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Real MYST (iPad)

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Description

The original Myst is revamped for the new millennium, in 3D: dynamic and fully interactive with day and night condition cycles, changing weather, and real-time lighting effects. Unlike in the original version, with its "screen by screen" navigation and pre-rendered images that represented locations, Real Myst allows the player to physically explore the game's world and includes a fully rotatable camera.

The remake also adds a fifth "Age" (a world created by the power of human imagination), called the Rime Age, and a new available ending.

Screenshots

Real MYST iPad Intro falling into the fissure yet again
Real MYST iPad Loading (or linking)
Real MYST iPad Inside the library
Real MYST iPad Imager message

Alternate Titles

  • "realMYST" -- Common title
  • "Myst Dimensions" -- First working title
  • "Myst3D" -- Second working title

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Trivia

Myst co-creator Robyn Miller did not like Real MYST, saying it was an attempt to exploit the brand name and "definitely wasn't how we originally envisioned Myst, as was promoted." [Source: Retro Gamer Magazine, Load 59]

Related Web Sites

  • Real MYST (official website)
  • realMyst: Mini Guide to Rime (Solution guide for the new age, Rime.)
  • Zarf's Review (A review of Real MYST by Anrew Plotkin, which compares the 3D remake to the original Myst and discusses the overall design in both (July, 2002).)
Techademus (331) added Real MYST (iPad) on Jun 14, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10736) and Kabushi (155164)