Myst binds a special place in a hearts of many. Released in 1993, it was distinct any video diversion many had seen during a time — and yet, a DNA lingers in large games expelled today. It was also a diversion that done tens of thousands of kids desire their relatives for a CD drive.
With a game’s 25th anniversary usually months away, Myst has found itself in a place no one could have likely in ’93: Kickstarter.
The game’s strange developers, Cyan, have managed to get a rights to all 7 games in a Myst universe, and have turned to Kickstarter to re-release it as one large box set. After rising this morning with a aim of lifting $247,500 dollars, it’s already crushed by a idea and is now sitting a bit bashful of $500,000.
The games enclosed in a set:
- Myst: Masterpiece edition
- Riven: The supplement to Myst
- Myst 3: Exile
- Myst 4: Revelation
- Myst 5: End of Ages
- Uru: Complete Chronicles
- realMyst: Masterpiece (the 3D Myst re-make expelled in 2000)
$49 gets we digital copies of any game, while $99 gets we DVD copies in a box built to demeanour like a Myst book. Tiers above that embody a garland of real-world goodies, from a distraction of Gehn’s in-game pen/inkwell to original, hand-drawn judgment art.
Oh, and they built a friggin’ Linking book, finish with a 800×480 LCD shade that plays video fly-throughs of a game’s environments when a book is opened. (For a unfamiliar: in a Myst universe, “Linking books” ride those that hold a book to a far-off destination.)
They’ve updated a games to work on “modern systems,, though there’s a bit of a good news/bad news conditions there. The good news: it’ll work on Windows 10. The bad news: many of a games won’t work on MacOS. That’s a bit of a drag, given that a array started a life on a Mac — though Cyan says removing all using on a Mac would take resources they “just don’t have.” Cyan records that while they’ll continue to sell a updated games once a Kickstarter is over, a special box set is a Kickstarter-only deal.
As arstechnica points out, most of a Myst array is already accessible for Windows 10 — usually Myst III and IV had never been updated for compatibility, as a rights were hold by a opposite publisher. But this Kickstarter brings it all together for a whole new generation, with some real-world treats thrown in for a longtime fans.