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An all-new, immersive adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.
An all-new, immersive adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.
22,195 backers pledged $1,321,306 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Criswell The Tiny Epic Weatherman about 2 hours ago

      Package arrived today from Cyan. Seemed too small to be ObDuction. Was 2 ObDuction T-Shirts and by what was on them, I assume these are limited edition and possibly KS exclusives. Another package should be arriving in a few months, if on time.

    2. Creator Jason Chau about 19 hours ago

      Thought you guys should check this out if you haven't already - and it's been properly licensed from Trilobyte Games! >

    3. Creator Kellie Selinka 3 days ago

      I pledged for the shirt to give to my at the time boyfriend. It's kind of funny that I've been waiting for the shirt to come in the mail for longer than my relationship with him actually lasted. I guess at this point it doesn't matter if I get the shirt or not lol.

    4. Creator Patrick Karjala on July 19

      Been quite a bit of radio silence lately on the forums and here. Hello, Cyan?

    5. Creator M&S B. on July 15

      When are the t-shirts going to be shipped?

    6. Creator Jason Chau on July 5

      Hi folks,

      Just wanted to point you guys to a retrogames-related Kickstarter campaign happening at this moment. Please give your support to music pioneer Dave Lowe aka Uncle Art who did a lot of the games music for some of the top retro games of the 80s and 90s which included Elite II Frontier, Starglider, Turbo Outrun, Afterburner, Carrier Command, Street Fighter II, Double Dragon, Altered Beast, Power Drift, Pinball Dreams, Nightshift, Beneath A Steel Sky, Geoff Hammond's F1GP and many more. He was the first to for instance (where noone had done at the time), to sample voice onto 4-bit which allowed the Atari ST to play it back! He is planning to turn his collection of music works into an orchestral remake. There will be options for a CD, vinyl album and digital files for download >

    7. Creator Joseph Lindsay on July 2

      What do people think of adding Hololens to the game? Imagine solving puzzles you could see right in front of you.... maybe best for Obduction 2. :)

    8. Creator Horatio on June 28

      Just thought I'd mention the Myst-inspired Eyes of Ara here to try to promote it. Only 3 days left, so please help!

    9. Creator Ian G G Smith on June 13

      Hello Cyan since backing Obduction way back in 2013 the VR headset has made giant leaps in both availability and price and thanks to the likes of Kickstarter many of us will soon have the tools to enjoy all that the VR world has to offer.
      I have backed CMOAR headset hopefully to explore Obduction using it. I was wondering though of CYAN were also looking at these new technologies and if either your past of future games could be converted into 3d versions to increase still further the immersive experience.

      I have always enjoyed your Creations from the very beginnings with Myst and all the subsequent releases - look forward one day to hopefully entering a full 3d world.

      Keep up the good work look forward to any feed back from you.

    10. Creator William C. Strohm on June 5

      A June 2015 update would be nice, either here or on the Cyan Backers' Forum, or on Cyan's Public Obduction forum... please? Thanks!

    11. Creator Weldy Green on May 31

      @David Brown You can send an email to

    12. Creator Nathaniel Shim on May 27

      Any updates on the production ?

    13. Creator David Brown on May 22

      I am moving to German and as a result my email is changing as well as my address. How do I make sure Cyan knows the changes so I get my stuff? :)

    14. Creator Lorna Hartman on May 18

      People are still on here! Cool! This was the most exciting Kickstarter project I'd backed, and much of that was because how everyone pulled together to be evangelists for the project. Seriously can't wait for the adventure.

      Hey RAWA's mama, hello and greetings. Tell him if he's being a hard-nose that he needs to work double-hard, earn a bonus, and buy you a super-large monitor (or multi-monitor setup) so you can get into Obduction for yourself.

    15. Creator Greg Szemiot on May 16

      With Oculus dropping Mac and Linux will Cyan instead go with something like Vive or OSVR?

    16. Creator Michael Banks on May 9

      I'm an Animator using Maya 2015 & am wondering what software & Hardware you're using to develop Obduction ?

