‘Myst V: End of Ages’ demo available for Mac OS X only

Cyan’s “Myst V: End of Ages” demo is now available for Mac OS X users only, TUAW reports:

There are more interactive elements in this version than the original, which my 1.25ghz iMac seemed to handle well, though the introductory cinematic sequence was a little jumpy. Still, the brief experience brought back memories of looking at my old desk clock to see it read 2:30 AM.

At 457MB, it’s a hefty download, and the system requirements are kind of steep, too: Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, G4/1GHz or faster, 256MB RAM and an ATI Radeon 7000 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better 3D graphics with at least 32MB VRAM. The formal release is scheduled for September and will cost $49.95US.

Full article here.

“According to the official site, the game is going to be released on discs that include both the Mac and PC version of the game, which makes us wonder why the PC demo isn’t available at the same time as the Mac demo,” Joystiq writes. “Well, Mac owners finally get to gloat about landing a hot game demo before the rest of us. Just don’t gloat too much, we still outnumber you.”

Full article here.

More info and download link here.


  1. What a crap series. No one will miss a PC version of this game, believe me. Only great titles of this series had been the original Myst, RealMyst, and URU.

    Oh, and mindless single cell organisms (that share Justified’s and Judge Bork’s knowledge of the PC gaming industry) outnumber cockroaches.

  2. Well now ‘Crap’, that would be entirely opinion and nothing more on your part so quit trying to pass it off as some sort of a fact. The best games in the Myst series were the ones that weren’t made by Ubisoft, excluding the upcoming one which will hopefully have a great story and puzzles that aren’t stupid (like some from Exile, most from #4) especially because Cyan is back in action WITH Ubi. That said, the good ones are: Myst, RealMyst, Riven, and most of Myst 3: Exile. I’d say 4 out of 5 and soon to be 5/6 (if this one turns out to be as good as it is looking) isn’t half bad, now wouldn’t you? I haven’t played Uru therefore it isn’t in my list because it was only released on Windows and didn’t last very long anyway.

    Now don’t get your panties in a bunch because you can’t play it yet, it will come to PC obviously. I can say for sure that it would be sorely missed on the Windows platform if it was not released to them, also Ubi and Cyan stand to make a lot more money marketing and selling to the Windows crowd. So yeah, you are pretty much 90% incorrect but thanks for playing.

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