The story of the D'ni civilization began when they established
their underground empire on Earth some 10,000 years ago. While living
beneath the Earth's surface, the D'ni practiced what they called
the "Art of Writing," which enabled them to create links to incredible,
alternate worlds of fantastic variety called "Ages," to which they
could travel through "Linking Books."
The D'ni people thrived for thousands of years, but later met
with a great catastrophe that all but ended their civilization.
Their vast cavern was left uninhabited, and their Linking Books
and Ages seemed lost forever.
Then, in the late 1980s, a few humans from the surface discovered
that cavern. One of these humans was Elias Zandi. He devoted the
rest of his life to exploring and, eventually, restoring that ancient
city in the D'ni cavern, preparing to one day reveal their discovery
to those who were suddenly feeling irresistibly drawn to the cavern.
When he passed away in 1996, his legacy was divided between a foundation
that he set up and his only son, Jeff Zandi. The foundation came
to be known as the DRC (D'ni Restoration Council). As their name
implies, they took on the task of physically restoring the ruins
of the D'ni cavern. If you choose to visit the cavern at some point,
you're sure to run into them.
Jeff Zandi, on the other hand, was interested in learning why the
D'ni civilization fell in the first place. He continued studying
the teachings of Yeesha, by far the most talented of all the D'ni
writers, and daughter of Atrus and Catherine. After years of learning,
the younger Zandi is finally comfortable bringing others to an uru
(a D'ni word meaning "large gathering" or "grand community").
On your way to the cavern, if you decide to join us, it might
be a good idea for you to learn some of the great teachings of Yeesha.
Experience the adventure of a lifetime, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
For more information about Uru: Ages Beyond MYST, visit http://uru.ubi.com.
Myst is a registered trademark of Cyan, Inc. under license to
Ubi Soft Entertainment.
About Ubi Soft® Entertainment:
Ubi Soft Entertainment is an international producer, publisher
and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading
company in the multimedia industry, Ubi Soft's strong and diversified
lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubi Soft itself. As well as
steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies,
Ubi Soft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by
developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France,
Ubi Soft is now present on every continent, both through offices
in 22 different countries including the United States, Brazil, Morocco,
Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries.
The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge
video game titles to consumers around the world. To learn more,
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.
For a more indepth look at Uru visit the Uruobsession
The 3D technology used by Cyan will be similar to that of RealMYSTs
only much better. It may take larger computers to play this game
than most fans have.
A secret easter egg in the Mac version of MYST masterpiece was
revealed to show a screen shot from URU. No one had ever seen it
until this, the first image inside the D'ni cavern, was found. The
screen shot is shown below.