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Myst developed by Robyn and Rand Miller of Cyan and published by Broderbund, was a  first-person graphic adventure game. It was  released for the Macintosh personal computer in 1993. In the game, players travel via a special book to the island of Myst where they solve puzzles, and travel to four other worlds, known as Ages. Players can interact with specific objects on some screens by clicking or dragging them and by clicking on locations shown on the screen when the scene then crossfades into a new area. Myst has an optional "Zip" feature to assist in rapidly crossing areas already explored, which provides rapid travel, but can also cause important items and clues to missed. Journal pages when read provide   background. The game is completed, when the island of Myst is fully explored.

The game was developed on Apple Macintosh Quadras and was essentially a large colour Hypercard stack, with each card consisting of a three dimensional rendered screen.

Platform: Apple Macintosh LC or faster 4Mb RAM 3Mb Hard Disk space 256 Colors CD-ROM

               Mac OS System 7.0.1

Application Software (AS:) Games

Version: 1995

Platform : Apple Macintosh LC
Format : CD-ROM
Publisher : Broderbund
Authors : Robyn and Rand Miller of Cyan
Date : 1995
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The Print Shop Companion (Disk) Broderbund Atari 8 Bit 5.25 Disk 1986
Super Lode Runner Irem / Broderbund Nintendo Famicom Disk System Disk 3 May 1987
SimCity Supreme Broderbund Apple Macintosh II 3.5" Floppy Disk 1989
SimEarth Broderbund Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1992
Prince of Persia Broderbund and Electronic Arts Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1992
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Myst Broderbund PC CD ROM 1996
Print Shop Deluxe Broderbund PC CD ROM 1996
Riven - The Sequel to Myst Broderbund Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1997
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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Broderbund Software PC CD-ROM 1998
Prince of Persia Collector's Edition Broderbund PC CD-ROM 1998

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