Legendary TV and Digital Media have teamed up with Cyan Worlds to develop a TV series and companion video game to the popular game franchise Myst.
Myst debuted back in 1993 and has a ton of sequels and ports of the original title. The basic premise of the game features characters alone on a mysterious island, where they must venture out to "explore its grandeur and mystery." It has been described as "a chilling tale of intrigue and injustice, defying all boundaries of space and time."
The video game developer offered a statement saying:
"Cyan's goal in working with Legendary is not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media,” the company said. "Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level."
This isn't the first time Myst has been put into development, back in 2002 the SyFy Channel announced plans for a TV miniseries, but nothing ever came of it. I've never played the game, but it does sound like it will make for an intriguing series. With Legendary behind its development, I imagine it will be something that fans of the game and regular audiences will enjoy.