Date: May 9th, 2006
Uru Live Returns
The following was posted by Rand Miller regarding Uru Live:
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly
considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly
- G. K. Chesterton
Fellow fans and adventure seekers,
Uru has been quite an adventure for us. After pouring
everything we had into our vision back in 2002, Uru
Live was abruptly cancelled. There have been several
fits and starts since then - various attempts to keep
the vision alive. The most notable was Until Uru -
a continuation of Uru Live that put its future directly
into the hands of the fans. The fans didn’t let us
Although the fans were able to bide their time in
the ancient underground city and distant Ages, not
much changed. There were huge expanses to explore
and share, but the full vision of Uru Live was designed
to be dynamic and changing - providing new story and
places to explore all the time. Now, with some help
from our forward thinking friends at Turner/GameTap,
we’re pleased to announce that we’re ready to bring
Uru Live back to life.
We have been furiously toiling behind the scenes to
write some interesting new content that will make
its way into Uru Live in the coming months. We’ve
also been working on the nuts and bolts - rebuilding
our software and servers to clean up bugs and lag
and to provide a base for cutting-edge improvements
in the future.
This new adventure is not without caveats. We’re smaller
and leaner now. We have much more to do with fewer
people to do it. But we’re trying to work smart to
provide new content that provides fresh new adventure
for everyone on a regular basis.
So here we go again into exciting unknown territory.
Little did we know that the opening lines of Myst
would be so prophetic.
Thanks so much for all of your encouragement and support,
GameTap released this Press Announcement at the Electronic
“URU LIVE” LIVES ON EXCLUSIVELY AT GAMETAP
Online, multiplayer version of blockbuster game resurfaces
on GameTap, with real-time 3D and new episodic content
LOS ANGELES – E3 – (May 9, 2006) – “Uru Live” lives!
GameTap, the broadband entertainment network from
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), is reviving
the online foray of “Myst”, one of the most popular
adventure series ever created. As part of GameTap’s
bold new initiative, the “Uru Live” game and community
will be available to GameTap subscribers later this
year as part of their monthly subscription.
“Uru Live” is the online multiplayer version of “Uru:
Ages Beyond Myst,” which was developed by Cyan Worlds.
Extensively beta-tested in 2003, “Uru Live” spawned
an avid community of players, many of whom have kept
unofficial sites up and running ever since. With the
advent of broadband gaming, there is a whole new medium
and a ready audience for this revered title. Unlike
its predecessors, the new worlds of “Uru Live” are
dynamic and alive, making use of real-time 3D rather
than still images to bring players together online
to explore incredible new worlds. To keep “Uru Live”
even more fresh and challenging, GameTap and Cyan
will update the game with new episodic content on
a regular basis.
“The epic journey to D’ni will begin anew this holiday
season on GameTap,” said Stuart Snyder, GameTap’s
General Manager. “We are bringing back ‘Uru Live’
with new episodes, intriguing new worlds to explore,
and a host of fresh features. ‘Uru Live’ was ahead
of its time, and now that technology has caught up
with this visionary game, GameTap and Cyan are teaming
up to bring it into the bold new world of broadband
“Uru Live” is part of the popular “Myst” series created
by Rand and Robyn Miller. Selling more than 12 million
units, it was the top-selling video game franchise
of the 1990s. In fact, it is credited with creating
a whole new genre of games, the first-person adventure-puzzle
“Uru Live” will join the more than 500 on-demand
video games and 300 streaming video channels now available
To register for GameTap, visit www.gametap.com where
you can sign up for the leading all-you-can-play-&-watch
video game lifestyle broadband network for $9.95 per
month. Go to www.gametap.com now and sign up for a
free two-week offer.
About Cyan Worlds, Inc:
Cyan Worlds, Inc., located in Spokane, WA, is best
know for Myst and Riven, which received numerous awards,
critical acclaim and broad popularity, Cyan has been
designing and building immersive interactive worlds
since 1987. They currently employ over 40 designers,
programmers and artists. For more information about
Cyan Worlds, visit www.cyanworlds.com
GameTap delivers hundreds of the greatest games-on-demand
plus original programming via a broadband-connected
PC. To access GameTap, players securely download and
install Turner-developed client software from www.gametap.com
that acts as a gateway to the GameTap vault. Because
games reside securely on the PC, not across a network,
they act just as if they were still on the console
or at the arcade. Fast response times, 3D effects,
colors, and characters are all present and accounted
for. New games and original programming will be added
to the service each week. GameTap supports navigation
and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as
most USB peripherals.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time
Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment
products around the world and the leading provider
of programming for the basic cable industry.
