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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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Keep Calm, and Mind the Gap!


Hey, restless natives,

So sorry for the gap in our updates. Let us assuage your fears a bit. Obduction is looking really good - in fact, we continue to do behind-the-back testing with the worlds we have "testable" -- and it's awesome!

We really weren't trying to delay any updates -- it's one of those things where we keep thinking we'll have a bit more news in a day or two, and we keep thinking we'll do the update at that point. Aaaaaand -- well the time gets away, because we are all still here busy building Obduction.

Anyway, suffice it to say that we're sorry for the gap. Things are going really, really well... but just a hint... we're much more inclined to do what we can to make Obduction the best it can be. We'll give you a larger update as soon as we can get all of our information ducks in a row. We promise!


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

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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.

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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!

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'Til next time!