Worn books, hidden paths, striking vistas, and displaced machinery- an accumulation of images from, inspired by, and relevant to the ages of Myst.

Martin Rietze’s photos of the volcano Kawah Ijen in East Java, Indonesia- its sulfer-rich flows and gases rise to temperatures upwards of 600° C, causing the flames to burn a bright, electric blue when viewed at night.

photography by Martin Rietze

Cyan cuts deal with Legendary to create a TV series based on Myst | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Who the devil are you?

Villa in Vals, by SeARCH and CMA (design Bjarne Mastenbroek & Christian Muller) | Switzerland

photography by Iwan Baan

(Source: iwan.com)

abandoned WW2 bunker | Andreas S

…these photos hit me right in the gut, hoo boy.  Something about the lighting, the juxtaposition of nature and industrial bunkers- they just send waves of Myst nostalgia through my body.  I love it.

abandoned thermal power plant | Hungary

photography by Andreas S

abandoned boilers | Ross Island, India
photo by Retina Charmer Photography
green mile | Sven Fennema

Having received Rand’s blessing at Mysterium, my Black Ships fabric is officially up for sale on Spoonflower!  I wholly recommend ordering it on the Silky Faille to get those rich blacks.

It’s based on one of my favourite Easter Eggs in the game, the bolt of Black Ships fabric you find hidden in Sirrus’ room on Stoneship.  I took the opportunity to update the pattern for the post-Hypercard generation; if Sirrus is wearing it, I figure it deserves a bit more opulence.

-C

Between the cleft and the lip of the caldera, the whole side of the volcano was carpeted in flowers.  Even in the moonlight he could distinguish those bright colors- violets and blues, dark greens and lavender, bright reds and violent oranges.  He stared, uncomprehending.

It was impossible.

"They’re called ephemerals," Anna said, speaking into that perfect silence. "Their seeds- hundreds of thousands of tiny seeds- lay in the dry earth for years.  And then, when finally the rains come, they blossom.  For a single day- for one single night- they bloom. "

-Atrus and Anna, The Book of Atrus

photography by Guy Tal

Insanely cool bit of behind the scenes footage from Riven!

Marty O’Donnell just posted a video of his foley work for the opening scene with Cho- it’s pretty amazing how recognizable these sounds still are, almost twenty years later.