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Rogerio

Will you be able to remaster the fly-bys for the physical linking book?

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Karmo

Do you hold the rights completely to the future of the Myst IP? Beyond just the rights to the previous games that you procured for the Myst25 project. Thanks!

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Aidan

Hi Rand

Since Ubisoft published and owns the rights to Myst III and IV, how did you go about with rights, licences iwork out adding them to this collection? Also will previous Collectors material (interviews, soundtracks, etc) be release with this edition?

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Bryon

Will the 4th novel ever be released? Will the original hardback novels every be re-released?

69
Klaus

Is Cyan thinking about a new Myst? Prequel/Sequel? Will you surprise us with a new Myst epsisode?

67
Christopher

Will you please throw in more soundtracks, in FLAC ideally?

67
Joey

What was the very first idea which would eventually grow into MYST? Not in some general way like 'a puzzle game', but something specific that is in the game still.

67
Zack

Hi Rand! Thank you so much for doing this project. Myst was a big part of my childhood and brought my twin sister, father and I much closer together. Cyan games are still the only games my dad will ever spare a minute to play!

I was wondering if there was any chance we would see the previous behind the scenes featurettes (such as the behind the scenes on the DVD edition of Riven) and if there was any chance there might be a new retrospective of the series from Cyan? Maybe an extra disk of special features? Wink Wink Nudge Nudge ;)

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vid

Do you have long term rights for Myst IV and V? Or is the deal only for this particular release?

59
Randall

If you had to pick ONE favourite Age, which one would be the first to pop in your head?

59
Ana

Will there ever be a MYST movie? I'd love to see the entire series story as a feature film, even an amateur film.

56
Chris

Will the videos with Sirrus and Achenar in the prison books be included with in the linking book? Maybe as an Easter egg?

45
Artjom

What is your opinion on Myst 3 and 4? I remember you said that you actually liked Myst 3, but what about Myst 4?

45
Artjom

You mentioned that you'll be converting the original Myst. What do you mean by that?

44
Thomas

Can we get some hi res wallpapers/backgrounds for our PC’s, and maybe a soundtrack of some kind that kicks off with the awesome and distinctive Cyan flyover jingle?

42
Craig

For digital downloads, can we get both GoG and Steam, not either or? I know we can likely expect Steam to remain long term, and I do like the library system Steam provides, I also would love to have DRM free copies for archival purposes.

41
Lukas

Hello there, i seriously love this series and i hope that with this kickstarter i will finally be able to play the games after riven. My question is if you can give us a little hint on what the USB goodies in the maintainer tier of the myst book could be.

40
Jim

Hey Rand! Do you have any plans for a resurrection of Uru Live? i Really would love to see more Ages, and i'd especially love to see more of Releeshahn

39
AtrusMystESP

Shorah Rand from Spain ... Will there be a Linux version of the Myst saga without the need for an emulator? is that a friend of mine would donate to you if you confirm that it is

38
John

What are you doing now to help preservation of archives? How are you preventing the tech rot issues you're having with Riven now from happening again in the future?

38
Patrick

Aloha Rand; can you elaborate on the 'digital goodies' being included with the Maintainer tier?

38
Steven

What are some of the challenges you're having with updating Myst Masterpiece Edition?

38
Hollister

How much of the original Myst and/or Riven models were you able to recover?

37
Weston

Hi Rand! Very quickly - We want MORE MERCH. The kickstarter is proving this. Can we get the CYAN STORE up and running again? I want a RIVEN hoodie

37
Philip

Howdy Rand - Please can you tell me if Myst 25th Anniversary Collection will work on Windows 7 Home Premium that I currently have as my operating system?

33
Patrick

What other notably Myst-inspired games (The Witness, Talos Principle) have you all played and enjoyed? Or what other games do you enjoy?

33
Lucas

Will we have the French dub from 1993 ?

32
Lee

Hello Rand! Long time fan. I used to skip school when Cyan released a new game so I could play it! Two quick questions:

1) Uru while a fun game obviously didn't go as planned with the publisher. What's one or two areas that you were personally looking forward to Cyan building/releasing that never came about?

2) Way back when Cyan did a Myst/Riven calendar there was an image of a wooden pathway shrouded by trees. It was never included in the game as the MagLevs came about, but do you ever wish you'd left that segment in (even as an easter egg) so that fans would stop bothering you about it years later? :)

30
Hollister

How much of the original Myst and/or Riven files (models, audio, textures, etc.) were you able to recover?

