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Open Source timing update (small)

Hi all,

Sorry for the long time in between updates. The silence was not by design or by any dark undertones. Sadly, there is not much to report. I am *still* waiting for a particular ex-Cyan person to send me code changes that only he can make. I know that sounds odd but unfortunately it is the truth and until I have those changes the open source can't proceed. I know that he has been heavily involved in a major release of the product he is working on, so I understand (a little bit).
After that is done, I may ask for some help from a few chosen individuals to help with readying the sources further.

On a different note: Cyan has been working with another company on something (slightly but completely) different. Of course, I can't reveal anything yet but hopefully something will be available late summer, this year. I know that is coming up quickly and it is taking all of our energies.

I could write a small book about the many transformations that Cyan has gone through over the years. Even though I was not at Cyan from the beginning, there was only one ex-Cyan employee at the time I was hired. For the most of that history, we have been a quiet, shy company that let our products do the talking. With the rise of UruLive that had to change because the game was about community and Cyan sharing itself with that community, albeit in our own shy way. So, after UruLive was canceled, Cyan has reverted back to it roots of being that quiet, shy company again, albeit not quite as shy as before.

Thanks for everyone's support.
Chogon
 

iMyst article on Examiner.com

New article on iMyst and explorer projects. Focuses on iMyst release and gives interesting insight into the authors joining the myst community.

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The Fat Man
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iMyst: Spokesman Review

To quote Tom Sowa of the Spokane Spokesman Review:

 

First fan reviewers of Myst for the iPhone say it's everything they expected.

Spokane game developer Cyan Worlds has released a new version of its groundbreaking game “Myst” for the Apple iPhone.

Company President (Not CEO as we earlier said) Tony Fryman said Apple approved the new application for the iPhone late Sunday.

The game can be downloaded from iTunes.com for $5.99. The game takes up more than 700 megabytes of storage, making it one of the biggest apps being offered for the iPhone, Fryman said.

In the original version, players explored a mysterious island world and used the mouse to find clues and decode puzzles or challenges.

Two challenges faced by Cyan’s developers were to use the iPhone’s touch screen technology instead of a mouse, and to maintain the high quality of the game, said Cyan Worlds CEO Rand Miller.

Fans who’ve downloaded Myst for iPhone have posted reviews saying the game provides superior-quality sound and images and retains the feeling of the original version, first released in 1994.

Revenue from the sales will be divided three ways, with Apple getting about 30 percent, and the rest split between Cyan and its Japanese partner, SunSoft.

While the app for the iPhone will generate some cash, Miller and Fryman are looking for ways to find new projects to hire back developers and designers. At present the company has fewer than 10 developers on staff.

“Now that we have our feet wet in the app development area, we have some ideas for other games that could be interesting as well,” said Miller.

Miller and Fryman have no idea what the Myst app will generate in sales. Both expect Cyan Worlds to make some reasonable amount of revenue.

"Yeah, I hope we make money," Miller said. Lees meer

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Cyan Worlds' Twitter Feed

Cyan Worlds has set up a twitter feed, and it can be found at: http://twitter.com/cyanworlds/

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Marten
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Myst for iPhone/iPod Touch is out!!!

Myst for the iPhone is out and ready to be downloaded and played on your iPhone/iPod Touch!

 

 Welcome back to Myst. Wherever you are

The original Myst sights and sounds have been meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on the iPhone and iPod touch. Everything that you remember from the original Myst in a format where a simple touch or swipe moves you through the world.

 

Myst is available on the AppStore for $5.99 (4.99 €), you can download it with iTunes clicking here

 

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