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Monday, August 29, 2005

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Myst V Article Trilogy
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As the fall season starts to ramp up, the game articles begin to intensify. Today we have three news items on Myst V: End of Ages, developed by Cyan Worlds. Myst V is the finale to the extremely popular Myst series, and implements several new gameplay mechanics while staying true to the series roots. The hybrid PC / Mac game will be released on September 20th.

Here's a snippet from a preview posted at IGN:

Myst V, like every other title in the series, focuses on the exploration and discovery of D'ni literature, architecture and machinery. It's still, after all, an adventure game which relies heavily on puzzles and exploration to drive its narrative. The Myst universe still splits between a number of worlds, or Ages, and you still need to find special books to access these Ages. But that's basically where the similarities end. Cyan Worlds has gone to great lengths to make sure Myst V retains the appeal of its predecessors while still offering something altogether fresh.
The BBC has also gotten into the game, talking about Myst V and its impact:
I have just met Tim Rylands, a teacher who uses the best-selling PC game series ever, Myst, in the classroom. Tim won this year's Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) award for the best use of technology in the class. PC games in schools are not such a strange sight in the 21st Century. So-called edutainment titles teaching children literacy and numeracy skills in an enjoyable way have had some success.
In addition, new screenshots have been posted over at the Myst Worlds website. To view the articles, click the links below.

Myst V: End of Ages
IGN Article - Myst V Preview
BBC Article - Myst V in the Classroom
Myst Worlds - New Screenshots
Buy Myst V: End of Ages

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