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Monday, September 11, 2000

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WomenGamers.com has posted several articles regarding the upcoming sequel in Cyan's adventure series, Myst III: Exile. The first article is an interview with writer Mary DeMarle. She explains some of the difficulties behind writing a non-linear plot for a world in which you can't predict how the player is going to advance. This is quite interesting if you want to learn about the difficulties of writing a plot worthy of the Myst series, which has inspired several novels and many pieces of fan fiction.

WomenGamers has also posted an interview was with actress Maria Galante, who is playing the role of Catherine. The short interview also contains various pictures from the making of Myst III.

Their third article is a preview of the game itself. Here is an excerpt from their look at the game:

"We want to keep the flavor of the first 2 games, but I also felt like there were some improvements
that we could add from our strengths," explained Uhler. Indeed they are adding some new twists
to Myst 3, including a new real-time pre-rendered 3D graphics engine that allows gamers to look
around with 360 degrees of freedom at each stopping point in the game. Myst 3 will be able to
take advantage of 3D acceleration video cards, but if you don't have one, don't worry. It is not
required. You will still be able to view the world in 360 degrees, but you will miss out on some of the special effects (ie. waves in the
While Riven featured a five CD game, Myst II: Exile will be released in DVD format, eliminating disc swapping. Mattel plans to release the game in the first quarter of 2001.

WomenGamers' Myst III interview with Maria Galante
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WomenGamers' Myst III interview with Mary DeMarle
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