The End of Myst?

Yep, I experienced many a sleepless night playing this game way back when it first came out. Talk about cool…but, that was then and this is now.


The Spokane company that made the bestselling computer games “Myst” and “Riven” has laid off about two dozen workers because of declining sales of the puzzle-solving games. Cyan Worlds founder Rand Miller told workers of that decision during a staff meeting Friday. As of Tuesday, the only three workers left were Miller, his brother, Ryan, and Cyan Worlds President Tony Fryman.

They tried to bring all of this over to web in 2003 when they released a game called “Uru”, but it was subscription based and its publisher, Ubisoft Entertainment, shut her down because there wasn’t enough people bucking up.

So, that’s it then.


  1. Some of the puzzles were quite cryptic, however the one which required you to first work out that you were supposed to listen to notes on a keyboard, & then to differentiate between them, THAT was the grandaddy of all impossible puzzles!

  2. I loved that damn game, dude.

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