The now two decades old classic PC video game “Myst” is set to be turned into a TV series. Legendary TV & Digital Media are teaming with Cyan Worlds on both a show and a companion video game based on the popular franchise.
The graphic adventure puzzle video game follows the Stranger, a person who uses a special book to travel to the island of Myst, the nexus which allows the player to travel to several worlds where the back story of the game’s characters and plot unfold.
The game was famed for its stunning graphics at the time, along with its nonverbal storytelling and atmosphere. It helped push the adoption of CD-ROMs, and both it and its sequels were the best-selling PC game series throughout the 1990s until “The Sims” ultimately pushed it off its perch a decade later.
In a statement, Cyan says their goal is “not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media. Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level.”