Cyan released the popular graphic adventure video game called Myst way back in 1993 which featured a bunch of linking books that served as transportation for the D’Ni people who could use the books to travel to other worlds. The fictional world became a massive hit among dedicated gamers though it took an ardent fan nearly 6 years to create a “working” linking book from the Myst series. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t yet allow people to travel into other worlds but it does allow them to play a number of Cyan titles on a replica of the linking books from the video game.
Created by Mike Ando, the Myst book itself is fashioned using a Harper’s New Monthly Magazine that is more than 135 years old, the tiniest computer components available and a 640 x 480 pixel touchscreen 5-inch LED display. The miniscule handmade computer boasts of a 32 GB flash memory card that allows the system to run Windows XP OS. The device uses 1 GB of RAM, an Intel GMA500 graphics chipset and a 1.6 GHz Intel Z530P processor. A 3-cell lithium ion batterypack that is powerful enough to provide up to two hours of playtime for the pint sized game.
The Myst Linking Book comes with all Cyan titles including Crowthistle, The Manhole Masterpiece Edition, Myst V: End of Ages, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst & The Path of the Shell, Myst IV: Revelation, Myst III: Exile DVD edition, Riven Elementary, Riven DVD edition, and realMyst and Myst Masterpiece Edition. The device, featuring all the titles, is set at a retail price of 1,000 D'ni cash or $15,625 in American currency.