[Feb 15, 2007, 12:37 am ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
GameTap announces that Myst Online: Uru Live, is, well, live:
February 14, 2007 –GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment
network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today announced that
“Myst Online: Uru Live” will officially open its doors tomorrow on Thursday,
February 15. Published by GameTap and developed by Cyan Worlds, “Myst Online:
Uru Live” is the most recent addition to the GameTap Originals label. This
latest installment of the best-selling Myst franchise introduces all-new Ages
and puzzles while fusing the social concepts of a traditional massively
multiplayer online game with mystery and problem-solving facets. Consumers can
now visit www.gametap.com/mystonline
to take advantage of a free trial offer and enjoy “Myst Online: Uru Live”.
“’Myst Online: Uru Live’ is the most ambitious Myst experience we’ve ever
created,” says Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds and co-creator of Myst. “By
developing an interactive, online world driven by intrigue and exploration
instead of violence, massively multiplayer online gamers now have a choice
unlike any of the other options.”
For the first time ever in the Myst universe, a player’s choices, actions, and
experiences will help drive the ongoing storyline which expands and adapts on a
continual basis. This new adventure-driven take on the massively multiplayer
online game genre features the ongoing release of new content, including all-new
Ages and puzzles. As players act and react to their surroundings and each other,
a new Myst story will be told.
Keeping with tradition, “Myst Online: Uru Live” combines all of the classic
adventure and puzzle-solving elements and visually-stunning worlds that made
Myst the top-selling franchise of its time and among the most
critically-acclaimed games of the 20th century.
“Myst Online: Uru Live” includes elements unique to the Myst franchise,
including books used to teleport, exploration through wondrous, immersive new
Ages; and mind-challenging puzzles to solve either as a group or alone. The
title also includes all of the key social features like text and voice chat that
make today’s massively multiplayer online games so popular.
“The evolving storyline of ‘Myst Online: Uru Live’ makes it an ideal addition to
our GameTap Originals line-up of episodic games,” said Ricardo Sanchez,
GameTap’s vice president of content. “Also, thanks to our extensive catalog of
more than 800 games, subscribers who might not have experienced the previous
Myst titles are able to do so very easily and at no extra cost.”
“Myst Online: Uru Live” was created exclusively for GameTap and is available to
GameTap subscribers in the United States and Canada. It will also be available
via direct download to consumers and in select countries around the world.
Expanding beyond computer borders as well, “Myst Online: Uru Live” will be
available for Mac users later this spring. To sign up for the Mac beta program
or to view the list of international countries Myst Online is currently
available in, please visit
To register for GameTap and experience “Myst Online: Uru Live”, visit
www.gametap.com where you can sign up for
just 99 cents for the first month.
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||Feb 15, 2007, 09:32
|I thought URU live came out about 3-4 years ago. Im pretty sure I played the beta? Or maybe not. Didnt it tank, and get closed pretty quickly? I liked the concept, being a huge fan of the Myst series, but I guess gametap is taking over of this now. Good luck to them.
I agree with the others, in that the original was ground breaking and so much fun, but as they progressed, the puzzles became unrealistic and super difficult. I enjoy a challenge, but some of the puzzles were insanely hard, and just didnt connect with the story.