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Cyan Worlds Closes Its Doors, Says Goodbye
posted by: Aaron Stanton
publisher: Cyan Worlds
date posted: 12:45 PM Sat Sep 3rd, 2005
last revision: 12:39 PM Sat Sep 3rd, 2005

Click to read.On a rather sad note, Cyan Worlds closed its doors for good yesterday, September 2, 2005. You might be familiar with Cyan as the creators of Myst, one of the best selling games of all time, and as one of the last dedicated makers of adventure games. The company has been struggling after a series of Myst titles that have met with timid gamer response.

The final game of the series, End of Ages, is set to release this month, and will tell the last chapter of the story begun before the turn of the millennium.

The original Myst combined pre-rendered images with music and sound effects to create one of the most moody and atmospheric environments in video game history. The game\'s puzzles were clever, and kept you playing as you unlocked a number of truly fantastic worlds. Myst severed as an introduction to the video game industry to many people that had previously only known the solitaire that comes preinstalled with Windows. In my own experience, Myst opened the door to a lonely and fascinating world on my Mac Color Classic, and was instrumental in my launch into the world of adventure games. Before I discovered King\'s Quest, Quest for Glory, and Space Quest (all Sierra, by the way - and not before finding Gold Rush), I found Myst. So did my friends, and while the slow pacing and unresponsive screens would be considered archaic in modern day, it still rocked the house.

How well you remember Myst helps separate the true old school gamer from the young blood that are only aware of the current console generations. I picked up a nearly mint condition copy of the original Myst about a week ago in a used game store just for old time sake; now I\'m really glad I did.

Here\'s to you, Cyan Worlds. And thanks. We wish everyone involved with the company the best.

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