Oct 31 04 Beta Testers Gathering on Uru Tapestry Shard

The Gathering of Beta Testers.

We invite the beta testers of Uru (Choru and Ubiru testers) to gather on the tapestry shard on the 14th of November (1 year anniversary of Uru’s release) at 6pm GMT 12pm CST

Meeting will take place in the BetaTesters Hood

Oct 31 04 Tim Larkin is Sonic Implants Featured Artist

From Ubisoft’s site:

Tim Larkin, Audio Director at Cyan Worlds, is featured on Sonic Implants – a retail product line of professional and consumer sound libraries sold in over 80 countries. “Perhaps no one in the gaming appreciates this use of music more than Tim Larkin, an audio director at Cyan Worlds…” Be sure to head over to the site to listen to two available tracks: “Ercana Harvest” and “URU Trailer”.

http://www.sonicimplants.com/companyfeaturedartist.htm

Jun 25 04 The Path of the Shell To Be Released Earlier

Ubi has announced that the release date for Uru: The Path of the Shell will now be 7th of July. They have also announced that the expansion will be available for download as well as a physical copy.

Article can be read here: MystWorlds

Jun 1 04 D’ni Jazz Club Interviews Jack Wall

DJC has an interview with Jack Wall, composer of the Myst III Exile and Myst IV Revelation soundtracks.

Read the interview here: Jack Wall Interview

May 26 04 Uru: The Path of the Shell, Press Release

Uru: The Path of the Shell Tells of D’ni’s Future

SAN FRANCISCO – May 26, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading videogame companies, today announced that Uru: The Path of the Shell, the third piece of Myst’s Uru adventure, will be available beginning July 13 for the PC at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.99.

“We are excited to bring this chapter of the Uru story to eager fans,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing, Ubisoft. “Uru: Ages Beyond Myst has achieved both critical and consumer success, and The Path of the Shell will only help solidify the title as a ‘must-have’ for Myst and adventure fans.”

This adventure’s complete boxed set, Uru: Complete Chronicles, includes the content in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, Myst Uru: To D’n? (the free downloadable expansion released in February) and The Path of the Shell. The PC release of Complete Chronicles will be available on July 13 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99.

The Path of the Shell will challenge and reward players with many new puzzles, new clothing options (including reward clothing), new player journals, technical features (including swimming), and five all-new Relto customization options.

“The Path of the Shell further expands the Uru portion of the Myst adventure series,” said Rand Miller, co-creator of Myst and president of Cyan Worlds. “We know fans are excited to play through the next stages of the Uru story, and we’re confident they will be impressed.”

Uru Chronology:

– Uru: Ages Beyond Myst took players on an adventure to learn of the D’ni’s past.
– Uru: To D’ni, the first expansion pack, which is still available via free download, leads players into the present.
– Uru: The Path of the Shell, the second expansion pack, looks into the future of the D’ni.

Uru: Ages Beyond Myst was included in TIME Magazine’s top ten games for 2003, won PC Gamer’s “Adventure Game of the Year” and was among the top-five selling PC titles for the 2003 holiday season – in fact, sales outdistanced its closest adventure genre competitor by more than 100,000 units.

Apr 23 04 Interview with DJC Admin Tweek

Ubisoft community managers Khatie and Randomos interviewed DJC’s Webmaster and Admin for the MystWorlds site and its April news letter.

You can read the interview at MystWorlds here: MystWorlds Interview
or you can read DJC’s mirror of the interview here: DJC Interview Mirror

Apr 1 04 Uru Expansion Pack 2: The Path of the Shell

The second expansion pack, The Path of the Shell, is scheduled to be released on June 23rd.

A complete set of all three Uru titles: “Myst Uru: Complete Chronicles” will also be released, and will consist of: Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, To D’ni, and The Path of the Shell.

Mar 30 04 Uru Jigsaw Puzzle Released

A new “Myst” jigsaw puzzle has been made for download. It is actually an Uru Ages Beyond Myst puzzle.

You can download it; here

Mar 22 04 To D’ni Download Locations

Download locations will be updated here as they become available.

“To D’ni” Expansion Pack Download Locations:

If you want to use the bittorrent link download it here. It just equips you with the client, you will not see any program groups created, then just use the bittorrent link and the client should begin downloading after you choose a download location

Feb 26 04 Uru Expansion Pack 1 Updates

To D’ni adds new Ages, areas, Relto customization’s, technical features, clothing, gameplay and story to Uru.

Immerse Yourself in New Ages/Areas

* Ae’gura
* Two Neighborhoods: Bevin and Kirel
* Great Zero

Customize Your Relto

* Five new customization’s including an imager to display your own images and a music box to play your own music files.

Expanded Features and Gameplay

* KI – take 800×600 pictures and view them in or out of game.
* Five new puzzles that unravel another piece of the story.

More Clothing Options

* Six new pieces of reward clothing.
* Ten new clothing items added immediately to the player’s closet.

Additional Journals and Audio Experience

* Forty-two new journals and a new voice over by actor David Ogden Stiers.

Community Manager Ron Meiners also had this to say about the delay to the release date;

February 25, 2004 – General News
“To D’ni” Release Update
The target date for the release of the first Uru: Ages Beyond Myst expansion pack has been moved out to mid-March. This reflects the need for a thorough and complete QA testing process, as well as preparation of the materials needed for the many European communities, both of which are taking longer than we’d anticipated. We apologize for the delay, but feel confident that the time taken now will enable us to launch the expansion pack simultaneously worldwide, with greater support. Thanks for your understanding.