NEW: Myst is the 2021 Game of the Year winner on the Mac App Store!
ABOUT THIS GAME
Welcome to Myst: a starkly beautiful island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue.
Journey to Myst Island and other stunning, long dormant locations - called “Ages”- and begin to unravel the mystery you have been thrust into. As you learn what happened on the island, you will find that you are playing a key role in an epic story whose ending has not yet been written. Explore deeper connections in these stunning and surreal Ages, uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal, and make choices that will affect both you, and the world of Myst itself.
Built from the ground up, Myst is teeming with new art, new sound, re-imagined interactions, and even optional puzzle randomization. Finally... the highly anticipated modern Myst experience has arrived!
Now you can explore the Ages of Myst in a new dimension!
NEW AND REQUESTED FEATURES
For the first time in Myst’s history, enjoy the game in many different languages through localized UI, including dialogue and gameplay-context subtitles.
- A variety of accessibility options to assist in gameplay.
- Tired of taking notes? Now you can take photo captures in-game to keep track of what you’ve encountered!
- All MacBook Pros released since 2018
- All iMacs released since 2019
- All iMac Pros released since 2017
- All MacBook Airs released since 2018
- All Mac Pros released since 2019
- All Mac minis released since 2018
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I bought Myst when it first came out in 1993. Can I get a free upgrade to this new version?
A: Thank you for your support over the years! We are not giving out free upgrades to previous purchasers of the original Myst. We put a lot of effort into making this new version of Myst and would appreciate your financial support again!
Q: Does this version of Myst support VR?
A: This version of Myst does not support VR, as the platform itself does not support it.
Q: I want to play Myst, but am concerned about my computer not meeting the minimum requirements. What should I do?
A: If your machine does not meet the minimum requirements and you still want to try Myst out, we recommend enabling one of our supersampling options through the graphics settings menu to see if it alleviates performance concerns. Depending on the storefront you purchase Myst from, you may be able to qualify for a refund through the store (not through Cyan support) if Myst does not run well on your platform. Please review each store platform refund policy for details.
Q: Will Myst support [insert language here] one day?
A: Possibly! We’d love to hear from you through our support team about any languages you’d like for us to support.
- Clickable regions on most interactables have now been sized-up a bit to make it easier to select things in the world.
- Fix for some translated text overlays not appearing if going from System Language → some language in the menu → back to System Language when your machine OS is using a language other than English.
- Various performance improvements made.
- Fix for parts of Myst Island being hidden unintentionally when running into particular areas/walls.
- (SPOILER) The white page will now no-longer clip through the arm in the marker switch it comes out of.
Please note there is currently a graphics driver issue on specific Mac AMD GPUs that causes the mazerunner puzzle interior to be very dark. We encourage folks who encounter this issue to please report it to Apple.
Ratings and Reviews
Myst never looked better
I’ve played through Myst several times over the years from the original release, through various updates/remasters, including RealMyst to this one. This one is a mostly superb update/rebuilding in Unreal Engine, with countless nice new touches, at least visually. The photo feature is welcome, but marred by being fussy to access, and *inaccessible* when you often need it most (whilst interacting with a puzzle interface)—I still had to resort to paper several times. The load/save interface is annoying because the only info it offers is slot number and timestamp, so it’s hard to tell which saved state is which. It should display a screenshot. Replacing the original video bits of the actors with CGI puppets was also a dubious choice, here. I was also disappointed that Rime was omitted, since that helped make Atrus more of a character and set things up nicely for Riven, and we now have a 3D engine worthy of Riven.
Great Memory - Wanted More!
Having played the original, back when it was a NEW game, it was mind blowing. Absolutly my favorite game and the yardstick against which all others were measured. Games like Zork Nemisis, and Zork Grand Inquisitor are others in the genre.
This latest version rean really well on the M1 Mac mini. Graphics were a little less than buttery smooth, but very enjoyable none the less.
However, with the game having been "completly redone" in the Unreal Engine, I really was expecting more. Not exactly sure what that "more" was going to be, but I would have reckognized it if I saw it.
More quality to the graphics maybe? Certainly more interaction with the items in the world? The puzzles, sound, music, still hold up well. However, the free roam, open world, capability available in today's games left me expecting this MYST overhaul to be far more expansive than it is.
Still very much worth playing if you have never experienced MYST before. However, for the die-hard that has played MYST, and the many iterations of upgrades that have come since, this one is unfortunatly, and sadly, not alltogether that special.
Photo album needs improvement asap
Photo album is a great addition, but needs a serious update. Too many steps to access, and impossible to access when trying to solve a puzzle. And there's no way to organize the photo album. And no way to cancel taking a photo if you accidentally press the spacebar, except to go into the menu with escape and then back out of it. Needs a big rethink.
Can't even use second monitor to keep notes app open if you want to play the game full screen. If this is fixed, it'd be an extra star from me.
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- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 11.5 GB
- Requires macOS 11.5 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Copyright © 1993, 2021 Cyan Worlds, Inc., All rights reserved. Myst is a registered trademark of Cyan Worlds, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.