updated 09:30 am EDT, Tue March 20, 2007
Myst Online: Uru Live
GameTap today announced the release of "Myst Online: Uru Live" for the Mac platform in tandem with its latest content additions. Using technology from TransGaming Inc., Intel-based Mac users can now take part in the same massively multiplayer "Myst Online: Uru Live" experience as their PC counterparts, including all of the regularly added features, destinations, and missions. The company said that Mac users can experience the adventure and puzzle-solving elements and "visually-stunning" worlds of "Myst Online: Uru Live" via TransGaming's Cider portability engine which enables PC games to run on the Intel-based Macs. Additionally, new content and upgrades to "Myst Online: Uru Live" will be simultaneous and transparent to users on both Mac and PC platforms.
"Myst Online: Uru Live has been the number one game on GameTap since its launch in February," said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap's vice president of content. "So we are thrilled this new audience can experience GameTap's original content."
Recently fans were able to explore a new Age as part of GameTap's commitment to providing players with a constant stream of never-before-seen content. In this latest Age, explorers visited one of the pods that the D'ni once used. The pod, set in a stunning jungle environment, appears to have primarily been used to safely observe the exotic wildlife in its natural habitat - a sort of "reverse zoo." However, it contains some features that aren't entirely understood yet, so it's up to the players to unravel this latest mystery.
"Traditionally, Mac users have been very strong supporters of the legendary Myst franchise," said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming. "We are very excited to be working with GameTap to bring this title back to that group of core fans."
Both PC and Mac players can explore yet another dynamic new area that launched last week, as the Myst Online universe and story continues to expand and evolve. Dereno is a beautiful, arctic environment that features another mysterious pod for players to explore.
The online gaming experience requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later along with an Intel-based Mac. A free limited trial offers five -selected levels and 4 games of a user's choice, while an introductory offer offers $1 membership for the first month and pricing as low as $7 thereafter.