Myst was supposed to change the face of gaming. What is its legacy 20 years later?
For the 6 million–odd people who have played Myst since its release 20 years ago, these images are as embedded in their memories as those seven immortal opening notes ofSuper Mario Bros. It's more than a beginning, it's a Pavlovian bell that tells your brain it's time for an adventure. But in 1993, it was even more than that: Myst, it was said, was wiping the slate clear for a completely new direction in gaming.