The player is the Stranger, an unknown person mysteriously transported to the island of Myst. Alone and without clues, the Stranger must solve the mysteries and discover the secrets of this strange place.

Directors:

Rand Miller, Robyn C. Miller (as Robyn Charles Miller)

Writers:

Rand Miller (manual), Laurie Strand (manual)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Rand Miller Rand Miller ... Achenar / Atrus (uncredited)
Robyn C. Miller Robyn C. Miller ... Sirrus (uncredited)
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Storyline

You have found a book called Myst. It describes an island world in very great detail. As you put your hand on the last page, your world dissolves to black and you fall to the world that was just described. You figure that the ending has not yet been written. Now, to get out, the player has to explore what are called "Ages," solve puzzles, and get out of Myst. Written by Director9ff <Director9ff@aol.com>

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Certificate:

E

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Realmyst See more »

Company Credits

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Atari,Cyan Inc.,Sunsoft See more »
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With over 10 million copies of Myst sold, it is one of the best-selling PC games. See more »

Goofs

At the time Sirrus and Achenar became trapped in the red and blue books, both Atrus and Catherine were unable to return to Myst. So who was left to tear the pages from the red and blue books, and scatter them across the Myst worlds *after* Sirrus and Achenar were inside? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Atrus: I realized the moment I fell into the fissure, that the book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, and I must admit however, such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed... and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending ...
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Alternate Versions

"Myst: Masterpiece Edition" for the PC and Mac has numerous changes and enhancements:
  • 24-bit color graphics as opposed to the original 256 color graphics
  • Digitally re-mastered music and new 16-bit sound effects (the original had 8-bit sounds)
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It may be hard but it's way cool and atmospheric.
26 September 2004 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

You really do get the feel of absolute abandon and isolation while playing Myst. The graphics may be rather dated now (especially compared to the modern graphics in Uru and Myst IV) but it's easy to get immersed in the quiet, lonely environment and believe your actually there. The sound effects and music are slight and subtle rather than overbearing like in other video games.

Since Myst the franchise has indeed developed and evolved. People still tend to think of them and point and click slide shows. Which isn't very fair. Yes, Myst is this way, though it was made 11 years ago and graphic cards back then were not the frontiers of technology they are today.

A lot of patience and intelligence is needed to solve the puzzles and put the clues together. A lot of reading and note-taking is required and those looking for shoot-em-ups and violence should look elsewhere.

Myst is, indeed, a game for the refined gamer.


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