Myst Online: URU Live News

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    To say that Myst Online: URU Live has had a rather odd run would be an understatement. The game has proven that it has more lives than a cat and has the ability to adapt an amazing number of ways and it still keeps coming back for more. In 2008, Gametap discontinued service for the game, but Cyan Worlds acquired the rights to title later that year and in December 2008, Cyan Worlds announced that it would make the game's assets open source.

    It's been a slow process and many have wondered what happened to the game since that announcement, but developer Cyan Worlds is back in the news and the open source bells are once again ringing. In a recent announcement picked up by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Cyan Worlds and jointly announced the open source delivery of the Engine client and 3ds Max plugin, aka Plasma, the engine used to power Myst Online: Uru Live.

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    Fri, Apr 08, 2011
  • Who doesn't love a good gear?

    If you're a fan of mind-boggling puzzles and grinding gears, you'll be excited to hear that the latest episode of Myst Online: URU Live (the 8th one) is set to debut on September 8th.

    From the press release:

    GameTap is launching "Deception," the newest episode in Myst Online: Uru Live this Saturday, September 8th. Players can continue the journey that has already featured all-new puzzles, all-new Ages, and brand new storylines.

    Thu, Sep 06, 2007
  • Rumors of war? I want real war!

    Myst Online unveiled their latest chapter yesterday.

    The newly-elected D’ni Restoration Council (DRC) releases its first Age - Jalak. Though Cate Alexander has been elected to lead the DRC, there still remains a power struggle within the Council and it begins to spread throughout the cavern. Also, rumors of a war continue to grow as a voice from the past returns to offer new hope.

    Read more at the Myst Online: Uru Live site.

    Tue, Jul 31, 2007
  • Gametap becomes available for Mac-based gamers, bringing the total Mac playable games from around three to over several hundred.

    Trangaming Inc. announced today that they will be releasing an Intel-based Mac version of their gaming platform, Gametap. Gametap offers many classic titles as well as newer games like Myst Online, so this is great news for anyone who loves games but doesn't like PCs.

    Tue, Jul 10, 2007
  • Mac users can now join the critically acclaimed “Myst Online: Uru Live” as new content continues to flourish

    A press release brings the good news to Mac users that they too can now enjoy Myst Online.

    Mac users can experience the adventure and puzzle-solving elements and visually-stunning worlds of “Myst Online: Uru Live” via TransGaming Inc’s Cider portability engine which enables PC games to run on the Intel Mac OS. Additionally, new content and upgrades to “Myst Online: Uru Live” will be simultaneous and transparent to users on both Mac and PC platforms – an essential element in ensuring a fluid and harmonious experience between all players.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Wed, Mar 21, 2007
  • Launch Date Release

    In a press release issued today, we learn that the upcoming Myst Online will launch on Feb. 15th.

    Mark your calendars! GameTap is proud to announce Thursday, February 15th, as the official release date for the highly anticipated debut of "Myst Online: Uru Live." This new adventure-driven take on the massively multiplayer online game genre will feature the ongoing release of new content and will become simultaneously available in fourteen countries around the world.

    Read the full press release to learn more.

    Thu, Jan 25, 2007
  • Gametap To Launch New World For "Myst Online: Uru Live" And To Release Title For Macintosh

    Two major announcements hit today in this press release.

    In preparation of the highly anticipated early 2007 release of "Myst Online: Uru Live", two major developments are being announced. Currently in beta release, a new area of the city and an all-new, never-before-seen Age are being released tomorrow, January 19.

    GameTap is also proud to announce that a Macintosh compatible version of Myst Online is in active development by TransGaming Inc., which will bring the world of Uru to Macintosh users for the first time.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the press release.

    Thu, Jan 18, 2007
  • Site and podcast: hit or Myst?

    Some news today for fans of the Myst series of games: the MMORPG Myst Online: Uru Live now has a new home on the Interwebs, and GameTap has simultaneously released the first official Myst Online podcast.

    The podcast features Myst co-creator Rand Miller providing his thoughts on the game and explaining how the intrigue-driven nature of “Myst Online: Uru Live” differentiates it from the rampant combat-focused style of most other massively multiplayer online games currently available.

    Click here to see the Myst Online site launch / podcast press release. You can also check out some preliminary Myst Online screenshots right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Dec 13, 2006
  • New Website and Podcast Announced

    In a press release issued today we're told that GameTap has launched not only a podcast, but a website for Myst Online.

    Today GameTap released its first podcast in support of the highly anticipated launch of "Myst Online: Uru Live" which is available for download and hosting from the all new website. The podcast features Myst co-creator Rand Miller providing his thoughts on the game and explaining how the intrigue-driven nature of "Myst Online: Uru Live" differentiates it from the rampant combat-focused style of most other massively multiplayer online games currently available.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more!

    Tue, Dec 12, 2006
  • Sick of console launch stories that read like a zombie b-movie script?

    Not all gamers are out to make a buck on Ebay, and GameTap, publishers of Myth Online: URU Live, and the new "Thanks4Giving" initiative seek to reward giving gamers who donate to charities with a free month of GameTap and maybe even a retail copy of a game or two.

    Thanks4Giving is an on-line fundraising event that combines video games and philanthropy. Powered by, Thanks4Giving enables gamers to pledge dollar amounts to one of three major children’s charities in return for one free month of GameTap and premier game titles from

    Thanks4Giving starts today and goes through December 24, 2006. Gamers can go to to make a donation of $20 or more to any of the designated charities and they will receive four free weeks of GameTap, a great holiday stocking stuffer for anyone.

    Head over to for details.

    Tue, Nov 21, 2006
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