Posts Tagged ‘Cyan Worlds’

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 launched their latest adventure game. Following a Kickstarter and several delays, Obduction [official site] is now out.

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Just Myst It: Obduction Delayed Into August

You may well chortle at John’s Myst ranting but it’s no joke to those of us around him. Talking about Myst sends John into a blood rage and even seeing those four little letters can be enough – I once saw him bite clean through a steel-cased DVD box set of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. But shh, John’s done for the day so I think I’m safe to post this as long as you don’t make any loud noises or sudden movements. Let’s go.

Myst makers Cyan have announced another delay for Obduction [official site], their shiny all-new adventure game.

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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 now it’s meandered past that mark. Go below for details on what happens next and a very silly celebration video.

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Ages Beyond Uru: Cyan’s Myst Successor On Kickstarter

Witness the majesty and grace of the twin gumball moons orbiting chewed-up-and-spat-out gum world. Look at those soaring mounds, still wet with stringy saliva. Ah, such natural beauty.

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. A true Myst revival, however, has been conspicuously absent throughout NostalgiaFest 2013, but then, I suppose it’s only fitting that exploratory, methodical puzzling took its sweet time getting to the scene of its own potential resurgence. So then, what exactly is Obduction? Pretty much what you’d expect: a spiritual sequel to Myst and Riven, powered by shiny Unreal Engine 4 tech.

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Oh-Oh, Uru: Myst Online Goes Open Source

I've got one of these under the sink.
Myst Online cannot die. It has been struck down and risen again on endless occasions. And now, it seems it is ascending to some kind of internet immortality by becoming an open source project. Cyan’s “Rand” explains: “Today we are announcing that the sources for the MOULA client engine and development tools ( Engine) will be made available as open source. At the same time, MOSS which is a MOULA server replacement (written by a’moaca’ and cjkelly) will also be released. Both open source projects will be hosted on”

So that’s an open source thing that happened.

Uru Goes Gnuru

The fans get together for an in-game party. (Only kidding, frightening Uru players!)

Myst-MMO, Uru Live, is to go fully open source. The MMO has had a troubled existence, managing the impressive feat of being axed twice, and yet still existing. Having been published by Ubisoft, then picked up by Gametap, Eurogamer report that the third attempt to revive it, developer Cyan World’s Myst Online Restoration Experiment (MORE), has also gone titsup. Their response is a rather exciting one – they’re turning the game over to the public.

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