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Myst III: Exile Interview
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eUniverseGames recently had the chance to interview Presto Studios,
developers of the upcoming title Myst III: Exile (thanks to Stomped for the info).
This game, known for its
graphic splendor, is a 1st person adventure game that concentrates heavily on puzzle-solving
elements to engage players.

The storyline of Myst III is shaping up to be just as rich as the previous titles.
In the previous titles, the player encounters two characters: Atrus and Catherine.
Their two sons, Sirrus and Achenar, destroy the homeworld of an unnamed character, embittering that
character and creating the villain for Myst III. When Atrus reestablishes contact with
the Dni, the race of people who wrote the special linking books found in the previous titles,
and tries to restore their civilization to its full potential, the villain sees his chance
for vengeance. The player must travel through several ages, track down the villain, and uncover
the truths behind him.

As stated earlier, one of the most striking things about the Myst series has been its graphics.
Richly detailed, often surreal, and always stunning in the previous titles, Myst III is shaping
up to be more of the same:

Weve calculated nearly 150,000 rendered
scenes for Myst III: Exile. Weve also estimated, just for the graphics alone, 20 graphic
artists and 90,000 man-hours. However, that total was calculated back in October
2000, and final touches are still being added until we go gold.
Though Myst III will be shipping on CD-ROM format, both regular and collector's editions,
apparently a DVD release is possible as well, though it will most likely be delayed
in favor of shipping the CD-ROMs.

For the rest of the details, be sure to check out the entire interview. Presto Studios notes
that the game is currently in "Beta, verging on the edge of Golden Master." It is currently
scheduled to ship on May 7th. Also, be sure to check out some new screenshots of this game at
Beta Bites by clicking on the below link.

Beta Bites - New Myst III Screenshots
eUniverseGames - Myst III Interview
Presto Studios
Myst III: Exile
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