Sept. 24, 1993: Beautiful Myst Ushers In Era of CD-ROM Gaming

Wired's Chris Kohler writes: Myst's dreamlike world and simple gameplay appealed to what we would now call "casual gamers." Its graphics were so polished and its world so entrancingly designed that it hooked a wide audience. Copies flew off the shelves. But perhaps more important, CD-ROM drives flew off shelves. To play Myst, you needed the hardware.

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