In preparation of the highly anticipated early 2007 release of â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€, two major developments are being announced. Currently in beta release, a new area of the city and an all-new, never-before-seen Age are being released tomorrow, January 19.
GameTap is also proud to announce that a Macintosh compatible version of Myst Online is in active development by TransGaming Inc., which will bring the world of Uru to Macintosh users for the first time.
New Faces and New Places
The â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€ preview storyline continues to build with last weekâ€™s introduction of Cate Alexander. Cateâ€™s appearance has had a significant effect on the Dâ€™ni Restoration Council (DRC) and the cavern restoration effort as a whole, as evidenced by the recent opening of several city areas. That pattern continues with the opening of more city areas, including the Great Zero, and the restoration of an all-new Age, which explorers can visit for the first time ever.
â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€ is designed to continually expand in order to provide new game experiences and areas of exploration for its players. The launch of the first all-new world, while still in beta release, illustrates the gameâ€™s commitment to the ongoing rollout of new content.
Uru to Premiere on Mac
GameTap and Cyan Worlds, developer of â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€, are pleased to be able to bring the story of Uru to the Mac platform for the first time, powered by TransGamingâ€™s Cider portability engine.
â€œThe original Myst game premiered on the Mac,â€ said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds and creator of Myst Online. â€œThe Mac community has always been huge supporters of the Myst franchise and weâ€™re thrilled that we will soon be able to invite them to the newest Myst experience.â€
TransGaming Inc. is a leading developer of software portability products for the electronic entertainment industry. â€œThe release of Myst Online for Mac represents the beginning of exciting new possibilities for Mac gamers,â€ stated Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming, Inc. â€œWe look forward to bringing many more great games to the Mac in coming months.â€
Players interested in participating in the Mac beta program should visit www.GameTap.com/mystonline for sign-up information.
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