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Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

SystemWindows XP
CD-ROM1

Ubisoft

Windows XP

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Release Date: 11/11/2003
Manufacturer: Ubisoft
 
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is a computer game developed by Cyan Worlds and published by Ubisoft. Available on a single CD-ROM, the game features several diverse D'ni Ages designed in the style of the Myst game series.

Although Uru and the Myst series share the theme of the D'ni civilization and culture, Uru takes place in the present day. Unlike previous games, where the player is a stranger who lived two hundred years ago, Uru allows avatar customization so that 'you are you,' as implied by the game’s spelling. The gameplay is more sophisticated than in previous Myst games, and the graphics are now in real-time 3D (as in realMyst) rather than being pre-rendered stills.

Uru's reception, though generally positive, was not as highly received as previous Myst titles. The game sold only 450,000 units, compared to millions of copies for the first three games.

In addition to the single-player game, Uru features a multiplayer aspect originally called Uru Live; Live did not ship with the game and was eventually cancelled in development. GameTap later released the multiplayer version as Myst Online: Uru Live on February 15, 2007, but this incarnation was similarly shortlived; it was announced in February, 2008 that GameTap would shut down Uru Live, and the game went offline on April 10, 2008. GameTap gave Cyan the rights to Uru Live, and Cyan plans on resurrecting Myst Online once again.

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