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An all-new, immersive adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.
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From the Producer's Desk: 2 of 3

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Hello, Obductees!

Ryan here.

April Fools!

You might have seen we announced a Gameboy version of Obduction yesterday. However, that idea was scrapped, because the fidelity just wasn't what we are aiming for.

Here is a new screenshot. Still a work in progress, but CLOSER to what the final product will look like.

News from GDC

Eric Anderson (Art Director) and I attended the Game Developer Conference this year. It was the first year for either of us to attend GDC. You might be saying, "Ryan, GDC was a month ago. Why are you telling us now?" Well, we've been busy! We had a few meetings while down in San Francisco, and I hope to tell you more in the months ahead. Please check out Hayden Dingman's article in PC World. We were able to meet up with him and fill him in on Obduction production.

I think the best part of GDC for me was conversing with other developers. So much of my life is talking to individuals outside of the industry. It was nice to talk to others who "speak" the same language: the pain and elation of running a Kickstarter campaign, dealing with deadlines and timelines, where VR technology is taking us, etc. It was fantastic! I even got to hang out with some Uber Myst nerds that convinced me to put more on my plate. (More on that in the future.)

Leaving GDC, here are the games I'm excited about!

Xing - Produced by White Lotus. I can't say enough about this incredibly talented and amazing team. They are passionate and driven, and I can't wait to play the final release.

Firewatch - Produced by Campo Santo. They win Best in Show for me, and they weren't even on the GDC floor. In a studio space a few blocks from the convention center, Campo Santo showed off the game. You walked into a faux National Forest and played the game while sitting on cut-off logs. It was so amazing I dragged Eric and a few others over to it later in the day. They are some of the nicest game developers you could ever meet.

ADR1FT - Produced by threeonezero. What an amazing concept and follow through. I can't want to play this game. Better yet, I can't wait to play this game in VR!

Flame and the Flood - Produced by The Molasses Flood. I backed this Kickstarter, and I'm extremely happy I did. It might be a small studio, but they are going to make some great games. I can feel it.

Last, but not least.

Bounden -  Produced by Game Oven. When I mentioned this to some individuals on the team, they laughed. However, for me, it was two things I love mashing together. I couldn't help but smile when I saw random strangers dancing with each other at GDC. It made me so happy. Please check out the videos.


Ryan Warzecha

P.S. I'm funding this Kickstarter. It would be great to see them get a booth at E3.


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    1. Kyle Norton on

      I've been patiently waiting for Firewatch since last year. It looks rad, and seems to share a MYST vibe or two.

      Also, I totally want Obduction for my old school Gameboy now; I'll charge up my external battery pack (the size of a soda can). :)

    2. Brian S. Lassen on

      ADR1FT and Xing looks interesting!

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      bergey on

      There will be a pixelated, greyscale Age, right?

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      Cullen Johnson on

      Man, I might have to buy a new video card for this game, but it'll definitely be worth it!

      And I'd still buy a gameboy version if there was one. I think I have my old gameboy in the garage somewhere. :)

    5. Overmann on

      @Cyan - Whatever it takes! ;)

      But really that screenshot does look amazing I can't wait!

    6. Daniel on

      That screenshot looks incredibly good. The road, the vegetation, the background... just amazing

    7. Andreas Larsen on

      Looks like the house with a part of the road section have been placed over the railtracks. Hmm,. strange.

    8. Cyan, Inc. Creator on

      @Overmann - and all 10,000 GB cartridges :)

    9. Arnaldo Roman on

      Is there a little dude standing in front of the flowers?

    10. Overmann on

      Aww.. but I wanted it on my gameboy :(

    11. Shawn Black on

      Can you release the music from the Gameboy version? I like it.