29
Rebecca

Will there be a cover for the inkwell to keep the ink from drying up? Love that you all are making this piece as I'm a calligrapher and will definitely be using this often!

28
Jordan

Seconding questions about new children's games from Cyan! My two-year-old daughter loves Cosmic Osmo... which I played when I was about her age too! :-)

28
losthorse

Is there any chance of kickstarting an HD version of Riven? I'd back it.

27
Elis

Any plans for VR support? Would fit the game perfectly!

27
Edmond

Are we going to see more novels or games from the myst universe?

26
Jim

will Myst 6 ever be a thing? we'd love to see releeshahn!

26
Charilaos

First things first: you're my hero Rand!

I'm mainly wondering if there are plans to revive the soundtracks (in full CD quality) alongside the games!

And... maybe take a moment to share your thoughts on possible stretch goals and wishes shared by the fans.
My personal favorites:
- Mac support
- Re-release of the 1993 version of Myst exactly how it looked and sounded
- Newly rendered versions of (some of) the games in higher resolutions and fullscreen (graphics untouched) or support for higher resolutions for the realtime titles.

25
Xaio

Is 'The Art' an analogy for computer programming?

25
Lior

Any chance to see the MYST games in VR?

24
Andrew

When is The Book of Marrim happening?

24
Jim

Will you create versions for the Switch eventually? I'd love to see more puzzle games on the switch

24
Lemuel

Any new novelizations in the works?
Thank you!

21
Joe

How did you come up with the names for each character in the Myst Games?

17
Mark

Since this began in part with D&D, have you gotten to play Unwritten? It's a Myst Tabletop RPG based in the Fate system. Thoughts?

15
Max

Do you ever look at making a 'walking simulator' all-narrative style of game, like Gone Home or Dear Esther, or is puzzle gameplay key to a Cyan game?

15
Mario

Hello Rand!
I'm a huge fan of the Myst-Series and want to thank you for doing this project.
My question is, if you intend to include concept art from Exile ore Revelation?

15
Albert

Hello Rand! First of all, I'd just like to thank you sooooo much for doing this. You can't imagine how happy you've made myst fans all over the world!
I was just wondering if there is any chance for a possible 'Myst 6' in the future now that cyan has recieved all these donations?
I'd also like to ask you if the Myst tv-series that was announced a while back is still in the works, and if so, about when might we see a release date?
Last question: Are there any plans on expanding Moul:a by adding new ages and such?

Again, thank you so much for doing this, you've basically made my dreams come true.

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David

So firstly as many have said you guys are awesome. As I read through the questions I saw many of mine already asked but just so there is a chance they'll be addressed I'll repeat them:
How difficult was it dealing with Ubi to get rights back for releasing this?
Can we get an ultimate soundtrack collection?
And dem special features, we're getting a bunch of those right?

Please keep making games, y'all do it up right.

13
Matt

Can you elaborate on what the specifics of the linking book might be, such as the material it will be made out of, if there will be any actual paper pages inside either before or after the LCD screen, or a preface, etc.?

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Fuzzy

I have too many questions. :(

I just finished reading The Secret History of Mac Gaming, and loved the Cyan chapter. One thing that surprised me was Robyn's decision to leave after Riven because he was unsatisfied with the medium's potential for storytelling. I find this deeply ironic considering the game's masterful (has yet to be surpassed) environmental storytelling. Have you ever tried to lure him (or Richard Vander Wende) back to Cyan in a game design role?

Any chance of releasing some 4K Riven wallpapers? The highest image of Tay currently available is 1600x800, and Age 233 considerably less, and they are my favorite Ages!

Why aren't you natively porting Riven to macOS? I can understand why you are using Wine for the other games, but Riven already has a maintained port on iOS.

I'm excited about the extra tracks in the Uru soundtrack. Is there any other unreleased music lying around you could publish, especially from Riven?

Lastly, a lore question for you : Are there lore-based reasons for the changes in the linking sounds over the course of the games, or were they changed purely for aesthetic reasons? (BTW, it would sure be cool if the linking book had a speaker for the sounds!)

Thanks for doing this!

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Reaper

Is there any physical merchandise in the pipline? Posters, books reprints, collectibles, etc.? Would love to have other things like the inkwell from the Myst universe!

11
Evan

With the UK special edition of MYST V there was an included D'ni language guide/dictionary any chance of getting it as well with the Anniversary Edition? Maybe a bit of an expansion on it?

