Uru Live

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The following article is written from an Out-of-Cavern (OOC) perspective. All fictional events should be considered fictional.
Uru Live
The cover of Myst Online: Uru Live



Release date

  • November 11, 2003 (Uru Live)
  • 2006 (Untìl Uru)
  • February 15, 2007 (Myst Online: Uru Live)
  • February 8, 2010 (Myst Online: Uru Live again)

Locations visited

See lists below

Preceded by

Myst IV: Revelation (2002-2003)
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (2003-2004)
Myst V: End of Ages (post-2005)

Succeeded by

Myst V: End of Ages (pre-2005)
None yet (post-2005)

Uru Live is a massively multiplayer online video game in the Uru series, created by Cyan. It was originally released together with Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, but was soon cancelled due to a lack of players. Since then, there have been multiple re-releases of Uru Live, with the most recent being Myst Online: Uru Live again, which is currently the most recent game in the Myst franchise.

Original Uru Live

The original release of Uru Live was very similar to Ages Beyond Myst and was released together with it. When it was shut down by its publisher, Ubisoft, in 2004, many of the Ages that had been in development were cancelled. Some were later released in To D'ni, The Path of the Shell, Myst V: End of Ages, and Myst Online: Uru Live.

Ages and locations visited

Untìl Uru

In January 2006, almost two years after the shutdown of the original Uru Live, Cyan released Untìl Uru (UU). It served as a replacement of Uru Live. Cyan did not provide any support or updates for the game, which was run for the most part solely on fan-based servers, called shards. In February of the same year, Cyan created their own shard, called D'mala. The content of Untìl Uru was entirely identical to that of the original Uru Live.

Myst Online: Uru Live

An official continuation of Uru Live was released in February 2007 as Myst Online: Uru Live (MO:UL). It was published by GameTap as a digital download via their service, which was subscription-based. However, it was cancelled after one year, in April 2008. Unlike the previous Uru Live releases, GameTap also released a version for Mac OS X.


The story was mostly continuous, but the community has made up a division into multiple "episodes". A summary of the events of Myst Online: Uru Live can be found on the official forums, in a thread called The Heritage Documents.

Ages and locations visited

Myst Online: Uru Live again

Two years after the cancellation of MO:UL, Cyan acquired the rights for the game and re-released it as Myst Online: Uru Live again (MO:ULa or MO:ULagain), in February 2010. It is still being maintained and can be played for free, however it is funded with donations. The content is currently identical to that of MO:UL, with the exceptions of some bug fixes and additional fan-created clothing.

It was announced at Mysterium 2014 that fan-created content would start being implemented into the game "at some point within the next year or two", as well as some of the Myst V Ages, such as Noloben and Laki'ahn, and some of the Ages that had been cancelled when the original Uru Live was shut down, with the project being organized by a group of explorers called the Intangibles. In December 2015, an "update" was released that did not contain any visible changes, though there were changes to the build process to facilitate future incorporation of fan-contributed changes.

Fan-created content planned for inclusion

Intangibles project

Other fan-created Ages and areas

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