The Inland Northwest is getting a little love in Steam's Mystery Midweek Sale, offering 75-percent off computer games through 10 a.m. Friday.
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition, the high-definition remake of Cyan's classic adventure game released on the 20th anniversary of Myst's launch, is available for $8.99, half of the original asking price. Cyan is based in Mead and was founded by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller in 1987. Myst was the best-selling PC game for nine years, its run ended by The Sims in 2002.
Here are some other great titles in Steam's sale you should think about picking up:
Max Payne series (Rockstar, $2.49 - $4.99) Pick up the entire Max Payne trilogy for less than $11. Rockstar's run n' gun game puts you in the shoes of a pill poppin' detective with serious issues. Max Payne was the first game to truly bring to life bullet time mechanics, and the classic games still hold up well today. Plus, you can get Max Payne 3 for $5. Rated M for Mature.
Gone Home (Fullbright, $7.99) I'm itching to play this adventure game that has received multiple accolades for its storytelling through unconventional means. You play as Kaitlin, a 21-year-old who returns to her childhood home where everyone has vanished. You interact with the world through a first-person perspective, piecing together clues about your family's disappearance.
The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games, $12.49) Telltale Games, makers of the fantastic Walking Dead video game series, take players to the comical world of Fables in this five-episode romp through a New York populated by classic fairy tale creatures. You assume the role of Bigby Wolf (AKA The Big Bad Wolf), the sheriff of the fairy tale world who must solve several grisly murders. Rated M for Mature.
For the full list of games on sale through Steam, visit the promotion's webpage. But act fast, you must buy the titles before Friday at 10 a.m. to get the discounts.