11
Artjom

Will Robyn ever return to making games?

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Kenny

If you guys ever do a new Myst, would you ever think about adding a colorblind mode? I remember playing a puzzle (not sure which Myst it was, but it had flowers that bloomed when you shined light on them), the puzzle was very difficult for me at the time. Just a quality of life improvement.

Also, who was behind the puzzle where the doorway was behind the open door? that one messed me up for a long time when I was a kid.

Thanks for decades of entertainment and letting Brad Dourif bash me in the face repeatedly all those years ago. I can't see his face without thinking about it.

10
Acorn

Thanks for the extra goodies for the Writer tier. I had already signed up so I get extra stuff for free - great! But how about something to entice the Writers to contribute more? Cute plushies would be good, squeeeeee

10
Sayrken

Hello. Is it possible for Cyan to release some 3d models from Myst universe to the public to 3d print? For example the mag-lev train from riven.

10
Tradley

Are there any chances of seeing a sequel/spiritual successor to games like The Manhole and Spelunx?

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AtrusMystESP

Rand really you are my Hero! thank you very much to you and this great Team in creating Surreal Worlds ... Puzzles Ingenious, fantastic with great Characters, With a great Universe of Possibilities ... I love the 3 novels above all Myst 2 The Book you Ti'Anna. .. personally I would like to continue enjoying this Grand Universe of Possibilities ... With a New Myst or a new Novel aside from new Content for Myst Online ... Really, you make unique games (Even Myst 3 and 4) .. From Spain I will remind you of each Puzzle that made me sweat ... What made me think again and again :) One question ... with the support that this Kickstarter is having ... Do you think there should be more adventures within this Universe full of Possibilities of game or novel form? Thanks Rand :)

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Troy

So! According to the original Myst design docs Robyn posted on his site a while back, Myst at one point had a completely different ending where Atrus was really dead, and one of the brothers was in the right. When in development did the new ending come about?

9
Wilfried

Hi Rand!

How about a soundtrack CD collection for all the Myst games in the 25th anniversary edition?

I understand it might cause some licensing issues but this would be a really nice fit to get as complete as possible, a collection of Ages for the ages. Music plays a really important part in your games.

I've been with you guys since The Manhole days, growing up as the games were released, reading about them in french magazines. Riven, as anticipated as it was after the revolution of Myst, came up as one of the greatest artistic experience in my life.

9
Yannik

Hello Rand! I've been captivated by all things Myst since I first saw Riven being played as a 6 year old back in 1998! The music of the series has always been wonderful and timeless.

Are there currently any plans to release some or all of the game soundtracks on vinyl? I have a feeling that there might be a good overlap between Myst and vinyl fans...

8
Alien

Will the KS book include blue & red pages?

8
Sigurd

Why don't you like acting?

8
Lukas

Hello there Rand, I seriously love this series and i with this kickstarter i will finally be able to play the games after riven. My question is if you can give us a little hint on what the USB goodies in the maintainer tier of the myst book could include?

8
Phil

Have been a fan of the Myst games for a long time. I especially enjoyed the lore and deep world building that went on as the series progressed. The three Myst books were wonderful and really expanded on this. I know there was supposed to be at least one more Myst book - will this ever see the light of day?

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JonathanVS

Hi Rand! I've been a long-time fan since '95, and the linking book box and all the stuff you guys are doing for Myst 25 is amazing. I'm a composer, I wrote 'Gehn's Betrayal' for one of the community goals, and as such, I'm wondering if you guys could find and release the stems for the Myst or especially Riven soundtracks? (the multitracks from the recordings) I'd love to see and hear how Robyn constructed all of his amazing music! Thanks!

7
Peter

The URU soundtrack you mentioned in the latest update as a stretch goal, will you be releasing that as FLAC or similarly lossless audio files?

6
Reno

Will there ever be an official guide to the D'ni language or 'The Art'?

I've always wanted to take a peak at the pages behind the linking panel and learn how to truly write an Age.

6
Daniel

Will you release the Firmament demo publicly?

6
Graham

The stories told, and challenges to overcome in MYST and its sequels and books are captivating, immersing, and evoke a sense of magic and wonder in me that none other has come close to achieving. The possibilities of yet-untold stories of the Art are endless. Are you giving any serious consideration to telling any of these stories, through any medium? Thank you for your time, Rand, and thanks to all who have worked, or will work, on these projects.

