"You are standing at one end of a wooden dock. The sea air tickles your nose with a salty tang, and the sound of it lapping against the nearby shore only makes you realise just how silent this island is.... To your right, the mast of a sunken ship rises from the water, its dark, sunken timbers fractured by the waves. At the opposite end of the dock, a stone staircase rises to the top of a hillock, atop which rests a giant gear, matte and grey in the pale sun. A few steps away, at the base of the stairs, rests a contraption - about waist high; brushed metal, dulled with age.
"In the distance, the trees rustle. You can't help but imagine that they sound like the whispers of two lost souls.
"What do you do..."?
This was super fun to do! So recently, my good friend :iconWrincewind: actually bought a house. It's a lovely little thing, so nice on the inside, and I'm sure he'll have a lot of fun with it. But of course, a house is jut a building until you fill it up - so I thought I'd contribute a little, and make a poster for him :3
And well, one thing really leaped to mind when I came up with that. Myst!
The classic point-and-click puzzle game, Myst is a series that Wrince loves (and in some ways even embodies), and he got me into it too. A world so full of lore, backstory and challenging (and occaisionally bullshit) puzzles, it certainly got the creative juices flowing.
So here it is; my tribute to the wonderful world of Myst.
Myst (c) Robyn & Rand Miller