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#1 User is offline   Free Bird 

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:11 AM

Not that anyone cares, but for those who don't read the syndicated headlines or other forums I'll post this anyway. Mark DeForest announced that MORE will be put on hold for an indefinite time:

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Sorry for the long silence, things have been quickly shifting in these strange times.

Even though the development of MORE Urulive has been progressing (the new account system is nearly done!), I'm sorry to say that outside events have caused us to put this project on indefinite hold.

The MORE project was not funded directly but was riding on the coat tails of other projects. Unfortunately and very suddenly, a major revenue stream to Cyan was disrupted. The current Wall Street problems have had a significant, although indirect, effect.

We have no alternative than to put this project on hold. The ultimate future of MORE UruLive will be determined over the coming months. If or when moneys become available we will reassess the roadmap at that time.


Currently, Cyan is redirecting its priorities to focus only on fully funded projects. Of which, Myst for the iPhone/iPod Touch is one of and that project is progressing very well.

From all of us at Cyan, thank you for all your support.

The original announcement can be found here.
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

I hope it gets back on track! I think that my as-of-yet lukewarm enthusiasm for all things Uru makes it hard for me to feel like I'm totally a part of The Current Myst Fandom TM, and MORE's user-created content premise seemed like the "killer app" that would really hook me :/
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:18 PM

View Postrivenwanderer, on Oct 9 2008, 02:52 PM, said:

I think that my as-of-yet lukewarm enthusiasm for all things Uru makes it hard for me to feel like I'm totally a part of The Current Myst Fandom TM

Yes, lots of things have changed. Most of it not for the better.
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 07:00 AM

Well I can't really say I'm too surprised...
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:47 AM

I don't think anyone's surprised. A lot of people are disappointed - MORE really excited the Myst, URU, and URU Live fanbases - but nobody is surprised.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:55 AM

View PostGehn, lord of ages, on Oct 11 2008, 12:34 PM, said:

MORE really excited the Myst, URU, and URU Live fanbases - but nobody is surprised.

I wouldn't say that. I think only the Until Uru subsubcommunity within the Uru subcommunity was really excited, the rest were mostly just looking forward to it with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:55 AM

As has been said before, it's sad, but not unexpected.

I must admit I was not the biggest fan of the URU games, but I was looking foward to MORE to see just what URU was really all about and what I had missed...Yet despite my excitement, I had a feeling that this was going to happen.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:42 PM

View PostFree Bird, on Oct 11 2008, 07:42 AM, said:

View PostGehn, lord of ages, on Oct 11 2008, 12:34 PM, said:

MORE really excited the Myst, URU, and URU Live fanbases - but nobody is surprised.

I wouldn't say that. I think only the Until Uru subsubcommunity within the Uru subcommunity was really excited, the rest were mostly just looking forward to it with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Okay, so the Until URU fanbase was really excited and got MORE vocal than everyone else.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:28 PM

Aww, I'm sorry...

Wait, what?

iPod Myst?

... Okaaaay... That's a bit... excessive, don't you think? :arianna:
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:07 AM

How many ports of Myst do we really need, anyway?
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:57 AM

View PostCoolgamer, on Nov 23 2008, 04:07 AM, said:

How many ports of Myst do we really need, anyway?


Myst Tomagachi, of course? You have to feed and groom your linking books, you see and when it's happy, it links to more Ages and if you don't feed it, it links to prison ages and ... um.... yeah. :arianna:
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:33 AM

Uh oh, Tamagotchi Myst sounds bad.

I nearly lol'd when I found out just now that Mac OS X's spell checker has “Tamagotchi” in its dictionary.
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:47 PM

I am now envisioning Sirrus or Achenar inside a Tamagotchi, begging for pages...
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:25 PM

View PostTalashar, on Nov 25 2008, 03:47 PM, said:

I am now envisioning Sirrus or Achenar inside a Tamagotchi, begging for pages...


Actually, that sounds like fun. I'd have a lot of fun with the "punish" button.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

Myst: The Point . . .
for Wii

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:54 AM

I want a Myst villain tamagotchi!!! :arianna:
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:09 PM

I really hope Uru gets going again. I was never able to take part in Uru Live previously which really made me feel like an outsider looking in on the community and world I enjoy so much. :arianna: I'll be able to visit the Cavern this time though, so I'm really hoping Cyan can find a way to make this work.
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