Myst was, and remains, one of my favorite games of all time. Its gentle gameplay inspired me and my imagination, as I spent countless hours exploring the island of Myst and the linked worlds therein.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful 3D remake of the game: realMyst.

However, as of two days ago, realMyst has been remade.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is a beautifully updated version of realMYST for today’s Mac and Windows computers – celebrating the 20th anniversary of Myst! The worlds have been reconstructed and enhanced to provide realistic water, changing weather, dynamic lighting, life-like foliage, bloom and other camera effects, and more. We’ve even redesigned the interface to provide an enjoyable way to explore for both novices and gamers.

Here is the list of new and built-upon features:
- All the original Myst Ages plus bonus Rime Age 
- Full Myst gameplay and interaction 
- Dynamic environments – rippling water, falling rain, waving trees & grass 
- Advanced graphic effects like bloom, blur, depth of field, etc. 
- Day and night – watch sunsets and sunrises, or explore at night 
- Flashlight – for exploring dark nights or dark corners 
- Haunting Myst music score and dynamic 3D sounds 
- Classic Point & Click navigation option – just like original Myst 
- Free roam interface option – standard navigation controls 
- Zip Mode in classic navigation – hold down to keep walking 
- Auto quality option – checks your frame rate and auto-adjust your quality 
- Interactive Guides – illustrates how to interact with objects 
- Bring up original Myst images to compare and reminisce 
- Bookmark feature to save & restore progress 
- Auto-save to insure you pick up where you left off 
- realMyst Hint Guide – get past that one puzzle that’s got you stumped 
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is available on Steam, and soon to be available on the App Store.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

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Feb 7, 2014

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