Myst creator announces Obduction Kickstarter
Cyan Worlds, creator of Myst and Riven, has announced its Kickstarter project, Obduction...
The Myst series is one of the most successful adventure sagas of all time, winning awards left, right, and centre, as well as plenty of critical acclaim. The distinctly bizarre adventures, which dropped players into strange worlds filled with puzzles and mysteries to be solved, spanned several games, and have been re-released on modern systems, and even updated to make the most of modern tech (Real Myst).
It's been a long time since we last saw Cyan in action, and after much nudging by fans, the team, headed by Rand Miller, is set to work on a spiritual successor to Myst. Called Obduction, the new game, which will be powered by the Unreal 4 engine, will see players abducted and dropped into a strange, alien world, complete with outlandish vistas and a quaint farmhouse with a white picket fence. Other abductees will also be found, and no doubt there's be plenty of puzzling to be had, hopefully in a similar vein to the Myst series. The target release date, if the Kickstarter is successful, is October 2015.
As usual, there are a range of awards and perks for backers, including art books, t-shirts, invitations to the launch party and even the chance to design and Easter egg to be included in the game. The target amount for the project is 1.1m, and at the time of writing, it had hit $179.673, with 29 days to go.
Have a look at the Kickstarter video for yourself below, and if you're a fan of Myst, and woud like to see some more from the team, give them your backing.
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