Here's a solid reason to keep creeping around the 3D, real-time world of realMyst [$6.99 (HD)]: in a recent update, game creator Cyan Worlds has given the port of its re-make another polish pass, tightening up some distracting tech and visual issues.

Version 1.0.4 of the game, for example, adds in higher resolution text and artwork in the game's books and notes, as well as improved textures in several "floor areas." This version also sees some minor loading tweaks and nebulous stability OS improvements.

More importantly, this update squashes some bugs, including the staircase issue in Mechanical Age and the generator and dock fore-chamber door on the island. A full listing of tweaks is available here.

It's of note that realMyst is still sitting pretty at $6.99. At some point, Cyan says it'll shoot to its "normal" price of $9.99.

  • http://twitter.com/DotComCTO DotComCTO

    "It's of note that realMyst is still sitting pretty at $6.99. At some point, Cyan says it'll shoot to its "normal" price of $9.99."

    At which point, sales will be driven lower and then Cyan will be motivated to make the "normal" price $6.99. As it is, the game isn't in the top 200.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Of course it isn't, in order to chart in those lists you need a high volume of downloads, something that a niche game like realMyst is never going to see. High pricing is a fantastic strategy for them. Keep in mind, this is a -better- version of a game that flew off store shelves for $50...

  • Garbagemaster

    When will this be released for iPhone?

    • ImJPaul

      I'd imagine never. The current gen iPhones can't handle it. The 4S may be able to but even if it could run it the display is way too small to really be able to enjoy it. Maybe the iPhone 5 will get it?!

  • http://www.uplayblog.com/ Bianca Mól

    wow, I used to play Myst on my computer when I was a kid. erm, ok, I actually only had fun checking out the visuals, cause I couldn't understand a thing... (I was...I don't know...10? hehe)