First Appeared: Myst (1993)
Founding Father: Robyn and Rand Miller
Notable Residents: Atrus, Sirrus, Achenar

Myst is the name of a mythical island whose only inhabitants live in books. Which is a romantic way of saying it's a library. There are three books on the island, each of which is literally inhabited by one of the three residents. Your slow and arduous task is to collect their missing pages in order to set them free, except that each soul has an agenda of its own. Considering when this was made, the ability of this knick knack laden island to envelop the player is astounding, and is precisely why the game continues to be ported to this day. It was the best-selling PC game of all-time before The Sims showed up.