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Cyan Internal Memo about Riven's development by riumplus Cyan Internal Memo about Riven's development :iconriumplus:riumplus 7 3 A Bouquet of Flours by riumplus A Bouquet of Flours :iconriumplus:riumplus 6 3 'Reality' Television by riumplus 'Reality' Television :iconriumplus:riumplus 8 1 Beauty and the Geek Australia - Michael by riumplus Beauty and the Geek Australia - Michael :iconriumplus:riumplus 4 1 A real Myst book - front cover by riumplus A real Myst book - front cover :iconriumplus:riumplus 42 7 A real Myst book - the pages, my friend by riumplus A real Myst book - the pages, my friend :iconriumplus:riumplus 13 0 A real Myst book - Insides by riumplus A real Myst book - Insides :iconriumplus:riumplus 28 3 A real Myst book - library by riumplus A real Myst book - library :iconriumplus:riumplus 51 4 A real Myst book - linking panel by riumplus A real Myst book - linking panel :iconriumplus:riumplus 85 10 Secret Myst Project Progress Photo 2 by riumplus Secret Myst Project Progress Photo 2 :iconriumplus:riumplus 5 2 Secret Myst Project Progress Photo 1 by riumplus Secret Myst Project Progress Photo 1 :iconriumplus:riumplus 4 5 DeLorean Rear by riumplus DeLorean Rear :iconriumplus:riumplus 19 3 DeLorean Front by riumplus DeLorean Front :iconriumplus:riumplus 14 9 Mysterium 2011 Portrait by riumplus Mysterium 2011 Portrait :iconriumplus:riumplus 4 5 D'ni Clock 3 by riumplus D'ni Clock 3 :iconriumplus:riumplus 30 10 D'ni Clock 2 by riumplus D'ni Clock 2 :iconriumplus:riumplus 24 6

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Addiction Redux by TariamOfThePez Addiction Redux :icontariamofthepez:TariamOfThePez 1 1 Gehn gets comfortable by fahrmboy Gehn gets comfortable :iconfahrmboy:fahrmboy 3 4 Riven Lagoon by jeremyengleman Riven Lagoon :iconjeremyengleman:jeremyengleman 631 196 HylianJean: Catherine's Jo... by Myst-fan-club HylianJean: Catherine's Jo... :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 1 0 Great Zero Mini Pendant 2 by HylianJean Great Zero Mini Pendant 2 :iconhylianjean:HylianJean 218 42 riumplus: Falling Man by Myst-fan-club riumplus: Falling Man :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 1 0 Catherine's Journal by HylianJean Catherine's Journal :iconhylianjean:HylianJean 16 9 Riumplus: Cyan Worlds by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: Cyan Worlds :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 3 4 Riumplus: D'ni Clock Works by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: D'ni Clock Works :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 1 0 Riumplus: Kerath by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: Kerath :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 3 0 Riumplus: Mysterium 2009 by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: Mysterium 2009 :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 3 0 Riumplus: 2:40 by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: 2:40 :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 3 2
Mysterium Delirium
Last weekend Myst fans from all over the US gathered together for the 10th Anniversary of Mysterium. The Mysterium convention is the annual fan gathering that celebrates the Myst series of games and the online communities they've inspired.
Most gamers have at least heard of Myst, Riven, Exile III and the other games in Cyan's award winning series. The amazing visual impact and interactivity of this series set the standard for video gaming in the 1990's. They remain the best selling game series with over twelve million copies sold.
Like the very first Myst fan convention, this year's Mysterium was held in Spokane, Washington. Unlike past conventions, the committee arranged to have this one viewed by LIVE Stream feed. This meant fans who couldn't physically attend could still enjoy the awesomeness that is a Myst fan convention! This was also the first
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Great Zero pendant - View 2 by HylianJean Great Zero pendant - View 2 :iconhylianjean:HylianJean 43 14 Riumplus: D'ni Clock... by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: D'ni Clock... :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 1 0 Riumplus: Village by Myst-fan-club Riumplus: Village :iconmyst-fan-club:Myst-fan-club 1 0



Cyan Internal Memo about Riven's development
Time for me to fess up to one of the sneakiest pranks I've ever pulled off.

During Mysterium 2014 (a fan convention entirely about the Myst series of games), there was a table of "official" rare memorabilia on display. This letter magically appeared amongst the other items, claiming to be the meeting notes for MYST II: The Fifth Age (the working title for Riven: The Sequel to Myst back in 1994). It's hard to tell from the photo, but it's printed on an actual sheet of their original embossed parchment letterhead Cyan used to use back then, and the date in the top right was exactly 20 years prior to when it was unveiled.

Its contents is the real work of art - it's filled with references to actual things that didn't make the final cut (some of which aren't common knowledge), joking about things that happened many years later (or that have been forever stuck on the backburner), and a couple downright absurd suggestions just to see what I could get away with. Turns out, I could get away with all of it - more than one person thought the whole letter was legit! But I figured it's been long enough, I thought I should come clean with my sneaky shenanigans & share what I created. ;P
Well hey there... It's been a while. Two years since I last uploaded something... Those two years were probably the busiest time in my whole life. I still check in here every so often, but you might have noticed that I've emptied out a lot of the artwork in my gallery that was old and not my best work.

I was thinking about putting some more stuff up here. Showing off some of the stuff I've made, things I've done & sights I've photographed over the past two years. But only if people still view this page and if they actually want to see it.

So the question to you, whomever may be reading this... Is anyone out still there reading this? And does anyone want me to start uploading more stuff? ;P


Mike Ando
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
To say I'm a nerd/geek would be an understatement. While not my favourite, Portal was a very quotable game.

Current Residence: Brisbane, Australia
Operating System: MS DOS 6.22, WinXP (albiet /heavily/ modified)
MP3 player of choice: Winamp 5 for /all/ audio, Media Player Classic for /all/ video
Shell of choice: ;)
Wallpaper of choice: Pre-glued non-wrinkle wallpaper that sticks well and isn't flowery
Skin of choice: leopard skin, deer hide, or my own modified ones
Favourite cartoon character: Millie from Ozy and Millie


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paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
DieselHedgehog96 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Thanks for the llama.
KAW-7391 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the Llama badge! I LOVE all things Myst. I have since I was first introduced to the game back in 1997. I've been hooked since! I hope to purchase some products in the near future. :D
DaVince21 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2017

I sent you an email to whatever email addresses I could find to you, but I'm also contacting you here in case those addresses no longer work. The Riven Journals website at no longer seems to be functioning. It's too bad; I was really intrigued by this. Maybe something can be done to make it work again? =)
SandboxAlchemy Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the faves! :)
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