Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Myst superfan spends six years making a real linking book


12:00 PM on 11.06.2012



One of the great passions of videogame fans (or fans of any medium, for that matter) is to recreate the items found in the games as real-world objects. We've seen countless versions of the Portal gun, no shortage of elaborate costumes with working features, and even various dishes based on appetizing in-game cuisines. The more detailed and authentic the result, the more Internet "win" points the creator will earn.

Mike Andi of Brisbane deserves about five billion points for his replica of a Myst linking book. It's not merely that the book looks like the one in the game; it literally is the book from the game. More accurately, it's Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume LIV, Issue 312, December 1876 to May 1877 -- the same book that Myst developer Cyan scanned as a texture reference!

Tracking down such a rare book in the right condition was a task in and of itself, but then Mike went about gutting the pages and installing a fully working desktop computer. Now when you open the cover, you'll be greeted by a 640x480 LED touchscreen "linking panel" with access to Myst Masterpiece Edition, realMyst, Riven, Riven Elementary, Myst III: Exile, Myst IV: Revelation, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst and The Path of the Shell, Myst V: End of Ages, The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition, and Crowthistle, plus extras. I'm amazed that the damn thing doesn't catch on fire!

This six-year undertaking is so beyond the limits of cool that it's frozen. If you want this tome on your shelf, Mike's willing to part with it for $15,625. In other words, make your own, suckers!

A 'real' Myst book [Realm of RIUM+ via The PA Report]

Myst superfan spends six years making a real linking book photo
Myst superfan spends six years making a real linking book photo
Myst superfan spends six years making a real linking book photo
Myst superfan spends six years making a real linking book photo
Myst superfan spends six years making a real linking book photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Adventure Games

6:30 PM on 02.26.2015
Life is Strange Episode 2 launch has been delayed

[Update: Square Enix declined to provide more information when pressed for comment. However, Dontnod addressed the matter over Twitter, saying "development is on track and we're looking to release it before the end of Ma...more



5:00 PM on 02.25.2015
Damn, Hunger is unsettling

LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Tarsier's new project, Hunger, is looking impressive. And spooky. It's that good kind of "everything is off kilter and uncanny" beat of constant unnerving versus any sort of aggressive scare. T...more



1:00 PM on 02.25.2015
Get possessive over Gotham in this Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

The upcoming, M-rated end to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy has a lovely new trailer out today. And this one isn't polished, artsy CG the series is known for. Some well cut in-game footage, a view of the rogues gallery teaming ...more



View all Adventure Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more