IMG Archives
Archives  News  Apple Games Features Myst Online Uru Live  

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Click to enlarge
Apple Games Features Myst Online Uru Live
7:58 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

The latest feature from Apple Games delves into the underground world of Myst Online: Uru Live, the online multiplayer incarnation of the Myst series. Recently released for Intel Macs, the game gives players the chance to team up with a few friends to solve the brain teasing puzzles fans have come to expect from Cyan titles.

Myst Online also charts new territory by casting Cyan employees in the roles of many of the NPCs (non-player characters) you’ll encounter. “Instead of just being ‘vending machines’ for quests or weapons, characters in the game are real people with personalities and opinions,” Miller explains. “When you meet them, you hold real conversations, and the interaction is a two-way street: the NPCs will influence and persuade the players, but the players will be able to influence and persuade the NPCs and, possibly, change the course of the game.”

As a result, players have a chance to create a real impact on the cavern and the history of the D’ni people, some of whom still live despite their city’s desertion. “A player may choose to get involved in an ambitious guild and end up seeing his or her name written into one of the histories of the game,” Miller says. “Or a player may rally enough other players to support a cause or conviction that we, as storytellers, must listen to, and perhaps alter the way the story unfolds because of that voice and that support.”
In addition to a review the feature also includes a brief playing guide and an explanation of the game's place in the history of the series. Check out the full feature at the link below.

Apple Games: Myst Online Uru Live
Myst Online: Uru Live

Other Mac Games News for Thursday, March 22, 2007

Macgamestore: Ancient Empires Lux Now Available2:05 PM
Inside Mac Games Reviews Rainbow Mystery1:47 PM
Ubisoft Ships Petz Vet For Mac12:46 PM
Frenzic 1.1 Released12:12 PM
• Apple Games Features Myst Online Uru Live7:58 AM
Innocents Caught Up in World of Warcraft Bannings?7:58 AM
Open Beta For 3D Big Bang Board Games7:58 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, March 22, 2007 on one page

Mac Games News for Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Star Wars: Empire At War Demo Released12:46 PM
Early Info On Avernum 57:25 AM
Frenzic Reviewed7:25 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  Apple Games Features Myst Online Uru Live