The D'ni Musicological Research Hood had a very special treat for all of us Myst and URU fans on Friday, the 8th of February: They invited Robyn Miller for a Q&A and a discussion about the Myst games series and his part in creating them and also to discuss his other projects.
Robyn is the brother of Rand Miller and Ryan Miller, a co-founder of the game company Cyan, Inc. (now Cyan Worlds, Inc.), and the man who played Sirrus in the original Myst. He created the music for both Myst and Riven: The Sequel To Myst and has continued his career well beyond the world of D'ni.
In this interview, Robyn reflects on Myst and Riven, especially his "drive" in the creation of the games. He chats about the creative process when composing the scores for both games and the tools he used, as well as the technical limitations he, Rand and the rest had to deal with at that time.Lire la suite
As is tradition with every Mysterium, it's time to design a logo for this year's convention! Those explorers that are artistically inclined are welcome to enter for a chance to have their work featured on the official t-shirt and memorabilia. The theme for this year's logo is none other than Myst Island itself. Past years' themes included Kadish Tolesa (2010), Amateria (2011), and most recently, Mechanical Age for 2012's Mysterium.
A list of requirements for the image you want to submit, such as format, resolution, etc. are at the original announcement on the site.
All submissions must be in by April 15th so be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible. For more details on this year's convention, visit our previous news post.
Le groupe de Recherche Musicologique D'ni (D'ni Musicological Reasearch) fête trois merveilleuses années de Myst Online: Uru Live Again en organisant deux concerts. Le premier se déroulera le Vendredi 8 Février à 18h00 (KI-Time). L’événement sera animé par Christine, Mouski, Planetary et Musica2, et il y sera diffusé de la musique provenant des jeux de Myst et d'URU.
La fête se déroulera dans le Hood de la DMR, et Annabelle se chargera de l'aspect créatif du spectacle. Vous pouvez vous-même écouter le concert en suivant ce lien.
Le deuxième concert se déroulera la nuit suivante, le 9. Plus de détails seront affichés ici après leur mise au point.
Joignez-vous à la DMR et fêtons encore de nombreuses futures années à MOULa !
In this article I am going to compare K'veer between the versions in Myst Online: Uru Live Again (MOULa) and Myst V: End Of Ages.
- NOTE: Myst V: End Of Ages on the left, MOULa on the right
When you start your game in Myst V, you start in the upper room in K'veer surrounded by metal doors, all of which are closed. With you in the room are a number of Bahro, which soon disappear upon your arrival, leaving you alone. You notice the room is shaking as the lamps are swinging and there are periodic earthquakes. What is missing from the centre of the room, which is in MOULa, is the pedestal with the linking book to Myst Library on it. You'll also notice the walls are brighter in Myst V and rock above the doors is darker and more pronounced in MOULa. The floor pattern is also different. This room appears in other games as well, namely Myst and Riven, with Atrus sitting at the desk.Lire la suite
Disclaimer: This series of articles is written in-character (IC) and are mainly based on known facts or research. Although Max has taken some liberties or "artistic license" in some parts, like in adapting or intertwining the gameplay or the fiction into facts of reality, the article has been fact-checked by others in the GoMe and in most aspects is, to the best of our knowledge, factually accurate.
In Part 1, we learned how John Loftin discovered an entrance to the large cavern known as D'ni and how Elias Zandi and Loftin made their first expeditions down the lava tunnels. Later, during a more than three-week-long expedition, they were accompanied by Dr. Richard A. Watson as the third member of their group of explorers. On that trip down to the cavern in the summer of 1991, John Loftin lost his life in a tragic accident that left the other two absolutely devastated. Despite this enormous setback and loss of life, Zandi and Watson were still determined to carry on and explore further what their late companion had discovered.
They had also started to work on the writings they had brought with them back to the surface; specifically, attempting to translate what, to their knowledge at the time, was a dead language. In the latter part of 1991, they were finally able to translate some journals written by a young woman known as Lire la suiteKatran or Catherine (she had been called both, apparently due to a mispronunciation by her husband). Elias had also in correspondence with Rand and Robyn Miller told them about the group's progress and kept them updated on their findings.