I just posted that over at Reddit here
, I figure I'd post it here too :
A while ago (errr, 10 years ago according to the files dates..) on a slow evening I took the original scrapped version of Myst's Selenetic Age and tried to remake it in Blender for fun.. Two days ago Chuck Carter (the artist at Cyan at the time who did that area) posted on his Twitter that he was redoing the whole Age as a playable thing in the Unreal engine but with the original maze instead of the 'Mazerunner' underground roller coaster.. I can't wait to see how it goes. Until then I figured I'd dig up my old files and share this.
(in the upper left is the original image, lower left is my version)
>> Gallery of random screenshots
Fun fact: by my estimation the area is around 320x320 ft large.. (~ 100mx100m) which is quite large, but not huge either. But standing there (in Blender), make it feels larger.
I love that original design. (I love mazes) but I don't think I'll be taking this any further. Too many ongoing projects, this one is going in the bin.
Also the original image is too low resolution, and there's just not enough information to properly recreate it faithfully.. From that picture the floor plan is too disjointed; there areas that cannot be reached on foot etc. I don't know when the picture was taken, but I guess it was rather early in the process, and the level design was very much WIP... So it would require quite a bit of non-cannon redesign to work. And I'm not comfortable touching up someone else's work. Still, it would make for a fun little Uru Age if it worked..Question
: would someone be interested in turning this into a working Uru Age? I could share the Blender file.