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Posts tagged “Cyan Worlds”

The entire Myst series now plays nice with modern PCs

Credit where it's due, while GOG aren't quite as retro-focused as they used to be (now playing the role of a more traditional games store) they've still got that magical touch for making older games work on newer systems. Until today, Cyan World's genre-defining Myst adventure series has been incomplete on PC. One of the big promises of Cyan's big collector's edition kickstarter in April was that…

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Myst celebrates 25 years with a 7-game collectors box

As much as we love to snark about Myst and its obtuse puzzles around here, it's hard to deny the nearly 25-year-old adventure series' influence on the industry. Developers Cyan are aiming to celebrate the upcoming anniversary with the release of a boxed collectors edition release of all seven games in the series, polished up, tweaked and tuned to make them all play nice with modern machines…

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Myst studio Cyan enter the Virtual Age with Firmament

Cyan Worlds have never been one to leave a new frontier unexplored. As naff as Myst may seem by modern adventure standards, it went a long way to put the CD-ROM medium on the map for PC and Mac gaming. Uru Live may have fallen through, but it was ahead of its time when it came to delivering community-driven MMO concepts. Now, they're taking a direct…

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Myst Me? Cyan Release Obduction

"Myst!" cry the history books. "The game that launch'd a thousand CD-ROM drives!" Though our own Walker the Contrarian might say, I imagine, that what's best in life is "To crush your enemies, see them play Riven before you, to hear the lamentations of their comments." But stuff the history books and stuff John, this is right here, right now, and today Myst developers Cyan…

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Myst Creator’s Obduction Obducts $1.1m From Wallets

Myst and Riven developer Cyan still hasn't offered much in the way of substantial content (beyond a few largely vague "here's what we're hoping to do" descriptions) for exploration puzzler Obduction, but that hasn't stopped it from beaming up enough money to begin chewing up and spitting its strange, globular gumball world onto our desks in earnest. The game's Kickstarter was originally seeking $1.1m, and…

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Ages Beyond Uru: Cyan’s Myst Successor On Kickstarter

It's not hard to see why once-legendary developers who've lost their way flock to Kickstarter. Second chances are rare, especially in an industry where a single dud can sink entire 100-person studios. Rebirths and reinventions, meanwhile, used to be damn near unheard of. But now it's all possible, and wouldn't you know it? Everyone you fondly remember from your childhood is coming out of the woodwork.…

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Oh-Oh, Uru: Myst Online Goes Open Source

Myst Online cannot die. It has been struck down and risen again on endless occasions. And now, it seems it is ascending to some kind of internet immortality by becoming an open source project. Cyan's "Rand" explains: "Today we are announcing that the sources for the MOULA client engine and development tools (CyanWorlds.com Engine) will be made available as open source. At the same time,…

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Uru Goes Gnuru

Myst-MMO, Uru Live, is to go fully open source. The MMO has had a troubled existence, managing the impressive feat of being axed twice, and yet still existing. Having been published by Ubisoft, then picked up by Gametap, Eurogamer report that the third attempt to revive it, developer Cyan World's Myst Online Restoration Experiment (MORE), has also gone titsup. Their response is a rather exciting…

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Myst Offline II: The Offlinening

There's a document on my desktop that is entitled "Myst Online Adventures" and it contains a few lines about my first few steps in the famously underwhelming MMO. I was going to go back and do a bit of investigative playtesting for RPS japes, but sadly that document's completion would be useless for anything other than historical record: Myst Online will close in 59 days…

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