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Obduction

3 weeks ago

Feature: GPUs and HDR explained

What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?

HDR on PC hasn't improved much in 2019. Despite there being more HDR gaming monitors than ever before, the very [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"]s for HDR continue to be quite expensive compared to non-HDR monitors, and the situation around Windows 10 support for it is still a bit of a mess. However, provided you're willing to fight through all that, then the next step on your…

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6 months ago

Obduction free for keepsies in the GOG summer sale

Though summer is weeks away, DRM-free digital games store GOG today kicked off their summer sale. So people will go along with this ridiculous 'summer' charade, they're bribing us all with a free copy of Obduction, the latest explore-o-puzzler from Myst developers Cyan Worlds. Don't worry, pals: if you squint you can still click the button for a freebie without sullying yourself with false summer.…

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3 years ago

Myst Me? Cyan Release Obduction

"Myst!" cry the history books. "The game that launch'd a thousand CD-ROM drives!" Though our own Walker the Contrarian might say, I imagine, that what's best in life is "To crush your enemies, see them play Riven before you, to hear the lamentations of their comments." But stuff the history books and stuff John, this is right here, right now, and today Myst developers Cyan…

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4 years ago

Flash Bang Wallop! Nvidia Ansel’s Screenshot Tools

Nvidia have unveiled their next top-end GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080, which they say can draw lots of really nice pictures really fast. Look, I'm sure Jeremy and his Week in Tech will have more to say about that soon, but what's interesting to me is the software they announced alongside it. Nvidia Ansel will let people take fancier screenshots, pausing the action to rearrange…

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6 years ago

Feature:

Total Recall: A Chat With Stephan Martiniere

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. With the galaxy's biggest sci-fi movies using ever more effects houses and artists, it can be hard to pinpoint today's Ralph McQuarries and Ron Cobbs. They're out there, though, often known more by work than name. At the top of the…

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Myst Creator’s Obduction Obducts $1.1m From Wallets

Myst and Riven developer Cyan still hasn't offered much in the way of substantial content (beyond a few largely vague "here's what we're hoping to do" descriptions) for exploration puzzler Obduction, but that hasn't stopped it from beaming up enough money to begin chewing up and spitting its strange, globular gumball world onto our desks in earnest. The game's Kickstarter was originally seeking $1.1m, and…

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Ages Beyond Uru: Cyan’s Myst Successor On Kickstarter

It's not hard to see why once-legendary developers who've lost their way flock to Kickstarter. Second chances are rare, especially in an industry where a single dud can sink entire 100-person studios. Rebirths and reinventions, meanwhile, used to be damn near unheard of. But now it's all possible, and wouldn't you know it? Everyone you fondly remember from your childhood is coming out of the woodwork.…

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