How to make Myst?
September 22, 2005 1:31 PM   Subscribe

Free (beer or speech) Windows-compatible software to make Myst-like point-and-click games? I'd like to have both stills and movies.

A steep learning curve or a little programming doesn't really matter. Neither does the file formats supported. I'm willing to convert.
posted by sonofsamiam to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Well, if you want a steep learning curve on the programming, there's always GCC.

By the way, didn't the orgional myst use hypercard?
posted by delmoi at 2:16 PM on September 22, 2005

Actualy, you might be able to do something like this for free you might be able to use DHTML.

If you're willing to spend money there are tons of programs, Macromedia Director would be the most powerful, and you'd be able to put it on the web.
posted by delmoi at 2:21 PM on September 22, 2005

Director is great for things like this.

There was a project, created by someone in the Myst community, I think called Scrybe, but I can't find it now.. has a good selection of options to choose from, in any case.
posted by devilsbrigade at 3:34 PM on September 22, 2005

Probably the typical way nowdays is to use Shockwave, I'd say.
posted by abcde at 4:09 PM on September 22, 2005

That is, for hobby games. The shelf titles probably hand-code their own system but even they'd do just as well.
posted by abcde at 4:11 PM on September 22, 2005

(By Shockwave I mean Director, of course)
posted by abcde at 4:13 PM on September 22, 2005

AdventureMaker. :)
posted by xyzzy at 4:35 PM on September 22, 2005

Myst was originally made with hypercard, if i remember right... The Wikipedia Entry has links to some modern clones.
posted by atom128 at 6:41 PM on September 22, 2005

Myst was definitely done with hypercard.
posted by mmascolino at 7:30 PM on September 22, 2005

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