Myst IV: Revelation

Just finished the demo of Myst IV: Revelation. Holy crap. It's the rich environment of the original Myst, combined with interactivity and live 3D rendering from a high-end first-person-shooter. Wow. You start off on a platform over a lake, and the water is actually moving, with waves and ripples, toward a waterfall, where it accelerates and pours over the edge. And the moon is high over your head (and you can actually look up to see it) complete with atmospheric effects and awesome sound effects (and music by Peter Gabriel). [Read More]

Marble Blast: Marble Madness lives!!!

I grew up with Commodore computers, starting with the Vic20, graduating through C-64, C-128, and finally, a smoking Amiga 1000. One of the best things I remember from the Amiga was a game called Marble Madness. A truly great game, but it's been basically lost since those days. I got a nice little announcement from Apple today. As a bonus for .Mac subscribers, they are throwing in a license for the game Marble Blast. [Read More]