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Riven: Sequel to Myst coming

05-07-2009, 03:22 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 20
Riven for the iPhone?

Hey so with the latest release of myst for the iPhone I was curious if anyone had an update on Riven. I heard it was being developed for idevices and was wondering if anyone had updates on it (release date, news, etc...) thanks, Steve
05-07-2009, 08:49 PM
#2
They're probably waiting to see how successful myst is

05-07-2009, 10:27 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: charlotte
Posts: 616
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xander View Post
They're probably waiting to see how successful myst is
its already QUITE succesfull

this is my signature people get over it...
05-07-2009, 10:35 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 140
I'm really tempted to buy myst for the iphone, but I'm not very good at logic puzzle games (I can never beat zelda without a walkthrough) and didn't have the patience to play it on the pc. But maybe a portable version would make things a bit more convenient for me to play.

BTW, isn't riven at least 3-4 times bigger than myst? I can imagine how big that game would be for the iphone and touch platforms!!
05-07-2009, 11:17 PM
#5
Riven was originally on 5 (or 6?) CDs. But the entire game is essentially just a series of pictures, a few short video clips and some ambient music.

With all the money they're clearly going to make on Myst, I hope they can find some way to shrink Riven down to a fraction of its former size without losing any content.

It HAS to be possible. Right?




Right?
05-08-2009, 12:25 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 140
Myst is 650 megs on the pc, and riven is 2 gigs. I suppose they could just release a 2 gig game I just hope they don't release the game buggy because it will be a pain to update!
05-08-2009, 07:22 AM
#7
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kita View Post
Myst is 650 megs on the pc, and riven is 2 gigs. I suppose they could just release a 2 gig game I just hope they don't release the game buggy because it will be a pain to update!
Hehe, I'm quite sure they wont realease a 2 gig game They'll probably save a lot of space because of lower resolution pictures, lower color precision and sound compression. I just hope they do not cut away gameplay.
02-08-2010, 09:04 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 103
Riven: Sequel to Myst coming

It sure looks like it:

Quote:
Hello,

I'm hoping that Riven will be available by early summer at the latest. Uru Live, maybe within a month. Watch the Myst online website for updates. the rest of the Myst series get complicated fast due to technology issues and rights licensing. Not sure those will make it.

Thanks for you continued support.

tony
From the Uru Live forums.

In case anyone was wondering, Uru Live (rereleased today, but the servers are swamped) was a short-lived adventure MMO (not really an MMO, more like an adventure game with community features) where you explore ages and the Dn'i cavern, and solve puzzles with friends. If you played Myst on the iPhone and enjoyed it, I'd definitely recommend taking a look at Uru when it gets back up--it's free! (Puzzles are a LOT harder, though.)

Last edited by Cougarcat; 02-08-2010 at 09:54 PM.
02-08-2010, 09:23 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
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wow nice.. i had raven on pc.. loooooong time ago
02-08-2010, 09:38 PM
#10
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Two words: Kick. Ass.