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Pyst mocks Myst

"Four million people have trashed the Island... Now it's your turn!"

Pyst was a computer game published as a parody of the highly successful Myst. It featured full motion video of John Goodman portraying "King Mattruss". Unlike Myst, which was freely navigable, Pyst behaved more like an interactive slideshow. The game featured both three-dimensional graphics and animated drawings. It was written by Peter Bergman, a co-founder of the Firesign Theatre, and published by Parroty Interactive. The original release included an original song, "I'm Pyst", performed by Goodman.

Pyst Island had the same basic areas as Myst Island including the dock, the forechamber, the fountain, the clock tower, and the rocketship.

A demo of a sequel entitled "Driven" appeared on CD-Roms of later Parroty Interactive games. Though graphically more advanced than "Pyst" (and allowing some movement), the game was apparently never completed.

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Pyst Game Cheat: When you are in the library room, click on the red button on the left wall three times to have the back wall explode open. Click on the signs on the inside to get humorous phone numbers. Also, check out the body outline on the floor.

Purchase Info

Pyst: A Myst Parody

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