I spent a lot of my time in the 90s playing PC games. Sure I loved the games on my consoles too, but PC games back then always brought something different to the table. One example of that was the puzzle game Myst, but there was so much more to it than just that. Now it looks like the mystery will be coming to TV.
Comicbook.com reports that the popular video game series will be adapted to TV by Village Roadshow. Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class) will serve as writer and showrunner. Myst co-creators Rand and Ryan Miller will also be involved in the project, along with Issac Testerman and Yale Rice from Delve Media. There is currently no network attached or any further details on the project at this time. It's still very early in the process, so much like playing the game itself, you'll have to exercise some patience.
Myst did eventually make it's way to PlayStation and other platforms, but also spawned several sequels all the way up to about 2002. One of the most interesting things about the game is, at least in the early versions that I remember, the character that you play has no name. There are no good guys, or bad guys, just the setting that your dropped in and the mysteries that you have to figure out. So the setting tells the story, which we have seen from other shows before. Just recently, you could argue that Key House was just as much of a character as anyone else in Netflix's Locke & Key. Having your surroundings be a major part of your story is certainly compelling and interesting enough, if done well, so Myst could certainly do the same. The game also spans thousands of years, so the setting could be very different.
While I'm sure there will be some changes made for TV, my hope is that the true spirit of the early games is still captured somehow. There is a lot of potential here, and I think finding the right home could make all the difference. Keep checking back for more updates.
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