6
Thorben

Thank you for the wonderful experiences you have created, Rand. I was wondering if you keep yourself up to date with games in general, and if there are any recommendations you would want to make. Did you play The Witness, for instance? It includes a homage to the Channelwood age.

6
Jane

Hello from the UK. I love the Myst Series. It is so unusual to find games with no violence and the aim is not to kill as many of the enemy as possible (for which I am so grateful to you). Was this important to you when devising the games? They were and are a very different concept . Thank you, your games have given me so much pleasure (and headaches) over the years.

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Marcus

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a TV series telling the story of the DNI civilization, its kings, internal politics and struggles, the guilds, the art of writting, with the Atrus family as main characters, leading up to the events of the demise of the Dni civilization and the events depicted in Myst ? Have you ever thought about doing a TV series or the big screen with any of the stories and lore you created for Myst ? Thank you !

5
Michael

What about working with the StarryExpanse people on a HD version of Riven?

5
Evelyn

Is there any chance of getting a digital version of the colored version of cosmic osmo? Or getting digital versions of cosmic osmo and manhole outside of the current steam bundle of myst games?

5
Will

If there was a Myst/Riven Film, would it be shot in 1st person? How would the stranger be handled...or would it be more along the lines of a prequel to the first game where we end with the brothers in the trap books?

5
Phoenix

Are there any plans to re-release the Audio books, unabridged? Perhaps as a fully unabridged audio drama? I know the leviathan chronicles guy said he'd be interested in helping in such a project.

5
Yeet

Hey Rand, i'm assuming you've heard of the parody game Pyst. I'm asking your opinion on it. that's all.

5
Dan

Is all the little Quick Time Player video's being replaced so they work?

5
Kailyn

Do you have the rights back for 3 and 4 permanently? Or just for this collection?

5
Veronica

What makes for a good puzzle? What makes for good environmental storytelling?

5
Deg

Could the Myst remastered edition include a multiplayer mode where 100 people parachute onto the island and construct puzzles that must be solved in some sort of battle royale?

5
Courtney

You guys have done such an amazing job. Myst was my childhood and I spent many hours with my mother back in 1999 figuring out how to get between the worlds and exploring the island of Myst.

Do you guys have any planned extra content that gives us a view into the making of Myst? I think it revolutionized PC gaming by including the videos of Atrus and the brothers Sirrus and Achenar.

Should it be in your vault I would die to see the filming process and implementation of that in a game developed in 1993.

4
James

Any chance on unabridged Audio book versions of the Myst Novels?

4
Christopher

Would you please add in lots of high-res digital renders from the games? I would especially love to have the images from the riven calendars.

4
James

Is there ever going to be a Real Riven Masterpiece Edition?
I so want to see an HD version of that Hover Rail ride. Wheeeeee!!

4
Connor

how's your day going?

3
Jim

Asking for a friend, Will you support Linux?

3
XeresRazor

Is there any possibility of Exile or Revelation getting a mobile port?

3
Corbin

How do I get on URU Live Again? It seems the account creation server is down at the moment and I want to go back again. I used to play it all the time, but I don't have an account anymore..

3
Mark

How about a Writer's guide? :D

Side question, how developed is the D'ni language, actually?

3
XeresRazor

Any possibility of getting any of the soundtracks on Vinyl someday?

3
Alex

Is there any chance that (unabridged) audio recordings of the Myst novels might be released someday? Audible.com has brought about a real golden age of audiobooks, and not needing to release them on physical media would reduce the overhead.

3
Peter

Little off-topic, but will the exclusive content for the PS4 version of Obduction make it to the PC version?

3
Marcus

Are there still Books to be found where groups of D'ni fled, or descendants of Aitrus to find them?

2
Susan

Would Rand consider read the Myst books for audio books?

2
Richard

Dear Rand, Ryan and the Cyan Team: Please look after yourselves and your health FIRST! You are such wonderful people, the last thing we want is for any of you to get sick or burned out!

2
Horatio

Will you consider providing all backers with the URU soundtrack even if we don't hit the 3750 Writers tier goal?

2
Chris

What other objects did you consider re-creating before deciding on Gehn's inkwell? Any chance we'll see some more artifacts come to light?

2
Lemuel

How did Myst III/IV come about, given that Cyan did not develop them?

2
Merlijn

I think you've done a beautiful job answering this question without words, but I just want to hear it from you: what is the most fundamental drive behind Cyan? What ideal makes you guys tick on?

