The Stranger is coming to your house. Legendary TV & Digital Media has inked a deal with Cyan Worlds to develop a TV series and companion video game based on the popular PC franchise Myst. Launched in 1993, Myst was the best-selling PC title ever until it was eclipsed by The Sims in 2002. The first-person game play follows the Stranger, who uses a book to travel to the island of Myst, where he must find and follow clues that unlock different self-contained mini-worlds. The game has spawned a slew of sequels and a trilogy of novels. Cyan said that teaming with Legendary on the TV project means “finally being able to express in a visual linear medium the rich story that the Myst franchise is dripping with.”
“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.”
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