if you read up on D'ni history, it seems they were the equivalent of Luddites to the civilization they descended from. The Ronay and their heirs, the Terahnee, seemed utterly convinced of their own superiority and lived lavish lifestyles at the expense of the resources and inhabitants of the Ages they plundered. The lesson seems to be that no civilization can remain humble while it has the power to access any imaginable world at a whim.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: [[spoiler: Terahnee, to a [[{{nightmare fuel}} nightmarish level.]]]]



* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification: The Terahnee, seen in the tie-in novel ''The Book of D'ni'', take the cake for pointless malice. With their Book-writing ability, they have unlimited access to land and resources, and indeed among their own kind even the very poor live in huge mansions, control land the size of a small country, barely work and spend most of their time in pursuit of the arts or playing extravagant games. However, the Terahnee decided that, with unlimited access to natural resources, the power source of their civilization should be slave labor. Because they see themselves as superior to other races, they enslave them and force them to work in backbreaking labor until death, while being carefully trained to never make a sound or be seen by their masters.



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: ''Everything'' in Terahnee.
* PunnyName: Say "Terahnee" out loud a couple times... Many D'ni words are merely English words with a strong accent. Gahreesen, for instance, is a garrison.

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: ''Everything'' in Terahnee.
* PunnyName: Say "Terahnee" out loud a couple times... Many D'ni words are merely English words with a strong accent. Gahreesen, for instance, is a garrison.



* TownWithADarkSecret: [[spoiler:Terahnee]] is a ''country'' with a dark secret. [[spoiler:Atrus and company find this out almost too late.]]



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler:Terahnee]] in ''Book of D'ni''.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks[=/=]ComesGreatResponsibility: The Terahnee and D'ni ways, respectively.
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