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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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Cyan at PAX East this weekend!

Posted by Cyan Worlds, Inc. (Collaborator)

We don’t often get a chance to  meet our Kickstarter backers face to face, but if you are anywhere close to PAX East (Boston) this weekend, please come by and see us.  You can find us in several locations.  

Firmament in the Kickstarter Groto

Stop by the Kickstarter Groto between 12:00 and 2:00 today (March 30th) and get hands on experience with our latest game Firmament. This is a brand new title that we're really excited about.  Try our VR demo and experience an amazing new world with a certain callback to the steampunk roots of Myst. 

Kickstarter invited us to show off Firmament at PAX because of our previously successful campaigns that you helped fund.  Please continue that support by checking out the Firmament campaign and sharing with your social network. 


ZED at Indie MegaBooth

ZED, the first title to be released under our new publishing arm, Cyan Ventures, will be at the Indie MegaBooth.  There are plenty of demo machines to give you a chance to play the game on PC or in VR.  You can also continue to support ZED by wish listing it on Steam.  


Rand Miller at “30 Years In Games” Panel

On Sunday, stop in to see Rand Miller, founder and CEO of Cyan, talk about his years in gaming with fellow veterans Chuck Carter [Eagre Games], Tim Cain [Obsidian Entertainment], Karthik Bala [Vicarious Visions].  Hear these four industry veterans (Myst, Command & Conquer, Skylanders and Fallout franchises) reflect on their adventures in the field and share their insights into where things are going in the medium we love.  (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, DRAGONFLY THEATRE) 


Myst Merch From Fangamer 

And last but not least swing by the Fangamer booth and pick up some extra Myst mechandise.  


For those of you not at PAX, we hope we get a chance to see you at other events this year.

Thanks again for all your support!

The Cyan Team

Obduction Optimizations Coming! And FIRMAMENT!

Posted by Cyan Worlds, Inc. (Collaborator)

We’ve got some great news!

We’ve been busy for the last few months - quietly working hard on Obduction. Our tech wizards have just wrapped up some nuts-and-bolts tuning and optimization. We’re fixing a few graphic glitches that the optimizations have caused, tending to some outstanding bugs, and running everything through QA. We’re hoping to have updates for all of our supported platforms within the next couple months. So exciting!

AND…(drumroll please)


If you liked Obduction, you will probably want to take a look at our hot-off-the-press Kickstarter project - Firmament! It’s an all-new experience that we're so excited about! Check it out here…

Obduction Update and Venturing Forth with ZED!

Posted by Khatie (Collaborator)

Hello Obductees! 

We hope you are having a great new year! We've continued to work on Obduction, and we have some exciting updates and performance improvements coming. We'll let you know more soon.   

In the meantime, if you have any outstanding Obduction backer concerns, please email so we can help. 

Cyan Ventures forth...

In case you missed it, back in November, Cyan announced the launch of Cyan Ventures - its indie publishing arm. We formed Cyan Ventures with the idea that now is the time to push the exciting possibilities in VR forward. Our goal is to provide support for visionary game concepts from independent developers. 

Which leads us to ZED, created by our friend and Myst artist Chuck Carter, and his company Eagre Games. ZED will be Cyan Ventures' first title - scheduled for release in the spring. ZED will be available for VR (Vive and Rift) and also on Windows PC. Here's the latest trailer for ZED:  

Click here to watch the Official ZED Trailer! 

NEW ZED Trailer on YouTube!
NEW ZED Trailer on YouTube!

If you're interested in ZED and Cyan Ventures, here's what you can do... 

First, go to Steam and add ZED to your Wishlist. Doing this demonstrates to Steam that there is interest in the game which results in more visibility when it launches!  

 Click here to go to ZED on Steam, then click "Wishlist"! 

Wishlist ZED on Steam now!
Wishlist ZED on Steam now!

If you want to go a step further, we’d love to get your support through social media. You can follow ZED on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook and share our updates with your friends and family.

Thanks so much for continuing to support us in our endeavors! We hope that ZED is the first in a list of interesting new experiences which Cyan can be part of. Stay tuned! 😉 

As usual, we are very grateful for you, our fans, and your support! 

Rand and the Cyan Team

Last Chance for Myst Artifacts!

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Just in case any of you Obduction fans missed it, or forgot about it...


Less than 48 hours left to get the Myst artifacts (working Myst Linking Book & Gehn's Inkwell) as part of the Myst 25th Anniversary Collection

Seriously it's now or eBay!


AND... We've added full Mac support, the Myst novels, and we're close to adding the rare Uru soundtrack, along with a bunch of other goodies. We've had an amazing response so far - almost 1000% of our goal! Don't miss it.

Hurry, before it's over!

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Hey Obduction Supporters!

We interrupt this Obduction Kickstarter with a special Myst Kickstarter announcement:

We don't mean to bother you, but just in case you haven't heard, Cyan just launched a special Kickstarter to celebrate Myst's 25th Anniversary. If you are a fan of Myst you do not want to miss this Kickstarter. It involves ALL the Myst games, a WORKING linking book, and Gehn's pen and inkwell. Head on over to the Myst Kickstarter to check it out.


Oh, you should know, the physical items (linking book, pen and inkwell) are ONLY available through this exclusive Kickstarter - they won't be sold later.

Don't miss out!

We now return you to your regularly schedule Kickstarter.