Posts tagged: Myst
Looking for the all-new realMyst for iPad and new iPad?
Cyan Worlds, in north Spokane, announced the game is now available at the iTunes apps store, priced at $6.99.
It's the rich and detailed Myst Island scenario, recreated with lots more dimensionality and textures.
Office Hours is eager to test the game, or gather comments from gamers. Drop any thoughts and comments here to share with the Myst community.
Cyan Worlds now has an iPad version of the classic breakthrough game Myst. The revised version is the 3D enhance realMyst, redesigned and enhanced for the mobile iOS platform.
It will come out in April, said company President Tony Fryman.
“To explore the islands and Ages of Myst in realtime with such a gossamer interface is an amazing feeling.” said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds. “Walking on the boardwalk above the water in Channelwood has got to be experienced to be believed.”
Spokane Valley manufacturer Sterling International, maker of bug traps and the Rescue line of anti-bug systems, got some ink in the Wall Street Journal.
You could easily devour an hour here, reading the article on the onslaught of the nefarious stink bug. Sterling's new stink bug trap is the reason for its inclusion in the story, written by WSJ staffer Heather Haddon.
Do not neglect the comments here, which highlight the vast range of feelings people have on the business of bug eradication.
Personally, we have nothing against stink bugs. Live and let live…
Photo Credit: WSJ.com
We do want to give some more space to the new Bug Chucker game released this week by Cyan Worlds.
The entry below may have squashed the news slightly. Don't let that bug you.
The game is a very affordable 99 cents at the iTunes store. We'll test it this evening and post a report, on our companion tech site, www.srtxt.com.
For more information on Bug Chucker, here's Cyan World's main summary.
This may be a coincidence of harmonic proportions. On more or less the same day, both Spokane's Cyan Worlds and Spokane Valley-based Rescue (also known as Sterling International) have debuted major new “bug” products.
Cyan has released a new game app for the Apple platform, called “Bug Chucker.” And to quote Miley Cyrus, that's pretty cool. It costs 99 cents at the iTunes store. It's a space-battle game involving a spaceship inhabited by bugs who are under attack by the evil Sawz, the robotic minions of Lord Lahguh.
Cyan is the company that innovated videogames by developing the breakthrough titles “Myst,” “Riven” and “Manhole.” More information: here.
Meanwhile, bug-trap maker Rescue just released its new stink bug traps. But wait, there's more.
The new traps come in two varieties, indoor and outdoor. For more than a year Sterling (Rescue) focused on developing an outdoor trap that attracted the pesky stink bugs and left them unable to crawl away.
But over time the company also decided to develop an indoor version (pictured here). As you can see, it's an illuminated model that uses LED lights to attract stink bugs. It will be available in July and cost around $17.99. For information: Recue's stink bug blog.
Company spokeswoman Stephanie Cates said the company realized, while learning more about stink bugs, that they're attracted to some lights. So that led to this indoor baby.
In an email, Cates said: “The indoor stink bug problem is significant. Many people in the mid-Atlantic states report finding stink bugs in their homes — sometimes as many as 30 to 40 per day.”
We were directed to a recent post on Deadline.com, which mentions that Mysteria, a film company, has signed up two producers for a possible feature film based on “Myst,” the groundbreaking game developed in north Spokane by Cyan Worlds.
Back in 2008 we wrote, in an SR business story, about two Myst fans in Indiana who convinced Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan, to let them move forward with a movie based on the Myst books. Mysteria is those guys, who were admitted movie novices without a lot of Hollywood connections.
The story in 2008 noted that Cyan optioned the film rights to Mysteria and waited to see what would happen. The news update this month suggests Mysteria has gone out and moved the project forward. Its partners even rounded up two would-be producers.
Cyan Worlds President Tony Fryman said this is the deal: “The option ties up certain rights (as defined in an agreement) for a period of time while the option is shopped around Hollywood. The Option holder then cuts a deal with a selected studio whom then decides to produce a movie or not. If the Option is not “exercised” within the specified time then the rights typically revert back to the original owner.”
The original rights owner is either Cyan or Rand Miller.
Mysteria has its own blog, which serves as a somewhat limited chronicle of the project.
The Deadline item says producers Hunt Lowry and Mark Johnson have worked a deal with the two Indian Mysteriacs, Adrian Vanderbosch and Isaac Testerman. Those two have been working a few other big deals; they’re the ones producing a version of the John Grisham novel “The Testament.”
We noted earlier that Mead-based game company Cyan Worlds was developing a light app-style game for the iPhone and iOS community.
The game, Stoneship, is now available for $2.99 at the iTunes store.
Happy gaming, Myst fans. More info.