myst

Gamers of the 90s no doubt remember Myst, the adventure puzzle title that once stood as the best-selling video game in the world. The game has sold six million copies to date, and Legendary Entertainment is looking to give it the revival it deserves. The studio has closed a deal with Myst creators Rand and Robyn Miller for a series adaptation that could come to either TV or the web.

Variety’s report on the new series didn’t mention any potential plot points, though The Millers are involved, so expect plenty of puzzling twists befitting the source material. Also, while Legendary hasn’t decided which platform the series will air on, it would be a great fit on digital. The Millers are apparently interested in tying in companion games and tablet content to create a transmedia experience and drive home certain plot points.

Legendary recently expanded its digital portfolio through the acquisition of Geek and Sundry. It is also planning a film version of the video game Dead Rising that will release exclusively through Sony’s Crackle platform. A similar strategy could be a solution to the puzzle of how best to distribute Myst and make a 20-year-old game new again.

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