Myst IV: Revelation

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Myst IV: Revelation
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Info

Developer

Team Revelation

Publisher

Ubisoft

Release date

September 29th, 2004

Locations visited

Preceded by

Myst III: Exile

Succeeded by

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

“Every family has a secret... This one has two...”
Myst IV tagline
Myst IV: Revelation is a pre-rendered video game and the fourth installment in the Myst Franchise. It was developed by Team Revelation, a team at Ubisoft, who published the game. Myst IV was released on September 29th, 2004 after three years of production.

Plot[edit]

Revelation takes place in 9481 DE, (ten years after the events of Exile and twenty years after Myst and Riven). Atrus invites the Stranger to Tomahna to provide an outside opinion in the matter of what to do with his sons, who are currently imprisoned in separate Ages. After a blowout, Atrus heads to Rime for parts to fix his Crystal Viewer while the Stranger is sent to restore power to Tomahna. As the Stranger returns from the waterwheel, the bridge on which (s)he is walking mysteriously collapses and the Stranger is knocked out until nightfall.

When the Stranger regains consciousness, Yeesha has mysteriously disappeared, and if the Stranger contacts Atrus through the use of his Crystal Viewer, they will discover that Atrus is stuck on Rime due to an electromagnetic storm. The Stranger eventually discovers the linking chamber containing the linking books to the Prison Ages Spire and Haven and visits the first Prison Age. Upon returning, the Stranger sees Achenar use a linking book across the lake in Yeesha's bedroom, which turns out to lead to Serenia. The Stranger can then either choose to pursue Achenar, or visit the other Prison Age.

In Serenia, the stranger encounters both Sirrus and Achenar, who each claim that the other is holding Yeesha captive.

Eventually, the Stranger finds Yeesha in the old Memory Chamber, however Achenar shows up declaring that Sirrus used the machine to put his memories in Yeesha's body. Possible endings include the death of the Stranger and Achenar, or trusting Achenar and destroying Sirrus, saving Yeesha.

Ages/Locations Visited[edit]

Development[edit]

A screenshot from DreamForge's Myst IV
Myst IV was originally going to be developed by DreamForge, before Ubisoft acquired to the rights to the Myst Franchise from Mattel Interactive. Two years into development, the game's design was done, but the game itself was only about 20% complete. It was then that Ubisoft cancelled the project and started from scratch.

Soundtrack[edit]

The game's overall score was composed and conducted by Jack Wall, who had also composed the music for Myst III: Exile. Peter Gabriel also wrote a song, "Curtains", for the game and this was featured during the Dream sequence and end credits.

Trailers[edit]

Teaser Trailer
Trailer 1
Trailer 2