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Release date

September 24, 1993

Locations visited

Preceded by

Myst: The Book of Atrus

Succeeded by

Riven: The Sequel to Myst

This article is about the first game in the Myst franchise. For the franchise itself, see Myst Franchise. For the age written by Ti'ana, see Myst Island.

Myst was the first game in the Myst franchise and third chronologically in the Myst saga. It uses pre-rendered graphics with a simple point-and-click interface. Myst was developed by Cyan, who began work on it in 1991. It was published by Brøderbund and was released on September 24th, 1993 only for Macintosh computers. The game was later released for Windows 3.1 in 1994. Subsequent releases included Windows 95, 3DO, Playstation, PSP, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. It holds the record as the best-selling game of the 1990s.


In 9462 DE (1806 CE), the Stranger finds a Myst Island Linking Book and links there. Meeting Sirrus and Achenar in the red and blue Prison Books in the library, the Stranger visits four of Atrus's Ages to retrieve the red and blue pages for the brothers. In the end, the Stranger must choose who to free: Sirrus, Achenar, or the green book...

Ages and Locations visited[edit]