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Any updates on the production ?
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? :)
Just came across this for any Game of Thrones fans:
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.
With Oculus dropping Mac and Linux will Cyan instead go with something like Vive or OSVR?
I'm an Animator using Maya 2015 & am wondering what software & Hardware you're using to develop Obduction ?
sorry for typo: Eric Anderson
Ooh, Eric Aderson has posted a new screenshot on Facebook (the Obduction group) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php… 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: http://www.analogpotato.com/blog/2015/4/27/check-out-my-interview-with-rand-miller-creator-of-myst-and-obduction… ;
and Robyn has tweeted pics from the filming he took part in last week. https://twitter.com/tinselman/status/593826299786854400
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.
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 : )
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.
Please give an update on delivery of the t-shirts.
Congrats on being part of the list!
The 3rd stage of my competition is up. You can find it at http://forums.cyan.com/viewtopic.php…
Support Cyan and help them getting to E3 : http://indiescrashe3.com/nomination/CE308B78-6683-4538-8D02-60E173AF1DBC More infos here : http://forums.cyan.com/viewtopic.php…
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 !!!!!!
Hello, RAWA's mama, great to see a post from you again. Hope you're well. Aren't these new updates exciting!
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 !!!!
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.
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.
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! :-)
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! > https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/278860000/uncle-art-amiga-atari-st-etcgame-music-original-an/
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.
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.
yay, new update - love those screen shots!
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! :)
Yeah, this is definitely one of the things I'm most looking forward to for this year... It's going to be great!
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.
Thank you, Acorn. Didn't know that... will see if I can find the T-shirt!
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.
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.
@Ian I think this was the idea behind the roadtrip mode stretch goal (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction/posts/661265) that unfortunatly wasn't unlocked...
But who knows, maybe one day ?
@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.
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!
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 : )
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
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!
The new Obduction website is there ! --> http://obduction.com/
Thought you guys should know about this classic game campaign from Cinemaware (Rocket Ranger) which needs another $9K and ends in 64 hrs > https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850516062/rocket-ranger-reloaded…
Got my emailed "receipt"...
+10 @Zachary Charland said more games!!!
Might we see a shoutout, in the next newsletter, to the kickstarter that ex Cyan employee Tony Davidson just launched for his nice and very blue game game "Ethereon"? :)
Well, it's just over a year now and it would be nice to have a comprehensive update of the situation - lots of chatter here, but no news on the game form the devs.
Thanks for the link Stewart Bradford - good read :)
When are the messages about the T-shirts being sent out? It's been two and a half weeks and I haven't received one yet to confirm shipping info and whatnot.
i cant believe its been a year or more. it will be great to see the progress of the project.
I am Greeter from the original Cyan Greeters.
Oops, I double posted AND was misinformed. Seems the movie option expired. The TV deal with legendary is completely separate. http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/13/cyan-worlds-rand-miller-explains-why-it-is-taking-decades-take-myst-to-television-interview/view-all/
The movie was still apparently in the works the last I heard but there was quite some controversy behind the scenes a little while back. Perhaps the Tv deal is actually the same team taking a different path to getting something made.
Ooh a TV series! Didn't someone start making a film a few years back?
Let's hope that Obduction is successful enough beyond the Kickstarter faithful and that the legendary deal actually brings in some good revenue, then you guys at Cyan might be able to actually do that, produce a "Myst" game deeply entrenched in the D'ni lore and back story that we love AND you get to stretch the "fresh idea" muscles as in Obduction. Best of both worlds/Ages! :-)
It seems to me that now is the time for Cyan. The indie market is beginning to flood with the exploring style game, ie Gone Home, Mind: Path to Thalamus, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter etc. This says to me that these are the styles of game that people are craving but that aren't being satisfied by the "big company" game producers. And Cyan are masters in the genre.
The future is bright! :-)