Myst, the legendary graphical adventure game, has made its iPhone debut. It's available for download from the App Store for $6.
Myst is a first-person adventure game that drops you onto a mysterious island filled with strange artifacts. You use books created by an explorer named Atrus to travel to different worlds, or "Ages." Along the way, you're tasked with solving puzzles -- unraveling mysteries about how various machines and gadgets work, and more -- and in the process, you learn the back-story of the game's characters.
Myst first appeared on the Mac back in 1993, and it was a phenomenon -- getting ported to numerous other platforms and, for years, being the best-selling video game in history. It ultimately spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs.
The iPhone and iPod touch version is a complete rework of the original, using the original pre-rendered scenes, puzzles and movies. While the original Myst was a "point-and-click" adventure game, the iPhone version uses touchscreen input in much the same way.
Myst requires a very large amount of storage space -- 1.5GB of free space to install, though it will reduce in size to 727MB or so once it's on. System requirements call for iPhone 2.2.1 software.
This story, "Myst Makes Its Debut on the IPhone and IPod Touch" was originally published by Macworld.