Chase/Beth Gardiner/Misty Skedgell
Access Communications for GameTap TBS, Inc.
The online service will be available for a monthly fee
of $9.95. A Beta is available for sign-ups now.
Date: March 15th, 2006
Bring back UruLive petition
in view of the recent development of cyan
starting the d'mala shard and the fact that it's been made
known that there is a potential backer for financing the
return of UruLive, a new online petition has been started.
you can read
it here. make sure to click on the 'Sign the Petition'
link to add your name to this updated petition.
the orginal petition contains over 4100 signatures
- some of which are very recent (2006). so, it's obvious
that there's STILL a big interest - even tho it's been 2
years since Live was canceled.
let's make sure we get the word out as much
as possible!!! we've got a real chance to get UruLive back!!
post about it where ever you frequent - there are so many
who left the myst-related forums after Live was canceled...we
need to get the word out about Cyan's d'mala shard on Until
Uru AND we need to get the word out that there's a real
potential for UruLive returning!!
- Posted by joclyn
Date: August 7th, 2004
Miss Uru Live? Well now you can chat and explore
Uru like you did before....
Uru was built for people - a place for people to
meet, grow and wonder.
The deep city came alive with the sounds of life
- and then it was silent again.
But the life of Uru is in the people. It will not
awaken again until Uru has people again
...Untìl Uru has people again.
This is not Uru, or Uru Live. It's only a breath,
a spirit of what Uru was. It's a heartbeat until Uru
can slowly grow again.
...Untìl Uru can slowly grow again.
Date: June 28th, 2004
Path of the Shell Release Date
Mystworlds announced that the release date
for Path of the Shell will be July 7th, with an option for
Date: June 15th, 2004
of the Shell Goes Gold
According to Grey Dragons blog
PotS has gone Gold
Date: May 6th, 2004
Uru wins best puzzle game of the year
has awarded Uru the best puzzle game of the year.
Date: May 2nd, 2004
Date: April 29th, 2004
"Path of the Shell" Screen Shots
The German Ubisoft site has released the first
of the, "Path of the Shell" screen shots available
Date: March 31st, 2004
X-Pac2 Name and Release Date
Myst Uru: The Path of the
- March 31, 2004
The name of the second expansion
pack has been chosen! Currently scheduled for a June
23rd release, the third chapter in the Uru story will
continue where "To D'ni" left off, and will be available
via retail and online outlets.
A complete set of all three
Uru titles: "Myst Uru: Complete Chronicles" will also
be released, and will consist of: Uru: Ages Beyond
Myst, To D'ni, and The Path of the Shell. This will
be a very valuable addition to all Myst fans' collections!
We can't wait to join you,
on the Path of the Shell…
Date: March 12th, 2004
Another "To D'ni" Delay
Randomos posted this message today:
Wherein we step from behind the curtain...
As you may have noticed, the date implied by the
Top Ten List has sort of grown- during the QA process
we've had to push the release date back from our original
target. We've tried to have fun with the process-
and the changes in the schedule- and hope you have
had fun too.
Today we learned- again, due to the need to make
sure that the quality and level of support were absolutely
ready- that the expected date for the release of the
expansion pack is now Monday March 22nd. We are very
confident that this date is solid, but, with the previous
delays, thought it best to clarify the situation and
pass along what we know. Please note: this date too
might have to be delayed. We really really hope not-
but that's the nature of the beast: you can predict
your testing results, but the actual process may turn
up bugs, and that means fixes and a need to delay
And yes, we'll continue to try to come up with humorous
additions to our Top Ten list (and if you have any
good suggestions, please drop a private topic invite
to Khatie or myself!).
Date: March 1st, 2004
Ten Reasons to go To D'ni
today has released the top ten reasons You'll Want to
Go "To D'ni"
can view the page here
day a reason will be released until the release of the
new Expansion pack for Uru: To D'ni.
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