In 1993 Cyan released what would go on to be the biggest-selling PC game of all time for nearly a decade. By 2005 the studio was on the verge of bankruptcy.
Myst developer Cyan Worlds is making all the code and assets of its twice-cancelled puzzle MMO, Myst Online: Uru Live, available to the public as an open source project.
Creator Rand Miller has blamed the repeated commercial failure of Myst Online on cheap, stereotypical MMOs, which he believes are "setting people in a hamster wheel and saying, 'Run run run run run.'"
Digital game distributor and publisher GameTap has announced that it is discontinuing Myst Online: Uru Live, the MMO based on the classic puzzle adventure series. The game has been running for just under a year.
Descending gracefully over the hills of the internet today is Myst Online: Uru Live, which will be the first game in the puzzle-solving series to venture into an MMO setting.