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Get Ready for a TV Show Based on… Myst?!

by Eric Frederiksen | October 8, 2014October 8, 2014 5:30 pm PDT


That’s right: the classic PC adventure game Myst, the reason lots of people bought CD-ROM drives back in the day, is getting a TV adaptation via Legendary Entertainment, according to a report from Deadline.

“Cyan’s goal in working with Legendary is not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media,” said Cyan Worlds, the studio behind Mystin a statement to Deadline. “Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level.”

Myst released originally in 1993, so this might seem like they’re jumping on the bandwagon a bit late, but TV special effects are getting to the point finally where the visual style of Myst would be possible to replicate without costs going through the roof.

Additionally, a game built for tablets and smartphones could be a great match for a new Myst game, as we’ve seen with other touch-based puzzle games like Fireproof Games’ The Room series. There’s no release date for this Myst based series, as it’s likely in pre-production. If I had to guess, I’d think it’ll release around the same time as the recently announced Twin Peaks revival, while we’re talking about early 90s cult hits.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...