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Presto Studios’MYST III: EXILE

by greg uhler

“Hello?”

“Hi, Greg, this is Bret Berry from Mindscape. How ya doin’?”

“Just great, thanks. What can I help you with?”

“Well, I'm calling about a game proposal we'd like you guys at Presto to put together for us. We've contacted several developers about this. Whoever gives the best proposal will get the project.”

“OK, what's the project?”

“MYST III.”

Did he say MYST III? A new sequel in the MYST series that has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide? After picking the phone up off of the floor and closing my gaping mouth, I could only say, “Wow!”

“Yeah, I thought you'd be excited. The proposal we require needs to include some story concepts, an analysis of MYST and RIVEN, a technology discussion, ...

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