The online multiplayer portion of Cyan Worlds' Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
has had about as troubled a past as video games can have. It never made it out of its beta stage when Uru
first launched in 2004. Three years later, GameTap opened up servers for the game -- but a lack of subscribers led to them being shut down after just one year
. Earlier today, the developer proved its persistence by re-launching the game once more; this time, as a totally free-to-play MMO.
So, once more, with feeling -- you can download and sign up for Myst Online
on the game's official site
for zero dollars. After that, you and all your friends can start running around, touching glyphs and magic books to your heart's desire.
[Via Big Download