17 years after Myst twinkled onto Mac computers, we now have Riven, the iOS game. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but Riven's broken the barrier for game download-size, measuring in at a bloated 1GB. Well, 1.01GB, to be exact.
Understandably, its developers are cautious in the app description:
"Riven for iOS is a VERY, VERY large application. We've managed to optimized Riven from its original DVD size to a little over a gigabyte. Even at that size it's one of the largest iOS app we know of - so PLEASE BE PATIENT - download times and syncing times can be longer! It's possible on slower iOS devices for the downloading/syncing to pause FOR 10 OR 15 MINUTES."
Going on, they say it's "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you download Riven on your computer using iTunes, and then sync with your iOS device. Downloading directly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is theoretically possible via a wireless connection, but... uh... well... you really don't want to."
The game costs $6, which sounds as huge as the download—but for fans of the Age of Riven Island, it will be well worth the wait. Surprisingly, it actually makes last year's Myst iPhone release (at 727MB) look tiny. [iTunes via Mobile-Ent]