• @[email protected]
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    102 months ago

    It’s nice to see the work by the StarryExpanse people is finally going to see the light of day. It’s going to be a great nostalgia trip for me to play this one.

    Also for those who don’t know, TheStarryExpanse was a project to rebuild Riven in 3D with a modern game engine. A few years ago they announced that they were going to collaborate with Cyan before turning over their work to them entirely and moving on.

  • PhobosAnomaly
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    42 months ago

    No way! I’m rather looking forward to this, I picked up the hefty PS1 version but never played it beyond the opening sequence.

    Excuse the muppetry, but is this effectively the sequel to the 2021 Myst remaster? Or is it a different project fork again?

    • @[email protected]
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      42 months ago

      It is sorta, it started about 13 years ago with The Starry Expanse, a bunch of people who started building Riven in a 3D engine, at some point Cyan started collaborating with them and finally took over the project completely.

      • TurtlePower
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        12 months ago

        Cyan already redid Myst in real-time, fully explorable 3D with VR support. They are planning on doing this with all of the Myst games (probably not Uru). This release was not started 13 years ago, but a group of fans, The Starry Expanse, have been trying to recreate Riven on their own. Cyan saw what they were doing and instead of pulling a Nintendo and suing them into oblivion, they worked out a collaboration a year before this was announced.

  • @[email protected]
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    32 months ago

    Oh snap, and here I was set to play the OG as I go through all the Myst games (will still have to do that on the bad ones though, I heard they aren’t good given the original team left)

    • @[email protected]
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      22 months ago

      They were okay. I really enjoyed Exile, the characters were a bit weird but the puzzles and world were good.

      • @[email protected]
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        22 months ago

        I do like a good puzzle. Did they at least redo the navigation from the first Myst? I found that too be the hardest part of playing OG Myst in 2023, making the sequels a bit more a chore without remakes.