Thank you ever so much for your worlds. Your attention to reality is a delight regardless of how you present it, and I can't thank you enough for that!

2
Lorna

My right arm for the pen and inkwell. That tier is beyond my ability to pledge--is there any other way we could get that reward? I assume not, but had to ask. It's gorgeous and I'm a writer and it's a thing.

Thanks for doing this anniversary project. I'm excited to have the digital downloads so I can preserve the box versions. They're my retirement plan. :) Great project, great adventures, great company. Keep going.

2
Sara

Hi Rand, first of all, thank you so much for the myst universe! I've been my all time favourite since the release when I was a child (and wasn't able to speak English but I managed because the visuals were more important than the language most of time.. Father helped me out when needed)
I buy everything I see with myst, even if I already own the product, love it so much, so I was overjoyed when I managed to become a collector in this Kickstarter!
I was wondering if the full book Marrim will ever be released /worked on? Additional books maybe?
Again, thank you so much for all of this! And this Kickstarter is awesome! You rock!

2
David

Will there be Steam achievements or trading cards for these games?

2
Deg

What is one of your favorite in-cavern memories of a spontaneous event or interaction in Uru Live?

1
shokhootahn

I understand that The Intangibles are completing the Ages and areas that were not finished when Game Tap shut down. How much will Cyan be contributing to their efforts and will there be any continuation of the story line from moul?

1
Evan

How can I get more then one writer bundle?

1
Corbin

Being able to write an Age, as well as the people in it, would you not be able to write in D'ni, and then they could create their own ages through that age, thereby infinitely expanding?

1
Rasmus

Is there any Myst/Riven puzzle you are especially proud of or that turned out surprisingly good?

1
Scott

Do you guys have any interest in making a Myst game in the style of Telltale Games (or in conjunction with them) that focuses on Story and exploration? Those style of games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead) are great interactive stories where choices made by the player affect the outcome. This seems to be a great marriage of narrative and exploration - possibly ideal for Myst. They are typically released as series, so not sure how hard it would actually be. Any interest in this for you guys?

And thanks, by the way, for the great games and great experiences!

1
Jim

I noticed recently that realMYST masterpiece edition saw a pretty significant update... was this part of the updates for the 25th anniversary we can expect?

1
Iago

What were the games made with that Broderbund built? Was Riven also HyperCard?

1
Sarah

Hey, I'm making a Myst themed geocache. You fancy coming to find it when I release it?! XD

1
Peter

Will Comic Osmo's Hex Isle going to get a re-release eventually?

1
John

Any chance of 'Cosmic Osmo's Helix Isle' getting re-released?

1
Phoenix

A lot of us in American Mensa are addicted to problem-solving. I'm a Testing Coordinator for Mensa; if you want to test, holler at me; I'm sure you'd qualify.

1
Matthias

Will there be a 'server revival' for URU because of the anniversary editions?

1
Jim

I Missed part of the Livestream, Will there be a switch version?

1
Deg

Have you played any games lately? Any favorites?

1
r4zorxt

Where's Gehn Rand?

1
Corbin

Is it possible to add more ages to the current iteration of Myst Online or will you need to remake the whole engine first? Also, player-made ages?

1
MartinB

Hi Rand.

Loved the book Myst, the book of Atrus. It's in essense a prequel to Myst. Will there ever be other books like this?

Love you work,
Martin

1
James

Would you consider working with Richard Vander-Wede again in any potential future Myst project? What about Jack Wall?

1
Michigami

What do you think of the Mystcraft mod for Minecraft?

1
Karmo

Do you have any memories or stories about the time that The Simpsons referenced Myst? With Homer going right in front of the library, and the soundtrack playing in the background.

1
Weston

The Book of Marrim?

1
John

There was previously someone interested in doing a kickstarter to make a Myst short film, but at the time he could not do so because of the TV series. Would it be possible for him to do it now? His concept trailer looked really cool. Thank you!

1
savoie

Little technical question ...
Will the Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Games run with Windows 7 ?

1
Dionysia

Hey Rand; glad to see you do this AMA after the interview the other week! I'd love to ask you this: it's often hard for us to remember Riven as anything else, and of course for a long time it was Equiquay. What was the story behind the name 'Equiquay', why was it ditched, and are there any other names that were dropped? Did any other names exist in such a way for the original Myst?

1
Paul

Any chance of a scaled back version of Obduction for Oculus Go?

