Myst IV: Revelation is the fourth installment in the Myst series,
developed by the French video game publisher Ubisoft. First released on
September 28, 2004, it uses pre-rendered graphics and digital video, as
in Myst III: Exile, but adds real-time 3D effects. The player is sent to
question the sons and recover the daughter of Atrus, a man who creates
links to other worlds by writing special linking books (illustration
shown). Development of Revelation lasted more than three years,
requiring as many as eighty Ubisoft employees. The original score was
written by Exile's composer, Jack Wall. Musician Peter Gabriel lent his
voice and a song to the audio. Overall, reception to the game was
positive; reviewers lauded the visuals, sound, and puzzles, but some
took issue with the control scheme. Revelation is the last game in the
Myst series to use both pre-rendered backgrounds and full-motion video.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myst_IV:_Revelation>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire from
Spain was drafted in the National Palace in Mexico City.
A team of U.S. Army Air Service aviators landed in Seattle,
Washington, to complete the first aerial circumnavigation of the world
(one of the aircraft pictured).
Pope John Paul I died only 33 days after his papal election due
to an apparent myocardial infarction, resulting in the first year of
three popes since 1605.
SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket achieved orbit on its fourth attempt
to become the first successful liquid-propelled orbital launch vehicle
developed with private funding.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Greater in number than.
2. Beyond the prescribed or standard amount or number; excess, extra.
3. (biology, specifically) Of an organ or structure: additional to what
is normally present.
4. Beyond what is necessary; redundant.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to
be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring.
--Evelyn Beatrice Hall
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