Esto Centura assures everyone that The Cleft and Below is still alive and kicking!
Since this winter, the ongoing fan-written stories have been pushed two months behind schedule. Despite this, they are working behind-the-scenes to continue their growing tale.
Volume 1 of TCaB Arc 2 is nearing completion. After that, they will be entering a brief haitus, during which the team plans to work ahead for Volume 2 to prevent any further delays. It will also give them time to finish working on TCaB KI logs, a revision of their previous storyline to be released in PDF format and hosted on their site.
The group will be organizing a telling of the first TCaB story, "The Third Journeyer", this summer. Watch the MOUL forums for more information.
Interested in contributing in some way to the project? They are always looking for talented explorers to help! Drop them an e-mail at email@example.com.
The International Hood will be hosting the D'ni O'lympics on Feb 15th, beginning at 12:00 KI time with a ceremony in the cavern. They will be gathering for a daylong event to celebrate URU's diverse international community!
Explorers are encouraged to participate or just watch ceremonies, an international parade, game events and fun and music with fellow explorers from around the world.
The day's events will conclude with the closing ceremonies held in the D'ni Musicological Research Hood at 18:00 KI time for an evening of music with an international flair. Be sure to wear your nation's flag's colors to support your Olympic athletes participating in the surface events.
The International Hood hopes you will come celebrate in this very special cavern event. Read more
Like its predecessor, it uses real-time 3D graphics as opposed to the rendered stills of the original game by Cyan. In this case, Cyan utilized the popular Unity engine to enhance the visuals of the game. Players can navigate the Ages by using either the traditional point and click method or using the mouse and keyboard to free roam.
At the moment, the game is
only available on Steam and costs $17.99, although those that bought the original RealMyst will get a 33% discount, knocking the price down to about $11.99.
EDIT: The game is also available for Mac at Apple's App Store, also for $17.99.
Grab a copy today and see the Ages of Myst at their best yet!
After all the bitter cold weather most of the world has been having (even those that usually don't see such a thing), it seems most people took the time to head down to the cavern to hear the latest during this month's All Guilds Meeting! A good turnout and a more than a few useful pieces of information. You can read up on it with our raw and cleansed chatlogs...and the following summary:
I.H.P.X. (aka Kaaja) was first to the podium to talk about the upcoming D'ni O'lympics, as well as the International Hood's Holiday Open House event back in December. Details of the O'lympics are still forthcoming, but those organizing the events plan to start on February 15th with opening ceremonies and various other activities (stay tuned to the MOUL forums for more). As for the open house, they were able to gather many interesting recipes from various explorers. Those can be found here; others are encouraged to add to the list with your favorite dish!
Book of Atrus Reimagined Read more
Once again, the Guild of Writers and its affiliated programmers show they're always working behind the scenes to provide a better URU experience! The Guild has released version 19 of their shard, Gehn, with some nice under-the-hood fixes:
- Change /dance to loop the animation.
- Ensure the launcher actually installs the redistributables.
- Fix a few memory leaks in the client.
- Fix a lot of nasty memory leaks in the server.
- Fix HANDLE leaks in the launcher.
- Fix several potential crashes.
- Reduce memory usage caused by unnecessary string copying.
- Fixed leaky leeks.
The /dance loop in particular will make future parties much more fun. No more Ctrl+4 over and over!
If you'd like to try the shard, simply download the installer at this link. You don't even need Myst Online: URU Live Again installed (but it does speed up the process of installation).
Keep up the good work, brilliant programmers!