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By Mark J. P. Wolf

“Myst and Riven is well-written, attention-grabbing, on-topic, insightful, and a true excitement to read.”

—Edward Castronova, Indiana University

Video video games became an enormous cultural strength, and inside of their historical past, Myst and its sequel Riven stand out as influential examples. Myst and Riven: The global of the D’ni is an in depth research of 2 of the most well-liked and important games within the historical past of the style, investigating intimately their layout, their performance, and the gameplay adventure they supply gamers. whereas scholarly shut research has been utilized to motion pictures for your time now, it has in basic terms infrequently been utilized at this point to games. Mark J. P. Wolf makes use of components corresponding to photos and sound, the video games’ temper and surroundings and the way they're generated, the geography and layout of the electronic worlds, and the narrative buildings of the video games to envision their entice either serious and normal audiences, their legacy, and what made them great.

Myst and Riven is the inaugural booklet within the Landmark games sequence, edited by way of Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, that is the 1st sequence to ascertain person games of old significance.

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