Creators of Myst Return with Obduction

Who here remembers the game developer Cyan? I’m betting it’s not a huge percentage of you, but who remembers the iconic game Myst? Again, likely not many of you, but for those who answered yes to at least one of those, we have some great news! Cyan are back with the teaser trailer for their upcoming game, Obduction. To make things even more awesome, it’s being touted as the spiritual successor to Myst!

The new teaser trailer certainly caught our attention, and with Obduction being powered by Unreal Engine, it’s already looking pretty spectacular. With the promise of players being able to choose where they want to go and how much freedom they want, the possibilities for this game are pretty huge.

“Choose to have full gamer control, or simplify and explore with a simple click of the mouse. Either way these new worlds reveal their secrets only as you explore and coax them. And no matter how you choose to explore, you fall upon some heavy choices to make with substantial consequences.”

The mixup of control schemes sound interesting, go for the old-school point and click, or run around yourself; that’s an interesting choice to have in any game!

“You’ve been abducted from your cozy existence and added into an alien landscape with a stereotypical, Kansas farmhouse with a white picket fence. But the farmhouse is just the first building in a rather bizarre little town that borders the road – curious structures that beg questions rather than provide answers. And adding to the curiosity, you stumble upon a strange, kluged kiosk that reassuredly welcomes you to “Hunrath”.” Said Cyan while discussing of the game’s story.

Check out the official teaser trailer below and head down to the comments section, as we’d love to hear what you think about Obduction (and Myst!).

Obduction May Get Oculus Rift Support If It Reaches New Stretch Goal

The latest title from Cyan, Obduction, has already raised $648,493 of the $1.1m that they’re looking to secure via their Kickstarter page and with 18 days to go it looks like they’ll make it too.

The company has just added their first stretch goal that would see them add support for the Oculus Rift VR headset, and as far as I am concerned I really hope this happens, anything else on the market that justifies me spending a small fortune on that headset is good in my books.

The Rift will be completely optional to play the game of course, just an added bonus for those who actually own the headset and a way for them to better enjoy their VR headset.

“We believe that playing Obduction through the lenses of an Oculus Rift will be a rich, immersive experience for those players fortunate enough to have the equipment to support it. However, adding support for the Oculus Rift will in no way affect or diminish the experience for “traditional” gamers. The game will be immersive regardless of your view. Oculus Rift use will be entirely optional. (Note: At our discretion additional VR devices may also be supported.)” – Cyan

The $1.3m streatch goal will also bring language localisation and if you want to show them your support you can find out more information over on their official Kickstarter page.

Thank you IncGamers for providing us with this information.

‘Obduction’ The Spiritual Successor To ‘Myst’ Hits Kickstarter

Myst was one seriously strange game when it launched, it was highly expected to be too much for some and no one expected it to be as popular as it became. Yet for years it was the top selling PC gaming and sold over 6 million copies, something that wasn’t beaten until the release of The Sims in 2002.

With 20 years now past since the original release, Rand Miller, one of the games original creators, as well as his company Cyan, are working on a “spiritual successor” to Myst and they have gone to Kickstarter to raise $1.1 million to make it a reality.

Obduction is a classic first-person adventure that will certainly please fans of the original Myst. Your in a strange world, no information, no back story, you just get on with it and try and unpick the world around you.

The game will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and they hope to have the game out by the end of 2015.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of Myst, one of the best-selling computer games in history. The Myst name is widely recognized as uniquely defining a new kind of gaming – amazingly immersive worlds where the point is to understandyour environment rather than test your reflexes. The Obduction project will take what Cyan knows about creating deeply immersive worlds and apply it to an entirely new game with fantastic scenery, incredible architecture, compelling story, and exceptional challenges.”

Barely one day has gone by and the game has already reached $250,000 of its goal, so why not head on over to Kickstarter and show them your support, because this is one gaming experience you will no want to miss out on.

Thank you Obduction for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Obduction.