1
Aldo

Could alternative payment options be explored (like PayPal or iDeal) for pledging the new Kickstarter? I'd love to pledge, but am unable to.

1
Veronica

If you ever manage to getting around to retirement, would you like to see others run with the Myst universe, and where would you like it to go? What would be your ideal path would the continued narrative take?

1
Mark

So excited!!! I've gotten through the first four games, then had to jump to Uru. As I recall, the 'tank controls' for the game were, well, painful. Is there any chance the controls either have been or will be improved in the future? I never finished the game because the control scheme just kind of knocked me out of it...

Love your game, love your universe!!

1
Weston

Do you OWN the rights to 3 and 4? Or were they licensed?

1
Bruce

When is Yeesha's birthday?

1
Spencer

Can I pledge a programmer instead of money?

1
Jim

Why not create an official Myst discord channel :3

1
William

Would you ever consider a Myst V rerelease with live actors? It feels rather disconnected from the series as is, and you can play old Atrus at the end ;)

1
Karmo

Any more technical details that you can share about the LCD book? I'm particularly interested in what CPU is going to drive it. Thanks!

1
Michael

Can you give any update on the Myst tv/movie adaptation that has been in progress for the last while?

1
Adam

What was your favourite puzzle to create? I personally think the last puzzle in Riven is the best puzzle in a game I've encountered, and would love hearing about its creation!

1
ken

A movie about Riven, wow, what do you all think

1
ken

Amovie about Riven, wow, what do you all think

1
Evelyn

Is there any chance you might do a developer commentary track for any of the games, at some point?

1
Laurie11111

Just wanted you to know that I played the Myst games with my kids as they were growing up. Thank you for not only creating a game style that allows out of the box thinking but a real bonding experience with both mother and child. Truly love everything you guys have done. Still playing the games with my adult kids now.

1
Kailyn

Shorah! I'm so excited for this project. Just curious, is there any possibility of expanding MO:UL? It would be really cool to have new areas there to explore. Maybe in the very long run?

1
Kathleen

Pardon if this has already been asked but are you surprised at the continued support of URU?

1
Ilia

The heck with questions. Good luck with your next projects! We don't expect much, just please make us think.

1
vid

Are there any Preafter materials still out there that we haven't seen yet?

1
XeresRazor

Might we get some of the original models from any of the games as a digital goodie?

1
Katie

Please thank the Community for the great work on the Community Goals! :)

1
Evelyn

Could we get more details on the inkwell? How does it close, and will it be easily cleanable? Is the nib on the pen able to be swapped out, or is it all one piece?

1
Alyssa

What was your favorite find in the vault?

1
Brettimaeus

Hi Rand! I'm getting into worldbuilding, so I wanted to ask:

When worldbuilding, is there a particular process or series of questions you ask yourselves to flesh things out?

Or do you just proceed with the game until you hit a limitation, and then come up with unique in-world explanations for them?

1
Phoenix

Are you fixing the mistake in Myst: Masterpiece Edition in which the wrong instructions are given for getting to the white page? It kinda made me mad.

1
Lukas

Hello there Rand, I seriously love this series and i with this kickstarter i will finally be able to play the games after riven. My question is if you can give us a little hint on what the USB goodies in the maintainer tier of the myst book could include?

1
DeeDee

Hello Rand! I have a couple of questions. First, I was ecstatic to get the email about this! The timing was uncanny as well as I have been complaining to my friend about not being able to replay and introduce all of Myst to my boyfriend due to the older platform requirements. I actually, just last week, received my laptop with XP dual booted just so I could play again! With that being said, my excitement was at an all time high when I read it was all being rereleased for the newest OS. Unfortunately, I refuse to purchase Windows 10 and am waiting for the next release. Finally to the question...as fast as an OS seems to turn over....so what happens when 10 isn't compatible? Also, is there any chance of allowing a big fan a tour if Cyan neighbor?! :D

1
Phoenix

Will there be the ability to get more than one of the collector linking book? Some of my fonder memories are with my mother and I playing and I'd like to get her a copy as well as myself.

1
shokhootahn

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Shelby

Rand, I just want to say thank you for all the work you and your brother have done. Have you guys ever considered doing plush of the Whark or Squees?

