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Riven, the sequel to Myst, is now on Android

Riven continues where Myst left off. (Photo: Google Play Store)
Riven continues where Myst left off. (Photo: Google Play Store)
The adventure continues in Noodlecake Studio's Android port of Riven, the sequel to the classic PC adventure game Myst.

The mystery continues in your hands.

Earlier this year, developer Noodlecake Studios Inc. released realMyst, an updated Android port of the classic PC adventure game Myst. The game brought improved visuals and audio to the game while retaining the entirety of the venerable title’s gameplay and mysterious story. That release has received high praise and current sits at a 4.4 rating on the Google Play Store. Now Noodlecake has released the lauded sequel, Riven.

The follow-up has received the same treatment as the original, with retouched visuals and remastered sound. The same touch and swipe controls are also present, allowing for easy interaction on smartphones. Noodlecake has also included a hint guide and “Hot Spot” hint system to help out new players. These additions are very much appreciated, as Riven is known for their obscure (and difficult) puzzles.

Since the title was launched only yesterday, there were some unexpected bugs that caused the game to freeze or crash, especially when Google Play Games achievements were awarded. However, Noodlecake has already released an update that should fix these problems. During my (admittedly short) time playing the title, gameplay was smooth and everything worked as expected. For the record, I played on a Motorola Droid Turbo (Moto Maxx outside the U.S.), which has a Snapdragon 805, Adreno 420 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM.

Riven picks up right where Myst left off, so mobile gamers who want to continue the adventure can download Riven from the Google Play Store for $3.99.


Google Play Store: Riven

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Sam Medley, 2017-04-27 (Update: 2017-04-27)