Throughout the 80s and 90s, the video game industry witnessed a boon in point-and-click adventures games. Be it Maniac Mansion or LucasArts’ Monkey Island series, the genre was absolutely in vogue during that particular period in time. And of those iconic IPs in question is PC title Myst, which is set to return in the form of a TV show and an accompanying video game tie-in.
Rand and Robyn Miller — the creative minds behind the popular adventure series — sealed the deal with Legendary Entertainment, with plans to extend the Myst brand through an autonomous tablet experience along with the aforementioned video game release.
At this stage, it’s unclear whether Legendary will opt to distribute Myst through the more traditional method and broadcast it through TV or, in the vein of House of Cards, release it onto a digital platform like Netflix or Hulu.
Cyan Worlds, the studio belonging to the aforementioned Miller siblings and the developer behind Myst, released the following statement.
“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. 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.”
Originally released back in 1993, Cyan Worlds’ puzzle title has since sold more than six million copies and was the highest-selling PC title of its time, until a certain life simulating title known as The Sims came along in 2002. In the game, players explore the foggy peaks of a mysterious island as The Stranger all the while attempting to find out the reason why your ambiguous protagonist was whisked to the rocky isle in the first place.
We’ll have much more on Legendary’s take of Myst as it develops. Until then, you can share your own thoughts below.