A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

This is an experiment in classic game development using the same software (and similar hardware) used to create Myst. My goal was to gain some historical insight into the creation of classic point-and-click first-person adventure games, and I was surprised to find just how much the constraints imposed by the era's 3d graphics and programming tools guided the overall design toward something that looks and feels like Myst.

I ran out of time to complete the implementation of the main puzzle, so this is simply a walking tour of the age.

Tools used:

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Tags3D, Exploration, Point & Click, Third Person

Install instructions

  • Launch the included Mini vMac executable for your operating system of choice.
  • When a flashing floppy disk icon appears, drag-and-drop the System.dsk file into the Mini vMac window.
  • Double-click Basaltic Age on the desktop to begin.
  • The emulator runs at 32 mhz which is rather slow to run this unoptimized prototype. To speed things up hold the Control key, then press the S and A keys in succession. This sets the emulator to "all out" speed.
  • Click in the center of the screen to move forward. Click on the left and right sides of the screen to turn. There is no object interaction or puzzles.


Basaltic_Age_MystJam.zip 17 MB


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Great work! I love the fact that you built this with all the old software that made Myst originally. Even though this jam is over I'd love to see an update with a simple puzzle or at least something intractable.