1
Will

Hi Rand! Congrats to you and the team on the continuing success of this project! I'm really looking forward to sharing this game with my children like my father did with me. Are there any spinoff projects that you have considered and would be willing to discuss that delve deeper into the D'ni culture or the cultures created in the Ages? ...maybe something in Tay with Katherine? ...some of the Ages created by the old Writers of D'ni long before the time of Atrus?

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Dave

Hi Rand, thank you for giving us the opporitunity to replay this wonderful series again. This was my first video game, and its very close to heart. My PSN name is even LordofMyst, a direct reference to the game's unnamed player. I wanted to ask if you plan not only on continuing the series, but if you plan to bring the games on PS4? I'd love to Platinum the series.

~Dave Bracken, long time Myst fanatic.

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Deg

Could the Myst remastered edition include a multiplayer mode where 100 people parachute onto the island and construct puzzles that must be solved in some sort of battle royale?

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Christopher

Thanks for this Rand I have all the games but this was too good an opertunity to pass up.
My question is will there be a pledgemanager after the KS I want to get 3 writer pledges but i don't want to have to cteate 3 KS accounts to do it, so a pledgemanager would be a good thing. ( pretty sure im not the only one that would like more than one pledge.

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Chakra

Are the keys for the packaged games a one-time key/or will I be able to download on multiple pcs?

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ken

I am scheduled to be at work when your broadcast starts and I really want to see it. Will I be able to view the show when I get home at 10pm?

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faussurier

Hi Rand! First of all, I want to say I am really glad you started this kickstarter, I pledged for the Writer tier as soon as I could! Anyway, my questions are more about your latest game Obduction. I really enjoyed playing it, it was really fun to progress through it, pondering about the story, the characters, the way the world worked... Now I've recently played Uru Complete Chronicles and found that a 'trick' used in Ahnonay was similar to the idea of swapping, even though still a bit different. So I was wondering, was it an inspiration for Obduction? Also, I remember reading somewhere that a new area was added to the game with new journals, is there a chance to get it on my PC version downloaded from GoG? Finally, how hard do you find it to create that balance between the puzzles, the story and the environment/exploration aspect? Do you have to make a lot of compromises and let go of some ideas? Even though it was not quite perfect I thought you did a really good job with Obduction! ;)

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David

Hi Rand!

I have a bit of a Lore question: I've listened to what Atrus says at the end of the first game, but it has always been a bit unclear to me: Did Atrus actually give Myst Island to the stranger with no plans to return or did Atrus Just allow the stranger free run of the books in the Library with plans to eventually return himself?

I have always imagined that each player would in a way become a caretaker of sorts to the island, similar to the gentleman near the cleft at the beginning of Uru.

Thank you for everything you have done for all of us! Your worlds are the reason I am now a game developer.

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Bryon

Referring to Stretch Goals will the 3 books be available in 'audible format' (someone reading the books to us) or will they be available in 'kindle format' (words on a screen)?

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Bryon

Referring to Stretch Goals will the 3 books be available in 'audible format' (someone reading the books to us) or will they be available in 'kindle format' (words on a screen)?

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Arnaldo

Any chance for URU-EoA content to be reworked for a 3D friendly touch pad generation?

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Joshua

Are you planning on selling Cyan Inc to Ubisoft?

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Bryon

Referring to Stretch Goals will the 3 books be available in 'audible format' (someone reading the books to us) or will they be available in 'kindle format' (words on a screen)?

Also will the books be abridged and unabridged?

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Nicholas

I've been a fan of the entire MYST universe since I first got stuck in the Selenetic Age when I was 12 years old, and I even had the honor to call your father my pastor for a short while when my family was stationed in Budapest.

Thank you for being such a good and formative part of my childhood.

For my question: is there any chance at all of ever seeing the Book of Marrim?
The original three hardcover Books were always with me when traveling (the Book of Ti'ana remaining my favorite to this day), and I keep the small excerpt from the Book of Marrim tucked into the back of my copy of the Book of D'ni.

I'd love to someday read that last story in its entirety.

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Evan

My 4th grade teacher first showed me MYST in detention and I fall in love with the rich and immersive worlds that CYAN has created. Also what is it like to be such legends in the video game industry?

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Thorben

Thank you for the wonderful experiences you have created, Rand. I was wondering if you keep yourself up to date with games in general, and if there are any recommendations you would want to make. Did you play The Witness, for instance? It includes a homage to the Channelwood age.

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r4zorxt

First of all, thank you, thank you very much for this hard work you are doing for all of us. This shows the kind of great creators that you are.

