Myst | Retro Gaming | Infinite Grenade Launcher Podcast | Level 215

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Myst | Retro Gaming | Infinite Grenade Launcher Podcast | Level 215


 Infinite Grenade Launcher players return to days of past future for more Retro Gaming. This time find themselves teleported to a mysterious island (before LOST made it mainstream) and find many mysteries await them in Myst.

 

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Myst is a puzzle adventure game designed by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller for their company Cyan and was published by Brøderbund in 1993 for (the leviathan) Apple Macintosh home computers. It was one of the first CD-ROM’s, which may not sound exciting but was pretty cool back then as did the (then revolutionary) pre-rendered 3D graphics, which looked amazing on the PC screen.

myst walkway

Myst’s popularity contributed to the CD-ROM’s early success. After its release to IBM-compatible PCs in 1994, Myst quickly grew to become the best-selling PC game of all time until The Sims came out in 2002. The OG also inspired a continuing game franchise with four direct sequels,  spin-off games and even three novels.

It’s a beautiful, story driven game that sprawls across massive worlds you must traverse in a way that feels real, in that things move more slowly so each sound you hear and page you find resonate with meaning. Current games like the Bioshock franchise owe it a great debt in terms of storytelling, world building, and imagination.

Myst bookcase

Take a page from our book and press start on the podcast for our full report:



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