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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.
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.

Eight is Enough!

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Hello, Backers (et al)! Here's the latest Obduction info...

First - Obduction's target ship date is revised to second quarter of 2016.

Third - We've made a few short videos to introduce you to our team. Here's the first one.

Fourth - I grew up in a house with three brothers - there were no seconds.

Fifth - We've got another behind-the-back test on Thursday. We'll let you know how it goes!

Sixth - Thanks for your continued support!

Seventh - Don't read past this if you're determined to avoid all spoilers (including mild ones.)

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Eighth - Maray is well under way. Maray is the final world we're working on. It's the jungle-ly, swampy one that you may have seen in the concept art - although it has evolved a bit since the original concept art. Once it's complete, we'll be transitioning to the "polish" phase where we prettify things mostly by making them look more distressed. 

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    1. Savash Kalay on

      please don't set any more expectation or dates please just ship the game when its done.

    2. iPadCary on

      2Q16, fine.
      When's the iPad ETA?

    3. Mason on

      @Remy LEROY the second point is explained in a way. Read it again and ask yourself, which one of the eight does not fit?

    4. Remy LEROY on

      First, third, fourth.... and what is the second point you kept sealed?

      Good news? bad news?

      Is it a clue to solve the puzzled T-shirt???

    5. Adeon Writer on

      I had a feeling that was coming. As I've said before - take all the time you need to be happy with it. Good and polished! No rushing! Can't wait! Also the spoiler warning was well appreciated. No idea what you said below it so I'm glad it was there. :)

    6. terry on

      I'm OK with it been late ..but this info would have been knows months ago ,and you should have told us in Update 50 at the start of October
      its a sad day when when you find out it will be late ,but it will be made and played someday

    7. Chris on

      Rand! I want a Cyan hoodie! ;-) Keep up the good work Cyan!

    8. Alex on

      @Nick Roberts
      Some people don't actually understand the concept of Kickstarter. I'm still waiting on a game that should have released almost 2 years ago. I'm probably not going to get it but I really don't care because when I backed the project I bought into the idea of a game, not the actual game.

      The fact that Cyan is only ~6 months behind schedule is super exciting to me as they seem very dedicated to actually getting the game into our hands. Keep up the good work, guys!

    9. Richard A. Watson (Cyantist) on

      @Tipster

      If you'd like an explanation for how "estimated" dates and our design process work, please see the Obduction.com Development blog: http://obduction.com/….

      I'm also working on the next Dev blog post that explains why and how "the Machete" meetings work. It's not as bad a y'all are thinking... unless it's _your_ idea that's getting optimized. :)

      RAWA v2.0

    10. Nick Roberts (the Ranting Thespian) on

      @Tipster

      Games can change in development, causing delays, money problems, etc. As great as CYAN is, they can't predict the future. Many great games have hit big roadblocks, but came out great in the end. Heck, even $1M dollars today for a game is nothing!

      Be patient and understanding. These guys aren't EA, they are CYAN! A small team of great guys and gals that are passionate and making this game for us!

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      SirRandall on

      What about additional funding for more game content ? I'm soooooooo down with that

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      George on

      Keep up the great work guys!

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      Tipster on

      Cyan asked for $1.1 mil and got $1,321,306... and it still wasn't enough. WOW! And it's late with the release date. WOW.

    14. Brianna Rhodes on

      Thanks for the video and the update! A question... will the composer be revealed anytime soon? I'm dying to know :D

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      Andrew Victor Davidson on

      @Cyan thanks for the updates most appreciated. Look forward to Thursday as testing always throws up a spanner or two. Cheers guys.

    16. Manoël Trapier on

      Good luck with the next development step :)
      This will clearly be on masterpiece :)
      Can't wait to play it!

    17. Patrick Karjala on

      Thank you for the update, as well as the fun video! I like this kind of information sharing. :)

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      Dominic Parent on

      Fine by me. I've worked in the industry long enough to understand. Take all the time you need guys. I would like to know the answer to Tipster's question however. Specifically: which version is currently planned.

    19. Colton Clayton on

      They did say in a prior update that what they worked on delayed them by six months, so second quarter 2016 isn't that surprising. Still glad to know. Can't wait for this game to be released.

    20. Brandie on

      Thank you for the update!

      P.S. I grew up in a house of four kids and got plenty of seconds- but only because I was the oldest. :D

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      Sarah Anderson on

      Not desperately impressed with the very extended ship date - which could be anything up to the 30th June 2016! I'd get a severe kicking from my customers if I let a project slip by 6 months!

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      Tipster on

      So does this big delay mean that you are now working on the much anticipated expanded version of the game instead of just prettying up the original version? Are we getting the expanded version?

    23. Acorn on

      Pleased to meet you all! (I feel I know some of you better than others.)

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      Dane Larson on

      "Backers (et al)" -- I take it you've resigned yourselves to seeing every update get shared on news sites almost immediately. Sad to see that it'll be out so late, but I guess it'll coincide well with the Rift's release. So that's cool.

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      Misty *HB* Loges on

      HA! Got ya beat. I grew up in a house with EIGHT brothers and was the only girl on the ranch! I was lucky to get firsts!!

    26. Wim Jansen
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      on

      Hmmm, I think the second point is: 'quarter of 2016'

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      Laurie Nelson on

      Hurray! A target date! I'll print it out and put it under my pillow.

    28. Rachel Akau on

      Thank you for the update!!! Hehe! #noseconds

    29. Mark Michelson on

      I think the fourth point was supposed to be a joke to point out why there was no second point.

    30. Benoit Beaulieu on

      What is the second point? Haha