Our youngest grandson has been staying with us some this summer, and he spends his days on the computer. It reminds me of when his big brother stayed with us, and he and I played through the first three Myst games. Actually, I think I got hold of them in reverse order, so we played Exile, then Riven, then Myst.
It was a blast!
I was hoping youngest and I would be able to play, but I don’t have the equipment to play any of his games, alas! So he just watches videos of other people playing, then goes home and uses their tips and examples in his own gameplay. Is sad. Maybe I’ll load some of the games I used to play with older onto my laptop and see if I can interest him. 🙂
When Charlie and I went to San Antonio some years ago, we visited the Japanese Sunken Gardens. Some of the scenes put me in mind of the Myst games. Beautiful and strange.
And it also made me think of Cloak & Dagger, a super-duper kid’s spy movie set in San Antonio, starring Dabney Coleman, who should have played a good guy more often. Bad guys chased Dabney and the main-character kid all over San Antone, including through these gardens. I watch the movie every now and then, as an alternative to driving back to Texas.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Set a chase scene in a landmark area you’re familiar with. Jane already did this in her vampire comedy/adventure When Push Comes to Shove, set in Louisville, Kentucky during Derby week.