Many of you reading this will not remember, but years ago the gamer world was completely obsessed with a game called Myst. It involved a protagonist called the stranger who traveled to the island of Myst, and was faced with many puzzles he had to solve so the player could learn his back story. At the time it came out it was highly praised for its amazing graphics and inventive gameplay. I remember losing days of my life trying to make my way through this game.
Word has emerged that a new Myst television show and video are being developed by Legendary. According to the creators the show and the game (which is rumored to be on tablets) will interact with each other.
In the interview they state “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,” the company said. “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.”
This could be the beginning of something very cool.