    17. Creator Acorn on May 5

      sorry for typo: Eric Anderson

    18. Creator Acorn on May 5

      Ooh, Eric Aderson has posted a new screenshot on Facebook (the Obduction group)… tho' I'm not sure if this link will work if you're not a member of that group.

      And Rand has given an interview:… ;

      and Robyn has tweeted pics from the filming he took part in last week.

      Yes, I'm doing fine, RAWA's Mama, thanks! We're getting some lovely new intel, but no spoilers, which is the way it should be! We respect RAWA for wanting you to have that same discovery experience.

    19. Creator RAWA's mama on May 4

      Acorn - LOL !! I know what you mean but he wants me to have the "I DID IT " feeling like everyone else when you solve something. there is nothing like that feeling and he wants everyone to feel that. Hope you are doing well : )

    20. Creator Acorn on April 25

      great to see the latest update and excellent news that they met their milestone ahead of schedule. Well done to the whole Cyan team.

      Hi, again, RAWA's Mama, your son is a bit of a meanie for not sharing more with you, of all people! But as you say, we know what he's like ;-). And we've learned to wait patiently, and to treasure every bit of info we get.

    21. Creator Tim on April 25

      Please give an update on delivery of the t-shirts.

    22. Creator Stewart Bradford on April 12

      The 3rd stage of my competition is up. You can find it at…

    23. Creator RAWA's mama on April 5

      Hi Acorn - so good to hear from you also !! It is hard to put into words how excited I am to see the progress of the game. The updates are great. You would think that since I live in the same house as RAWA that I would get a glimpse of things being done but as the fans know RAWA doesnt reveal more than he has to and that includes the progress of the games. I only see what the rest of the fans see. I dont think that even a time out for him would do me any good !!! HA HA !! As far as my health - my eye sight is getting a little worse as time goes on, but with the use of a 32 inch monitor and a magnifying glass, I can still see the screen prints and read this print. I REALLY do miss not being able to go to the cavern and visit with everyone but I am happy with what I can do. Have a wonderful day my friend !!!!!!

    24. Creator Acorn on April 3

      Hello, RAWA's mama, great to see a post from you again. Hope you're well. Aren't these new updates exciting!

    25. Creator RAWA's mama on April 2

      Love the updates. Screen prints are amazing.!!! They just make us want the game more, Also, Welcome Welcome to the new employees at Cyan. Employees and fans are so dedicated and supportive and create a warm family atmosphere that I love !!!!

    26. Creator RAWA's mama on April 2

      loved the updates. screen prints are amazing !!! They just make us want the game more ! and Welcome Welcome to the new employees at Cyan. Employees and fans make up a wonderful and supportive family.

    27. Creator Tiffin Filion on March 30

      Obduction production is fun to say!

      The untextured screenshots look beautiful! That means the textured ones will be out of this world! :D I should play all the other Myst related games to take up my time while I wait for this beauty to come out.

    28. Creator Stewart Bradford on March 28

      Hi all, I've just started a giant Myst giveaway competition over on the Cyan forums. Full of puzzley goodness. Come join in. Lots of awesome prizes to be won! :-)

    29. Creator Jason Chau on March 14

      Hi guys,

      Thought to let you know about a great games-related music remake project coming to life on Kickstarter, by Dave Lowe aka Uncle Art. He was responsible for a number of C64, Amiga and Atari games music includng Starglider 1 & 2, Elite 2: Fronter and Elite 3, Streetfighter 2 on the Amiga, and Afterburner (and many more), and is planning to do a full orchestra for Elite 2 music. Check it out! >

    30. Creator aron aka jello on March 3

      Hopefully we'll also have VR actually in the retail chain this year as well, so we can actually experience some of these things we keep getting hyped about. The possibility of going full immersion in a Cyan world was one of the major selling points for me.

    31. Creator Adam Minder on March 3

      I remember Obduction being touted as VR right at the early days of the rift and now VR has completely exploded. Good timing Cyan. Hopefully the game turns out great, could end up being a showpiece for VR! Of course i backed it for the more traditional adventure elements however.

    32. Creator Acorn on March 3

      yay, new update - love those screen shots!

