Archive

Myst Online: Uru (A)Live Again

Posted Thu, Jul 03, 2008 by Medeor

Cyan Worlds reaches agreement to retain Myst Online.

In a letter to the world, Chogan of Cyan Worlds provides the roadmap that will bring Myst Online back online. While the cheers are being sung, Chogan does point out some issues as they clear the cobwebs and dust bunnies off the boxes through:

"We've got some good news. GameTap and Cyan Worlds have reached an agreement that would return the rights of Myst Online to Cyan Worlds! We're very excited, but at the same time, there are some hurdles to overcome. Cyan Worlds is currently operating at a reduced capacity. We're not in a position where we have plenty of resources and people to bring MO back fast and furiously. But we've got a plan, and we'd like to run it past you - our fans and supporters."

Promising to fire up the servers and forums, Cyan Worlds appears to be moving as quickly (yet prudently) as possible. From the content and tone of the forum posts, Cyan Worlds is rolling up its sleeves and will need the community to do the same for this grass roots revival. Cyan Worlds provides detailed methods for handing over portions of the operations to the fans themselves. Again, while this may appear to be purely cost containment, these ideas may also provide a boon to the fans that are ready, willing and able to provide user-based content and support to the game they play. These efforts are needed and appreciated by the developer and contributing fan base, but also provide benefits to the rest of the community. A virtual win-win-win scenario.

More information and the rest of the roadmap can be found on their forums.

stargate-worlds-screenshot

Curious about a game that never made it to the retail shelves, or shut down before it had its chance to shine?

Features, Opinions
Mon, Sep 27, 2010
borticus
Myst_Online_01.jpg

In February 2010 Cyan Worlds, developers of the online incarnation of the popular Myst series of single player games, brought new life into the game with the aptly titled

Download, Media
Thu, Mar 11, 2010
Sardu
mystonline002

With the recent resurrection of Myst Online: Uru Live Again, Ten Ton Hammer puzzled out the tough quests to get to the bottom of the story.

Features, Interviews
Mon, Mar 01, 2010
mattlow
Loading_Logo.jpg
In a rare turn of events, Myst Online: Uru Live makes a comeback. Will it be able to stick around this time?
Loading...
Tue, Feb 09, 2010
B. de la Durantaye

News from around the 'Net