9:15 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Once again Dutch web site GameZ has flabbergasted us all by scoring yet another Cyan exclusive - movies of the upcoming RealMYST. This collection of six movies show actual in-game footage of RealMYST in action. Fans who are curious should definitely take a look, as they give more clues as to how the game will look (and even show a couple of very familiar scenes). It is somewhat eerie to see these scenes in motion (such as the climactic raising of the ship model from the first island) as we have only been able to imagine them as such in the past, filling in the blanks between the static scenes with our mind's eye. The previously-released screenshots of this game have revealed stunning textures and levels of detail, and the movies are even more impressive - and even have MYST-like soundtracks.
Cyan has said the game will be made with a realtime 3D engine called Plasma (which is similar to the Quake or Unreal engines), but that the movement would be with "relative freedom" rather than total freedom of movement. The movies seem to reflect this. A hand is the only "interface" you see, and it looks like it is used to select a direction of movement; however he camera seems to take over and control your view at certain points. This makes sense, as some puzzle areas would need you to have a static view of them, and other types of movement (such as getting "off the trail") would be fruitless and a waste of time. Another intersting point is that the movies have the title "Myst Dimensions," another working name for the game (along with RealMyst and Myst3D). Be sure to give at least a few of the six a look, they're all small enough to be reasonable downloads for most connections (1-2MB each). Oh yes, and the web site itself is in Dutch; don't worry, the movies speak the universal language of eye candy.
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