    33. Creator Kari Duet on February 20

      I pop on here from time to time to read the updates and I really have to say that I'm incredibly excited for this game. I can't wait until it's finished! :)

    34. Creator Victor Morgan on February 20

      Yeah, this is definitely one of the things I'm most looking forward to for this year... It's going to be great!

    35. Creator Bryan Benting on February 16

      It has been over a year already and I am still just as excited for this project to happen! Congrats on getting everything rolling, this is no small task to make a great game and I for one appreciate everything you guys are doing. Everyone here wants you to succeed in this venture and we will all benefit from it.

    36. Creator William C. Strohm on February 14

      Thank you, Acorn. Didn't know that... will see if I can find the T-shirt!

    37. Creator Acorn on February 5

      In case you missed it, Uru Live (MOULa) has recently had a small update which allowed some fan-made clothing to be added to the wardrobe. This included an Obduction logo for our t-shirts Now we can wear the shirt in-cavern, even if we can't yet do so in real life! Thanks to Cyan and to Chloe Rhodes for making this possible.

    38. Creator Ian G G Smith on January 28, 2015

      Thanks for that Weldy I checked out the link and that is precisely the sort of thing I meant it is a real shame that they actually put the occulus rift goal before the Roadtrip one. I know everyone was raving about occulus rift but personally I think it will be a while (if ever) before I can afford one. Road trip would have been an excellent and much welcomed addition to the game, cannot understand really why if CYAN already knew that people shared their previous games why it was not included from conception on Obduction.

      As you say perhaps one day - sad really as it would have been a ground breaking first for this type of game and will probably be done by someone else before any follow up to Obduction is produced.

    39. Creator Weldy Green on January 27, 2015

      @Ian I think this was the idea behind the roadtrip mode stretch goal ( that unfortunatly wasn't unlocked...
      But who knows, maybe one day ?

    40. Creator Ian G G Smith on January 27, 2015

      @cyan Hello Cyan I introduced my partner to Myst recently and she loved it and asked if it was possible that we could both explore an environment at the same time in the same game. i.e. enter as a couple as opposed to being alone. Is that something you have ever considered? These games take a lot of time to play and it is awkward when two people are trying to play the same game on the same pc with only one mouse. It would be good to be able to have the ability to both join the same adventure on two pc`s and be able to talk to each other and explore as a couple, what do you think? Would maybe encourage, Same clean point and click scenario just maybe a ghost outline of the other person just so you know where they are in the world.

    41. Creator Mike Chabot on January 18, 2015

      I just submitted my reward survey; sorry for the delay, I switched emails and thought I'd transferred all my accounts over, looks like I missed Kickstarter. Hope this doesn't pose any issue, really looking forward to rocking my Obduction t-shirt!

    42. Creator RAWA's mama on January 8, 2015

      Just came in to say HELLO to all my dear friends. Hope everyone is having a wonderful new year!! 2015 -the year we get Obduction - It is so hard to wait but it will come and we will finally be able to play that amazing game !!! hugs to you all : )

    43. Creator Michael Banks on January 4, 2015

      HappyNew Year to all you Obductes out there :)

      I just watched the demo video of the Camp fire area with interactive lantern.. What can I say .. Wood !!! awesome detail, brilliant ... I wonder what sort of frame rates Obduction will run at i.e.. 75fps ? & this will be frikn jaw dropping in V.R

    44. Creator Acorn on December 21, 2014

      sadly, Ethereon (developed by an ex-Cyantist) didn't reach its kickstarter funding target, Jonny Johansson, as you'll know - but they're still going ahead with the game. Their struggle to raise $36k highlights what a massive achievement the Obduction kickstarter was!

      Season's Greetings, everyone - not long til 2015 and then we'll be counting down to Obduction delivery!

    45. Creator Weldy Green on December 18, 2014

      The new Obduction website is there ! -->

    46. Creator Jason Chau on December 15, 2014

      Thought you guys should know about this classic game campaign from Cinemaware (Rocket Ranger) which needs another $9K and ends in 64 hrs >…

    47. Creator K on November 23, 2014

      Got my emailed "receipt"...

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