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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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Quick Update


We have all had our noses to the grindstone (ouch!), so we were all happily surprised when the Obduction T-shirts started arriving on our doorsteps. These were special T-shirts made just for supporters of our campaign. Everyone who supported at the $125 level or higher (or paid for a T-shirt add-on) should see their shirt(s) arriving in the next few days.

We will announce a few other things at Mysterium this weekend.

The Team
The Team

A little gif for you.


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Quiet on the set!


Hello, Obductees!

The filming from last week is "in the can", so now let's talk about it.

On Tuesday we had John and Aaron from Studio Transcendent come and visit the office. Chris Doyle, our Director of New Experiences, has been working with Studio Transcendent to make sure our full-motion video is VR-ready. The expertise that Studio Transcendent has provided has been a real time-saver. We at Cyan are grateful for the time and experience Aaron and John brought to the Obduction project.

Wednesday was a very full day of shooting, with the morning reserved for Patrick Treadway who plays the character of the Mayor.

Patrick is a local Spokane actor who has worked alongside such talent as Ellen Travolta, Jack Bannon, and Academy Award winner Patty Duke. He's performed with the Actor's Repertory Theatre, Interplayers Professional Theatre, Centre Theatre Group, Spokane Theatrical Group, Coeur D'Alene Summer Theatre, Lake City Playhouse and others, as well as to appear in the films End Game (2006) and Give 'em Hell Malone (2009), The Ward (2010), and the new television show Z Nation (2014).

After lunch we were able to start filming Caroline Fowler as Farley.

Caroline spends most of her time raising three wild kids. She also enjoys singing and playing music with her friends and their bands.

And all day Thursday was dedicated to “CW” who is played by Robyn Miller.

Robyn co-founded Cyan, Inc. with his brother Rand and played as Sirrus in Myst. More recently, he wrote, directed, and starred in The Immortal Augustus Gladstone (2013)

Actors, thank you for such amazing performances! It’s so satisfying to see the characters come to life!

I'd also like to thank Chris, Rand and Richard for the months of prep that made a great shoot possible. Finally, thanks go out to Ben Fowler for his lighting expertise and equipment, Sarah Spier for helping us with makeup, and Robin Miller for costuming and general filming support.

Here are some photos from the set!

​Have a great week!

Ryan Warzecha | Twitter: @ryanwarzecha |

Mini update


Hello, Obductees!

I just wanted to fill you in on a few things. Next week we start filming 3 live-action characters. The end of the week also brings a deadline for the team. I'm happy to say we already hit the deadline. I'll have some pictures from the shoot and other exciting news next week. Stay tuned!

Kicking it forward 

Former co-worker and friend of the studio, Manny Trembley, has a Kickstarter with less than 17 hours to go! It's already successful, so help him hit some stretch goals and be a part of the action.

Victoria Jr.

I'm also funding a project by Steamroller Studios. They are a small, passionate team that wants to make a fun game. Check it out!

Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse

'Til next time!


From the Producer's Desk: 3 of 3


Hello, Obductees!

First, I'd like to say, "Thank you!" for the overwhelmingly positive feedback to the image we released yesterday. Sometimes when in the trenches of game development, all you can see is everything that is wrong with a product. The feedback was nice.

Over on our Developer Blog, you might have seen an image of me in front of a green screen. That was done for a test shoot a few months ago. It looks fantastic, and we are excited to tell you more about the full-motion video in Obduction. We're planning that for an update closer to the end of this month.

Rand and RAWA have been spending a lot of time writing and re-writing the scripts for the characters. This process has helped us really boil down what is important for the player to take a way from a speech. Ryan Miller (Rand's brother) came in and helped give us some direction on the characters. We've also had a few individuals come in for auditions and have some very convincing actors picked out. Once everyone is signed, I'll release the cast list.

Of course we locked down Robyn Miller as one of the main actors in Obduction. At this time I can't tell you what role he is playing, but we are excited to have him on board. The characters of Obduction are all unique. I think you'll like the direction we took them.

What I see everyday.

The artists bullpen
The artists bullpen

I mentioned that we had meetings at GDC. Some of those meetings were with the vendors we plan to use as our distribution channels when we launch Obduction. I have many roles on this project; one of them deals with distribution. For months we've allowed people to pre-order the game via Paypal. Behind the scenes, they are still a part of the same database we are using for Kickstarter distribution. At this point, we need to lock everything down and move any pre-ordering over to our distribution sites. So as of Monday of next week (April 6th), we'll be shutting down the pre-orders on We will allow pre-orders again at some point before the launch, but I will be working with our vendors to make that happen. If you want to pre-order before that, make sure you do it this weekend. Thanks!

I've been meaning to mention something. If you pledged for a reward tier of an Easter egg or Model in the game and have not yet submitted one, please contact me. We need to get something planned ASAP. Also, 142 individuals that signed up to get physical rewards still have yet to give me their physical address. Please search your email from warzecha or backers at in order to fix this. For those of you who paid for T-shirts, they will be on their way soon.

And finally,

We plan to add more items to our Cyan store soon. I should let you know we have about 150 of the Sunner Lagoon and 50 of the Riven Village posters left. Get them before they sell out.

Until our next update, have a great few weeks.

Ryan Warzecha