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Classic adventure game Myst now available on Android

The classic PC game Myst is now available on Android. (Source: Google Play Store - realMyst)
The classic PC game Myst is now available on Android. (Source: Google Play Store - realMyst)
The venerable PC adventure game finally comes to Android devices for an immersive gaming experience on the go.

The 90’s were an exciting time for PC gaming. First person shooters were beginning to take form with now-iconic releases like Wolfenstein 3d and Doom. Strategy games were coming into their with titles like Civilization and Sim City. Adventure games were all the rage, and the king among them was Myst. And now Myst is back and ready to play on Android.

Myst was a point-and-click adventure game that came on the scene in 1993. The game was praised for its deep lore and world building as well as its rich soundtrack and stunning graphics. It was one of the first widely released games on CD-ROM and had a heavy hand in pushing the format. The iconic game has garnered quite a following and is held in high regard among adventure game fans.

Myst has been available on iOS for a while now, so it’s good to see the classic coming to Android. The port, dubbed “realMyst,” was created by Cyan (the devs behind the original ‘93 release) and Noodlecake, a Canadian mobile app studio.

The game supports Bluetooth controllers and should run on most modern Android devices. The port includes the original release and the Rime age expansion as well as the atmospheric score. Obviously, touch controls can be used, and they should feel right at home; the original was controlled through a point-and-click interface. The Android port also includes a very welcome hint guide to help players along. The original title is notorious for some obscure and difficult puzzles. The open-world game is also a very large title at about 700 MB to download and install.

realMyst can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Amazon’s App Store for $6.99 USD. If you need me this weekend, you know what I’ll be doing.


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Sam Medley, 2017-01-27 (Update: 2017-01-27)