A real Myst book
October 30, 2012 4:35 AM Subscribe
posted by Leucistic Cuttlefish (26 comments total)
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"This is a project I've been working on for six years - a replica linking book from the video game Myst.
The linking book
is "made out of a copy of the same book Cyan originally scanned as a texture reference. Inside the book is a full desktop computer, completely self-contained without any external wires or hardware. In the above photo, the embedded screen isn't just showing a still photo or a video: it's running a full copy of realMyst PC edition. Onboard is a copy of all the Myst games. It's fast enough it plays all of them smoothly (even End of Ages at ~30fps). You play the games by touching the touch-screen."
"Also included are some additional props - a blank white page and a blank blue page. These were sourced from additional copies of the exact same book Cyan used as a texture reference, meaning they're as "proper" as you can get. With the book's red interior lining, this makes a complete set of the three page colours used in Myst. They are their original hues & have not been dyed, so the blue is slightly more turquoise & the red is slightly more brown than they appear in the game. You can't be too picky with original 135-year-old paper hues."
Here's a video preview
of the book and a presentation on the book
. Besides all the Myst games, the computer's software includes The Manhole Masterpiece
, with bonuses including a copy of the Book of Atrus
"When you first turn on the book a video automatically plays featuring Atrus writing at his desk, then he looks up at you & mouths the words 'who the devil are you?'."