The game developer company Cyan brings this island puzzle game to life with groundbreaking 3D graphics and a compelling storyline. The player deemed as The Stranger is tasked with solving the mystery of the deceivingly serene island of Myst. Being one of the first games ever to be put on a CD-ROM, this game is an instant classic. Myst was the most popular PC game from its release in 1993 to 2002. From its pioneering format and success, Myst became a template for games that came after it.
Myst is a point and click adventure, puzzle game featuring many scenes for the player to explore. These scenes were pre-rendered and feature videos that were inserted to create the animation effects, in order to give the player a more immersive and engaging experience with the game. Additionally, the game’s soundtrack adds to the sense of adventure and mystery which allows the player to be captivated by this fantasy world. To play the game, the player must click through the meticulously crafted and brilliantly constructed scenes and search for items and clues to solve the island’s mystery. This game has no time limit, though was made to played through in about 40 hours. It also contains no harmful environments, so the player cannot be killed in anyway. This feature gives Myst a “no pressure” and relaxed feel.
While the game can be used to relax, it also engages the imagination and challenges the mind with its series of puzzles, so be prepared to access your clever side. In terms of storyline gameplay, the world’s main character, Atrus enlists the player’s help in discovering what happened to him and what secrets the island of Myst holds. He disappears from the player’s view, but his book is left behind. Opening the book and clicking on the animated picture transports the player to the curious island of Myst.
When the player reaches the library, the mystery of the island starts to get more intriguing. The library encompasses many burned books, but contains two suspiciously untouched red and blue books. It is later discovered that within the books are Atrus’ two sons, but pages of these books are missing. In order to get their story of what happened upon the island, the player must travel to different lands called Ages to find the missing blue and red pages. Putting the books back together and listening to each version of the the island’s past events, leads the player to a decision on who to trust and who to ultimately help. Stepping into the mystical and magical world of Myst, will surely bring hours of fun and intrigue with its enchanting gameplay. Myst is truly a time-honored favorite and a must-play for people of all ages.
We might have the game available for more than one platform. Myst is currently available on these platforms: