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Monday, December 18, 2000
More Mac realMYST Reassurances
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Another update to the Riven Unofficial Home Page run by Jim Stephenson notes that the Mac version of realMYST is getting very near to release. He points to a page on Cyan's site, showing a few pictures of the game running on a B&W G3 and a quick movie of the company's founder playing realMYST on his PowerBook. It's a fun look, and great to see progress on the game is still being made. In case you're wondering, realMYST is a remake of the original title, but instead uses a real-time 3D engine like Quake or Unreal. This will allow you to look freely around the world, though your movement will still be mostly predictated (so you can't fall in the water).

In other Myst-related news, Stephenson has found out the third in the traditional Myst-Riven series will be multi-lingual. Last week it was noted the Mac and PC versions will be released simultaneously for Myst III: Exile, and now it seems other countries will get to play it at the same time as well. Here's a clip:

A producer at Mattel told me that the the Exile CDs will be in a multi-language format. Players will be able to play the game in their choice of English, French, German, or Dutch. Players will be able to switch languages mid-game, and will even be able to view subtitles for the entire game in the language of their choice.

The CDs sold in the U.S. will be identical to those sold overseas; only the box and printed materials will differ.

A separate, Japanese-only version is also in the works, but the ship date hasn't been determined yet. It's possible that versions in other languages (Spanish, Italian, etc.) might be produced in the future, but no decision has been made yet.

More good info there. Be sure to check out the Riven Unofficial site for more, and have a look at that Cyan page as well. We'll keep you posted as we hear anything on realMYST being completed for the Mac.

IMG News: Myst 3: Exile Set for Simultaneous Release
Riven Unofficial Home Page
Cyan realMYST Mac Page

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