You have found a book called Myst. It describes an island world in very great detail. As you put your hand on the last page, your world dissolves to black and you fall to the world that was just described. You figure that the ending has not yet been written. Now, to get out, the player has to explore what are called "Ages," solve puzzles, and get out of Myst.
Did You Know?
With over 10 million copies of Myst sold, it is one of the best-selling PC games. See more
Although the Island of Myst was supposed to be Atrus and his family's home, there were no actual living quarters (e.g. Bedrooms, Kitchens, etc.). No place for them to sleep or eat. See more
I realized the moment I fell into the fissure, that the book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, and I must admit however, such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed... and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending ...
When the game was ported to the PC Windows version by Brøderbund from the original Macintosh version, a few differences occured because of technical limitations etc.. The "Masterpiece Edition" does not correct these changes.
- Songs on the soundtrack were shortened.
- Image transitions became less smooth.
- Sound effects were altered so that they were no longer subtle for example, a running motor would always sound loud even when you are walking away from it.