An Uru Post

I’ve been a fan of the products coming out of Cyan Worlds for as long as I can remember. I grew up playing their children’s game Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel. When I got a little older, I was introduced to the Myst series, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Because of that, I was quite excited when I heard that Cyan was bringing back Myst Online: Uru Live for free. That was the only chapter of the Myst universe that I had missed, so that meant one more journey back that I hadn’t really expected.

So what’s Uru like? The adjectives that come to mind are: Different, Hard, Fascinating, and Great. A breakdown: Continue reading


Photos Start Tomorrow

…On my new Haphazard Photoings blog, which I started for Project 365 and to keep things organized. Head over there tomorrow and hope I get a photo up by the end of the day. If not, I ought to have something up by the 8th.

In some unrelated news, I find it interesting/exciting that Myst Free for iPhone is out. It’s a lite edition with just the first age. My brothers and I wonder if you can still (Spoilers!) get the endings in the lite version, since they are all accessed from Myst island.

Very Cool Book

From Myst to RivenI recently got a very neat book out of the library. From Myst to Riven. This is the equivalent of a movie companion for my absolute favorite game of all time. Sweet!

If you’ve played Riven and enjoyed it, I encourage you to check this one out. It’s well worth the read.

And for any Myst geeks out there, the book cover is true to the game. There are five different covers, and since I got it out of the library there was no way of knowing which one it’d be. The one I got has Gehn’s 233rd Age on the cover. I wanted the Tay cover. Bother. If you get the book because of me, leave a comment and let me know which cover it is!

Side note: I’m pretty excited to hear from Cyan Worlds that they will be talking with the fans soon about their future plans, which hopefully includes work on Uru. We’ll see!

Something Silly: SpeedMyst

Anybody who knows me pretty well knows that I’m a big fan of the Myst series of computer games.

The other day, my brothers and I came up with a silly idea. We have all five games practically memorized. Why not see how fast we can get to the ending?

My brothers have been handling the bulk of the SpeedMysting, but I did do Exile last night in one hour, forty-three minutes. Not a bad speed! It’ll probably get beaten soon since I had my youngest brother telling me how to do all the parts I’d forgotten, though. 🙂

And while I’m writing, I guess I’ll say that I haven’t been writing because I’ve been studying and sorting a big bin of LEGO parts. While sorting, my sister and I did a couple of sets of minifigs based on some popular characters. Can you guess who they are?