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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! :-)
@Zachary, that's a great idea :) - Ryan
Carol - good morning to you. I am in Kent Washington right now visiting my daughter.
I am having a hard time as well waiting for Obduction to get done!! So far from what they have revealed, it's going to be amazing and well worth the wait
Hope you have a great day
Hi Acorn thank you for remembering me, lovely to hear from you. I have been watching the conversations and developments eagerly. Such an exciting opportunity to be in this from the start, it's like waiting for a new baby to put in an appearance, and this baby belongs to many people worldwide. Love to everyone especially RAWA's mama.x
Everything looks great! Project Copperpot seems interesting. Maybe you could pull a Bethesda and do interchanging sequels - 1 Obduction followed by 1 Myst game.
So there is still money, right?
Thanks for the update... Nice to see you guys again ;)
Acorn - what exciting news regarding Obduction pictures! We have seen a few which are gorgeous, but more will be wonderful.
I am so pleased that my greetings to everyone has been past along. What a thoughtful thing to do !!! :) Thank you so much have a great day
Here's a (minor) scoop for the Kickstarter backers - we're working with Cyan to get some Obduction pics onto the viewer in the URU Live Obductees' Hood. It may take some time to achieve, but they think it's a great idea. And we had Cyan's Vicki (Tor'i in cavern) dropping by yesterday.
RAWA's mama - the viewer currently includes a message with your good wishes to your friends in Cavern. :-)
Carol, good to see you posting again!
Pleased to meet you, Victor!
Tai;lahr - You guys gave me MUCH MORE than I gave to you, but thank you. This project was more than just raising money , we got to know the fans and learn how these games effected peoples' lives. I hope that ALL the employees at Cyan know how important their work is!
Victor -I hope you feel more comfortable! It's a lot quieter now but no less fun.
Carol - I have to admit it shook me up at first, but knew I had so many others who knew I was here for the same reason they were.
Hope you all have a great day :)
Hi Victor and welcome, it has been amazing talking to people from many parts of the world, you are all amazing people but RAWA's mama was the tie that bound us together, so glad you ignored the ones with a superiority complex. Big hugs xxx
I think I might have just been overwhelmed by the amount of comments! It was a little crazy.
Thank you both for the welcome. :)
Aww, I feel sorry for the person who tried to shoo you away, RAWA's mama. They must lead a sad life filled with jealousy and skepticism. And, then they just drew more bad karma to themselves. O.o Well, I'm glad you didn't listen to them and I'm sure I speak for a lot of people here when I say that. You were much of the heart and soul here during the campaign and helped to raise the level of enthusiasm. So, true fans would be grateful for your presence here. (( hugs ))
Welcome Victor! Better late than never. : )
Victor - Welcome! I wish you had joined us also. It was amazing - the friendships made, the always helpfulness not only here but in the cavern too and the feeling of being in the Myst family. We encouraged each other to get our kickstarter project done. I am glad you are here now !! :)
For some reason, I never commented back during the campaign... You guys are making me wish I had! :)
Carol- I TOTALLY know what you mean! I felt the very same way. I only had one person tell me that I was only here for the attention and that I should leave ( in not such nice words). Without getting too sappy - I cherish each and every friendship that I made here in kickstarter and I will NEVER forget everyone's kindness !! i am so looking forward for Obduction to come out not only to play it but I think we will have more wonderful conversations again. Carol - I hope you have a great day and I really look forward to more talks :)
Big hugs to you too RAWA's mama, I will look in for as long as we can, I don't care much for forums but like the way we all chatted here, although we are thousands of miles apart I felt the love, warmth and togetherness like I never have before, I wish you all the very best. xx
Tai'lshr and Carol -- SO GOOD to hear from you !! Yes, since my eyesight has gotten so bad, I can;t read the small cavern print. I put kickstarter up on my 30 inch TV and I still need a magnifying glass to read this print.. I can't tell you how much I miss our conversations !! :( You two and so many others became my dear friends and were so good to me. I do try to come here every day or two and will continue to do so as long as I can see. thank you both for your kind words. Big hugs to you !!
Love to you RAWA;s mama, you made me feel welcome here, as did many other people, lovely comments from Acorn and Tai'lahr. x