I´m a big fan of the “old” Myst games such as Myst, Riven and Myst III Exile. What I like about those games, is the beautiful graphics, that includes lots of water, rocks and natural as well as un-natural elements.
It adds a feeling of freedom, which I absolutely adore…
Also, there´s a sense of this quiet, beautiful – almost timeless presense. There´s no stress, just the gorgeous sets and mystery…
If you´re into making similar games, you can – and it doesn´t cost a dime to get going.
I´ve used the Advanture Maker from http://www.adventuremaker.com to produce a simple demo of a Myst-alike game.
You can download the demo for free here:
The Adventure Maker is remarcably easy to use and it enables logical puzzles to be incorporated. There´s a complete community with lots of free and paid plug ins and coders available if you need additional ones.
There´s a full version as well, and it comes with two licenes – for non commercial and commercial use.
The Adventure Maker has a neat plug in, called Cubic Panorama – that enables 360 degree panormic nodes, just like Myst III Exile. This plug in was actually the feature that attracted me…
You can add sound effects and music on several channels and it requires no coding.
At any rate, I like this software along with the community and I highly recommend it in case you want to explore the realms of adventure gaming.
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