Questions: I have 2 questions. 1. I would like to know more about Firmament and if it is possible to play it without VR?
2. Is it possible that (in the future) it can make Riven look like in Myst Exile or Revelation?

I hope to see you again if it's a cameo in future games, a big hug from Argentina to the whole team of Cyan Worlds ... and Robyn Miller, where are you? !!!

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DarkwingDiva

Question about Obduction. Was there an intended reason for the middle step between swapping the cells between the original worlds and taking them all to an entirely new place? Seems like it would make sense just to swap each cell off of their respective planets and directly to the new one. Or maybe it was just meant to be mysterious?

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DarkwingDiva

Question about Obduction. Was there an intended reason for the middle step between swapping the cells between the original worlds and taking them all to an entirely new place? Seems like it would make sense just to swap each cell off of their respective planets and directly to the new one. Or maybe it was just meant to be mysterious?

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Bartusis9578

Will the versions of Myst 25th anniversary edition games work on Windows 7? because I have windows 7 and I do not plan to upgrade to Windows 10!

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John

Hello thank you for taking the time to exhaust yourself answering all of our questions!

I've talked to a number of people on Steam who wanted the previously released versions of Myst in their language, with the kickstarter will it be possible to import the language files for other languages?

A lot of people including would be interested in also having the original realMyst updated for modern operating systems; do you think it would be possible to also update the original realMyst? Thank you!

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dylan

What do you think of the idea of making more games that work like Myst three and four for VR? That would get around the walking issue and you could have one image sphere per eye.

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Sean

Are you excited that the Kickstarter has raised so much money?

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Benjamin

Hello! How are you?
Do the Myst Strata Vision files are compatible with the latest Strata Design 3D software and can be rendered exactly like in 1993 or did you use an old computer or emulator running a classic Mac OS to render the higher resolution Myst scenes?
About the latest new about the Mac support, I thank you again. I'm even more happy to run the exact 1993 Myst more than the special edition :)

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AtrusMystESP

Rand really you are my Hero! thank you very much to you and this great Team in creating Surreal Worlds ... Puzzles Ingenious, fantastic with great Characters, With a great Universe of Possibilities ... I love the 3 novels above all Myst 2 The Book you Ti'Anna. .. personally I would like to continue enjoying this Grand Universe of Possibilities ... With a New Myst or a new Novel aside from new Content for Myst Online ... Really, you make unique games (Even Myst 3 and 4) .. From Spain I will remind you of each Puzzle that made me sweat ... What made me think again and again :) One question ... with the support that this Kickstarter is having ... Do you think there should be more adventures within this Universe full of Possibilities of game or novel form? Thanks Rand :)

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Charilaos

First things first: you're my hero Rand!

I'm mainly wondering if there are plans to revive the soundtracks (in full CD quality) alongside the games!

And... maybe take a moment to share your thoughts on possible stretch goals and wishes shared by the fans.
My personal favorites:
- Mac support
- Re-release of the 1993 version of Myst exactly how it looked and sounded
- Newly rendered versions of (some of) the games in higher resolutions and fullscreen (graphics untouched) or support for higher resolutions for the realtime titles.

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Trekkster

Hello Guys! I am so happy to see that your amazing universe continues to thrive after all of this time! I am an architect and what has fascinated me since I was a child (when Myst first came out) was the world building that was created. The puzzles were always secondary. Exploring 'Strange New Worlds' is what made me a loyal follower. My question is.... What drives your inspiration for all of the ages you have created? Specifically Myst Island, the Mechanical Age, and how D'nni became a subterranean civilization? (total side note, if you ever made a book about the art of the ages (pun totally intended) i would be the first on line to buy it)

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Trekkster

Hello Guys! I am so happy to see that your amazing universe continues to thrive after all of this time! I am an architect and what has fascinated me since I was a child (when Myst first came out) was the world building that was created. The puzzles were always secondary. Exploring 'Strange New Worlds' is what made me a loyal follower. My question is.... What drives your inspiration for all of the ages you have created? Specifically Myst Island, the Mechanical Age, and how D'nni became a subterranean civilization? (total side note, if you ever made a book about the art of the ages (pun totally intended) i would be the first on line to buy it)

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Rob

Let's imagine Obduction (and other Cyan Worlds games) all take place within the Myst universe. What are some examples of how you would connect those dots? For example, could the different locations in Obduction actually be ages created by the D'ni that others found a way to link to without the linking books (i.e., ambassador seeds)?

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