Myst

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Myst is a graphic adventure puzzle video game designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.wikipedia
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Cyan Worlds

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It was developed by Cyan, Inc., published by Brøderbund, and released on the Macintosh platform in 1993. The final game in the Myst saga was Myst V: End of Ages, developed by Cyan Worlds and released on September 19, 2005. The game's creative team consisted of brothers Rand and Robyn, with help from sound designer Chris Brandkamp, 3D artist and animator Chuck Carter, Richard Watson, Bonnie McDowall, and Ryan Miller, who together made up Cyan, Inc. Myst was the largest and most time-consuming collaboration Cyan had attempted at that point.
After Myst and its sequel Riven sold several million copies each, Cyan went on to create the massively multiplayer online adventure, Uru, which was cancelled and re-opened several times.

Robyn Miller

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Myst is a graphic adventure puzzle video game designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.
He served as co-designer of the popular computer game Myst, which held the title of best-selling computer game from its release in 1993 until the release of The Sims nine years later.

Rand Miller

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Myst is a graphic adventure puzzle video game designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.
He and brother Robyn Miller became famous due to the success of their computer game Myst, which remained the all-time bestselling computer game from its release in 1993 until that record was surpassed by The Sims nearly a decade later.

List of best-selling PC games

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The game was the best-selling PC game until The Sims exceeded its sales in 2002.

Spelunx

The Manhole and the games that followed—Cosmic Osmo and Spelunx—were specifically aimed at children and shared the same aesthetics: black-and-white graphics, point-and-click gameplay, a first-person point of view, and explorable worlds.
It was designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller (better known now as the creators of Myst).

Riven

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Initially, Cyan released the soundtrack via a mail-order service, but before the release of Mysts sequel, Riven, Virgin Records acquired the rights to release the soundtrack, and the CD was re-released on April 21, 1998.
Riven is a puzzle adventure video game and the sequel to Myst.

HyperCard

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Rand approached his brother with the idea of making an interactive storybook using HyperCard.
Nonetheless, HyperCard continued to be popular and used for a widening range of applications, from the game The Manhole, an earlier effort by the creators of Myst, to corporate information services, and many thousands in between.

The Manhole

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In his parents' basement—Robyn did not own a computer himself—Robyn began drawing pictures and creating a nonlinear story that would eventually become their first game, The Manhole.
It was created using the HyperTalk programming language by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller, who founded the company Cyan and would go on to produce the best-selling adventure game Myst.

Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel

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The Manhole and the games that followed—Cosmic Osmo and Spelunx—were specifically aimed at children and shared the same aesthetics: black-and-white graphics, point-and-click gameplay, a first-person point of view, and explorable worlds.
Cosmic Osmo was created by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller, who went on to form the company Cyan and develop the best-selling adventure game Myst.

StrataVision 3D

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Each scene was modeled and rendered in StrataVision 3D, with some additional modeling in Macromedia MacroModel.
One particular milestone was rendering the environment in the blockbuster game Myst entirely using StrataVision.

Myst III: Exile

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Myst III: Exile was released simultaneously for Macintosh and Windows systems in North America on May 7, 2001, and was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles.
While the preceding games in the series, Myst and Riven, were produced by Cyan Worlds and published by Brøderbund, Exile was developed by Presto Studios and published by Ubi Soft.

Nonviolent video game

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There are no obvious enemies, no physical violence, no time limit to complete the game, and no threat of dying at any point.
Similarly, in games such as realMyst, the player merely interacts with the environment by touching things in the first-person and the term "shooter" is seen to be objectively inaccurate.

Presto Studios

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Exile was not developed by Cyan; Presto Studios developed the title and Ubisoft published it. Taking place 10 years after the events of Riven, Exile reveals the reasons for Atrus' sons being imprisoned and the disastrous effects their greed caused.
Presto Studios was a computer game development company of the 1990s, especially famous for its award-winning The Journeyman Project series and the 2001 sequel to Cyan's hit Myst series, Myst III: Exile.

Characters of Myst

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These books are traps that hold Sirrus and Achenar, the sons of Atrus, who once lived on Myst island with his wife Catherine.
When the first game in the franchise, Myst, was created, all the characters were created from footage of live actors.

The 7th Guest

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Myst was named Best Adventure/Fantasy Role-Playing Game at the 1994 Codie awards, and received an honorable mention in Electronic Entertainments 1993 "Breakthrough Game" category, which ultimately went to The 7th Guest. Along with The 7th Guest, it was widely regarded as a killer application that accelerated the sales of CD-ROM drives.
This game, along with LucasArts' Star Wars: Rebel Assault and Brøderbund's Myst, helped promote the adoption of CD drives, which were not yet common.

Ubisoft

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Exile was not developed by Cyan; Presto Studios developed the title and Ubisoft published it. Taking place 10 years after the events of Riven, Exile reveals the reasons for Atrus' sons being imprisoned and the disastrous effects their greed caused.
The sale included the rights to intellectual properties such as the Myst and Prince of Persia series.

Adventure game

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Myst is a graphic adventure puzzle video game designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.
Colossal Cave Adventure is identified as the first such adventure game, first released in 1976, while other notable adventure game series include Zork, King's Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Myst.

Myst V: End of Ages

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The final game in the Myst saga was Myst V: End of Ages, developed by Cyan Worlds and released on September 19, 2005.
The first, "Classic mode", uses the same controls used in Myst and Riven; Ages are divided into locations of interest, or nodes, and the player's view is fixed at every node.

Ryan Miller (author)

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The game's creative team consisted of brothers Rand and Robyn, with help from sound designer Chris Brandkamp, 3D artist and animator Chuck Carter, Richard Watson, Bonnie McDowall, and Ryan Miller, who together made up Cyan, Inc. Myst was the largest and most time-consuming collaboration Cyan had attempted at that point.
Ryan is credited with writing the initial draft of the Book of Atrus for Myst.

Pyst

A parody computer game, Pyst, was released in 1996; the game is a satirical free roam of Myst island which had been apparently vandalized by frustrated visitors.
It was created as a parody of the highly successful adventure game Myst.

The Mysterious Island

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The game's name, as well as the overall solitary and mysterious atmosphere of the island, was inspired by the book The Mysterious Island by Verne.
The computer game Myst, released 1993, and several locations featured in the game were also inspired by Jules Verne's novel.

Jack Wall (composer)

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The music was composed by Jack Wall with assistance from Peter Gabriel.
It was also interesting to him, as it was a sequel to the first video game he had ever played, Myst.

Killer application

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Along with The 7th Guest, it was widely regarded as a killer application that accelerated the sales of CD-ROM drives.
Myst and The 7th Guest, both released in 1993, drove adoption of CD-ROM drives for personal computers.

Myst IV: Revelation

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The fourth entry in the series, Myst IV: Revelation, was released on September 10, 2004, and was developed and published entirely by Ubisoft.
Cyan, Myst and Rivens developer, set down "a certain number of rules" that Ubisoft had to follow, according to Lord, but otherwise the team was free to develop new ideas, keeping in the spirit of Myst lore.

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

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In addition to the main Myst saga, Cyan developed Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, which was released on November 14, 2003.
In Urus story, the video game Myst was created when the archeological leaders approached a development studio, Cyan, and asked them to create a game to educate the public about the D'ni. Myst sold millions of copies, and Cyan continued to produce games based on D'ni findings.