I took a look on the GOG.com store to see if they carry Loom and had already done the work I made mention of and fortunately, they have! So, for six bucks, you can just install it on your Mac, fire it up and have fun!
Here is the link to the relevant store page:
I highly recommend this destination for classic and other games that are all free of any copy protection which is often a hassle for legitimate users more than it is for the pirates of the web who crack most schemes soon after a game releases and steal it anyway. So, it’s nice that their games do not incorporate this stuff.
You probably recall that some very old games may ask you to verify a word on a given page of the manual or some similar early form of trying to limit theft of software. In the cases where that is applicable and I have found them to be mercifully rare, GOG always provides the documentation needed so you can play whatever it is.
I know they carry the full line of Myst games but I don’t know if they run on Macs or not as carried by this store today. I will leave it to you to explore the store and find out about that if you like.
It’s sweet though that your old favorite is already inexpensively available in turnkey form. Yay! I always meant to play that one myself. I go back a long time with computer games too. My first step away from a career in nursing was to take on a job at then major software retailer, Egghead Software. Remember them? Well, I am assuming you live in the USA asking that question.
My grand plan was to manage a store in the greater Boston area and thereby meet and interact with folks from various major high tech companies ranging from the local Lotus Development Corporation (Lotus 1-2-3, etc.) to Microsoft, WordPerfect, Ashton-Tate, Borland and others. We carried both PC and Mac software and games and these stores were the place to shop for software until CompUSA put them out of business by offering consumers an all-in-one toystore that sold everything you could want in the way of hardware and software. Eventually, Best Buy put them out of business. Now, I suppose Amazon may drive Best Buy under and so it goes.
I got my lucky break and became a senior software engineer but I’ll save that story which I may have told some of in the other thread this was moved out of. This is getting long as it is. I have a way of doing this. It’s a good thing I don’t post my long stories too often.
Speaking of stories, just one more for you along with a related question. I moved to NC following my sister after helping her to locate a suitable farm down here in a lovely rural area. She fell in love with horses as a young girl. She was active in 4H and much to my surprise and delight, my folks allowed her to pursue her dreams attending an agricultural high school rather than a traditional high school. She continued on after that to get a degree in business. Over many years now, she has become an expert in all things related particularly to dressage riding. She calls it, the dancing ponies. She teaches dressage riding and still goes to shows herself, occasionally runs clinics at her farm which feature an expert guest instructor, and I forget what else. So I am curious what publication you were involved with as she may know of it.