Cyan employee, Chogon (aka Mark DeForest), just released an old demo from the early stages of development of Cyan's game Engine Plasma. Headspin used the demo to pitch to Cyan.
I guess you could call it Plasma 1.0 but it was pre-realMyst Plasma engine - maybe 0.9
You can download a gameplay video and the actual demo here
Following up on the previously reported February 4th announcements from the DRC’s Dr. Watson and RAWA, OHB and a group from the Guild of Writers took to the stage at the February 5th All Guilds Meeting to announce the introduction of two new neighborhoods which will be available as public links in the nexus.
Explorer Branan explained that the first is called the Hood of Illusions, “which will have scheduled [hacking] demonstrations.” The second, called the “Fun House,” is a location where hacking can occur randomly at any time. Branan said he plans “to move some of my tool development and testing to the Fun House” and that people will be able to visit it anytime “and there’s a chance someone will be there playing around.”
According to OHB, the introduction of these neighborhoods stem from discussions between RAWA and a group of hackers now known as the “Grey Hats”. At the meeting, Narameh asked where the term “Grey Hats” came from. Branan responded by saying:
It’s a general hacking term for “people who aren’t doing bad things but aren’t really authorized”. Now that we’re sort of authorized we’re moving towards being “white hats”... I used the term when I contacted RAWA about the concept, and it stuck. Read more
Many explorers have been worried about the recent events in the Cavern. However according to the DRC, who researched it, there is nothing to worry about and there will come planned events for this kind of special effects.
As Dr. Watson said
Recently explorers experienced some strange sights in the cavern, raising some concerns about whether the Bahro were returning to the Cavern in larger numbers, among other things. Fortunately, our investigation has determined that Yeesha and the "friendly Bahro" are still keeping the "bad Bahro" at bay, and the sights in the cavern were a very convincing, elaborate hoax.
In the meantime, other explorers have asked for permission to set up a specific neighborhood to perform similar shows for those explorers who are interested. The DRC members have been in discussions and have decided to allow this. Two new neighborhoods will be created - "The Hood of Illusions", where illusionists and special effects designers can schedule demonstrations of their abilities, and "The Fun House" where various illusions and special effects can displayed at any time.
We hope these compromises will encourage cooperation between explorers no matter what stance they hold on whether these displays should be allowed in the Cavern.
Be careful down there,
For the OOC explanation : http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=364942#364942
Cyan has just lowered the price of Riven for the iPhone! This is the perfect time to download and be able to play Riven everywhere you are.
We’ve lowered the price of Riven: The Sequel to Myst for iOS to it’s lowest price ever - but only for a limited time! The complete version of the stunningly immersive follow-up to Myst now fits in your pocket - and the sale price won’t take much out of your pocket.
Get it now - the Half Price Sale won’t last long.
Earlier today, Chogon announced that the iOS version of Riven was submitted today. According to his earlier post, expect approval to take about 10 days.
Then it will arrive on the AppStore/iTunes.
Edit: Chogon's Announcement: http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22703