"Riven: The Sequel to Myst" for iOS - the massive island Age of Riven with all of its amazing detail, in the palm of your hand.
(Note: There is also now an enhanced version of Riven made specifically for the iPad.)
"Awesome" - 5 stars - by Jesse39
"Love it!" - 5 stars - by Wiredpup
"Absolutely excellent!" - 5 stars - by lmiller510
"finally" - 5 stars - by Sephiroth726
"Brilliant - almost art" - 5 stars - by Dlb362
"OMG FINALLY!!!!!!!" - 5 stars - by Bookie290
"Fantastic! Amazing!" - 5 stars - by 159635741
"The most fascinating experience. Pure genius" - 5 stars - by Rafemago
"Wonderful Immersion" - 5 stars - by TW
"Just as good as I remembered" - 5 stars - by Diggler79
"Yeeeeees!!" - 5 stars - by Mellzer
"Excellent!!!!" - 5 stars - by Japleno
"Amazing" - 5 stars - by Plumma88
"I absolutely love this game!" - 5 stars - by Doctorwhoisawesome
"Awesome!" - 5 stars - by Simoncat
Taking up where Myst left off, Riven set an amazing new standard for design, aesthetics, and immersion in gaming. Remember Atrus’ trap book, the Moiety intervention, the mag-lev ride, the Jungle village, Catherine’s prison, Gehn’s Age, the Wahrk throne? Now the entire Riven adventure can be experienced from wherever you are.
This is the original Riven - with sights and sounds that have been remastered and meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on your iPhone or iPod touch. Everything that you remember from the original Riven in an intimate new format where every aspect is explored with a simple touch or swipe.
- All the original Ages & gameplay
- High quality images
- Full music & sound effects
- Full screen movies & animations
- Auto-save and multitasking
- "Bookmark" system to save & restore progress
- Swipe to turn
- Game Center achievement support
- Zoom in anywhere for more detail
- New! - “Hot Spot” hints
- Integrated Hint Guide
- For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (in Compatibility 2X mode)
Riven for iOS is a very large application. We’ve managed to optimized Riven from its original DVD size to a little over a gigabyte, so please be patient - download times can be longer.
Because of the way iOS installs apps, you will need to have more than a gigabyte of free space to install Riven. Once it's installed you can use the extra space again.
We continue to make bug fixes and improvements to Riven!
In this update:
+ iCloud saves! You will have the choice to put your save games on the iCloud.
+ iOS 13 Compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
Cyan (Riven) created a 'world' that is unforgettable and one that I wanted to return to. Now it's here and after 14 years it hasn't lost its ability to evoke feelings of both wonder and peace. The only issue is the resolution for iPad - at 2x - it is blocky and blurry. Such a shame. I understand from cyan related blogs that it won't be possible to create high res version, but that some improvement is being planned through changes to file compression. I would have no issue with downloading a larger file if it meant improved resolution. However, the marketplace might disagree. Thanks to Cyan for making this other 'world' accessible.
An okay first cut: Appreciate the effort, but a so-far-flawed port of an amazing game
I was thrilled to see Riven on the app store, and the developers have made some reasonable compromises to squeeze the game onto the iPhone. So I appreciate the effort.
Unfortunately, at version 1.0, the implementation has some fairly critical issues - looks like an absence of QA.
The main issue, which is a show-stopper, is the constantly-appearing radioactive-green "hint" circles, which I've found no way to disable, and which seriously disrupt both the gameplay and the game's appearance. Presumably the shake detection is buggy, causing the circles to appear with even the slightest movement of the device - now, they appear on every frame, making the visuals look extremely unappealing. Whoever decided bright green circles was a good idea was gravely mistaken!
It's also arbitrarily missing some of the immersive niceties of the desktop version, like the rippling water which I have no doubt the iPhone's processor would manage just fine. Hopefully this will emerge in updates.
So, it's okay. But if you're a newcomer to Riven, don't spoil it by getting this version: Get the desktop version. I'm happy to change that opinion if the developers fix the outstanding issues, though.
Can we have the rest of the series.. pretttty pleeeeease?
I love Riven - it is one of the best games I have ever played. I was delighted to find this here, but would love to be able to play the third, fourth, and fifth games. I missed out on them when they were first out and now my technology has been updated and I can't play them! Pleeeease put them out for ipad, you would make all of us here so happy :)
- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 1.2 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Copyright © 2010 by Cyan Worlds, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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