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TheSeeingHand
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The MMO adventure game will be re-released later this year! For those who don't know, Uru is a spin-off of the popular Myst series, which circles around exploration and puzzle-solving.

Plot: The ancient underground city of D'ni was discovered beneath a New Mexico desert. The D'ni's city is in ruins, the people gone. However, they left behind the mysterious linking books, books that can transport you to other worlds.

The rebuilding of D'ni is headed by the D'ni Restoration Council (DRC). They will soon return (IC, when Live returns) to the city to open new area for the explorers.

Find out more at www.urulive.com. You can sign up for the beta test.

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Given how they bleeped over everyone who bought Uru in the first place, I wonder if they'll find an audience for this one.
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Originally posted by Sterling:
Given how they bleeped over everyone who bought Uru in the first place, I wonder if they'll find an audience for this one.

How did they do that? My understanding is that nobody actually signed up for the live portion so the live portion tanked, and the game sales weren't so spiffy either.
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For what it's worth, here are one player's detailed comments about the old Uru. (No, the website isn't much to look at.)

I think Andrew Plotkin knows about as much about games of the Myst genre as it's possible to know, as evidenced by his reviews of commercial adventure games and his own text-only games.

(If you want to play any of his games on-line, which I highly recommend, click the "Play Java version" link under a game description. The Dreamhold is the best one to start with, and it has its own page.)

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Originally posted by Earendil18:
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Originally posted by Sterling:
Given how they bleeped over everyone who bought Uru in the first place, I wonder if they'll find an audience for this one.

How did they do that? My understanding is that nobody actually signed up for the live portion so the live portion tanked, and the game sales weren't so spiffy either.
Yes, but if you bought it with the anticipation that there would be an online component that never materialized...

My understanding is that Uru never went live at all. I may be mistaken.

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I participated in the beta, the live portion was fine near the end. The bottom line is very few people bought the game and even fewer signed up for the online portion. So it was canned.
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"The bottom line is very few people bought the game and even fewer signed up for the online portion."

Yep. Since it was cancelled, many new people have been coming to the forums, disappointed to find that Uru Live had ended before they participated.

So now there'll be much more people! It also helps that TBS is funding Cyan.

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Heyyy, I thought I recognized your handle.
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Mine? I only use this handle on Hatrack, though. :-P

I should mention that not long after Uru Live ended, fans hosted on their own servers 'Until Uru' which was a way of keeping online Uru alive. Until Uru is currently free, so long as one has the Uru: Ages Beyond Myst CD.

By the way, Earendil... do you go on Until Uru or the Uru forums? If so, what's your handle there?

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Same as here, but after the beta I never really went back to the game, or any other MMORPG for that matter. Nothing against the game, I just don't play mmorpgs in general.
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It's not a MMORPG. It's a MMOAG (Mass multiplayer online adventure game). [Wink]
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