Hulu plans series adaptation of classic ’90s computer game Myst



Dylan Love

Internet Culture

Published May 6, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 9:50 pm CDT

Computer-using goofballs of a certain age are about to flip out, as a classic computer game franchise is set to be adapted to a streaming series for Hulu.

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Myst, first on store shelves in 1993, plunged players into a surreal alternate reality filled with rocketships, magic books, and mysterious puzzles to solve. Developed by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller of Cyan Software, the game was popular enough to spawn a series of sequels. It was unlike any other game of that time. Does this box design look familiar?

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Now streaming video giant Hulu has snapped up rights to bring an adaptation of the exploratory game to Internet-connected screens everywhere. Writing the show will be Evan Daugherty, who previously adapted the Divergent book series for film, and while we’re curious at how one derives a plot from such a curious, open-ended game, the source material is rich enough to have already spawned a book series.

You can start getting ready for the show by downloading a revitalized version of Myst and play it on your iPad.

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*First Published: May 6, 2015, 2:35 pm CDT