Ars Technica interviews Weaver about Myst ‘demake’

Ars Technica interviewed Vincent Weaver, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maine, about a “demake,” or a remake of an old video game that converts it to an older graphical and gameplay style, of the 1993 point-and-click adventure game Myst that he has developed for the Atari 2600. “Making demakes is a hobby of mine,” Weaver told Ars Technica in an email interview. “In the past, I’ve mostly done them for the Apple II platform, but about a year ago, I started making some for the Atari 2600. The demake sort of started out as me making a sort of small proof-of-concept version of things as a joke, but then when I get positive feedback, I get a bit carried away.”