By now you have to know I am a Myst fan. Myst was the first non-violent computer game I got to play. This article is about some of the goings on related to Myst and the company that made the game: Cyan Inc. I am seeing more activity from them recently, meaning this year. In this economy and considering their past belt tightening I think this suggests a change is starting to become apparent. But, only time will tell.
I tend to notice things Cyan and Myst. What I have noticed recently; the Myst Online forum software was updated, a new Cyan Worlds Forum was added that is an umbrella for all the Cyan games/apps, Cyan updated their Cyan Worlds web site, and their Cyan Facebook page is active. Plus there are rumors of a new product that is to be released in September 2013.
The year 2013 is Cyan’s 20th anniversary of the original Myst Game, which was the world’s top selling video game until the SIMs came along and took over. So, we are seeing some effort by Cyan Worlds to commemorate the anniversary.
Fans are making lots of plans to celebrate with various events in Cyan’s MMOG: Myst Online: Uru Live, now free to play.
Recently Riven, a Myst sequal, was released for iOS. (January 2013)
Cyan Stars & History
As part of the celebrating Cyan Worlds has been publishing a series of well written articles on the people that worked on the Myst series of games and what they are doing now. Cyan-Myst fans, much like Second Life fans, tend to follow those that made a game they enjoy. So, these are an interesting articles for Cyan-Myst fans.
I’ve used the Facebook links. Please LIKE as you check them out. Some are just short notes that lead to other articles.
January 27, 2013 – Mike Ando, Riven Dagger History – See image immediately above.
March 29, 2013 – 9 Things You Don’t Know About Myst
April 2, 2013 – Ryan Miller, co-creator of Myst.
April 19, 2013 – Jeff Dunham – a super fan – Keys for Easter Egg in Myst iPad.
June 19, 2013 – Manny Trembley
August 13, 2013 – Mark DeForest – Steve Hoogendyk
LIKE Cyan Inc. on Facebook to keep up with new articles.
For more information about Myst visit the sites linked to or contact the D’ni Refugees in Second Life.