Creators of the Myst series and several other of my all-time favorite games.

Games by Cyan

Screenshot of Myst


Category: Adventure Games
In Myst, you’re dropped onto a sunny but creepy island with no backstory and no context, and you’re left to explore and figure things out yourself. It’s a precursor to a lot of the more obtuse and “lore-heavy” games available now, but at the time it was something of a revelatory mechanic, at least to me. Myst was a minor cultural phenomenon at the time, and deservedly so, as it combines surreal (and, for the time, advanced static CG graphics), a dark story told through magic books and video clips, multiple surreal and beautiful zones to explore, and tricky, multi-screen puzzles that are still challenging.Read more...

Date posted: Fri May 4, 2018