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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.

E3 Throwback Thursday!

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Hey Backers,

Wow! Chris, Ryan, Martine, and Rand took Obduction to E3, and it was worth the noise and exhaustion! (Special thanks to IndieCade for inviting us to be part of their IndieCade E3 Showcase.) The quotes and links below tell the story... 

Entertainment Weekly - Summer Must Have games list.

PC Gamer - E3 Best of Show Nominee! "Obduction is shaping up to be a great first-person puzzle game. The lush world Cyan has created left me wanting to explore it even more."

UploadVR - Best Upcoming Singleplayer VR Game - Honorable Mention "Immense and immersive...richer, more vibrant...feels magical!" 

Mashable - Top Ten Best Indie Game of E3 2016!

GamesBeat - Unreal E3 Awards nominee! 

PC World "Myst spiritual successor will blow your mind in virtual reality!" 

Game Informer "Die-hard fans of this style of game have a lot to look forward to, as it's the closest to the original title in form and function that I've seen" 

UploadVR - Obduction VR First Look - "It was breathtaking"

PC Gamer - Best Indie VR Games of E3 

Tom's Hardware "Majestic scenary...amazing views...stunning level of detail...a beautiful scene experience combined with exploration and mystery...with the exception of your foot moving across the ground or the occasional howl of the wind, I was alone in this world--or so I thought..." 

Epic - Epic's Chance Ivey visits with Cyan's Chris Doyle

Attack of the Fanboy "If you were among the millions of fans who gobbled up Myst and its sequel then Obduction should already be on your 'must play' list. Graphics were fairly stunning, and the design of the environments was truly breathtaking." 

Attack of the Fanboy - Video Interview with Chris Doyle

Road to VR "Intensely in Obduction easily rank with some of the larger productions we’ve seen in VR. Obduction is poised to become one of VR’s most hotly awaited titles of this year!" 

Tweak Town "Obduction is going to be a huge game when it's released later this year." 

NGN video interview with Rand

IDG/TrishHershberger video interview with Ryan W.

OSV - Most anticipated soundtracks of E3 

Now we've got to get back to work! :) 

(Sorry about the word "Save" - it's from Kickstarter for some reason.)

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    1. Richard DiTullio on

      Everything still on target for July 26th release?

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      Bill Schmachtenberg on

      Congrats to Cyan for demoing Obduction at E3. I could not attend. If it is good enough for release at E3, why is it not being released to the backers now?

    3. Patrick Karjala on

      @Tena Colombel Kickstarter was only for Oculus support; does not mean that they cannot extend support to the Vive at a later time.

    4. ArkhamNative on

      Wasn't Oculus acquired by Facebook 4 months after this project funded? And the HTC Vive not even announced until 16 months after funding? This "richer guy" analogy seems seriously flawed.

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      Tena Colombel on

      No love for the Vive huh?


      Those Facebook guys with all their money... sheesh.

      It's like being out on a nice date when a richer guy shows up and whisks your girl away cuz he has more money and realizing what kind of girl you were really taking out (i.e. many Vive owners helped fund you but in the end their money wasn't good enough).

    6. Tradley Sasser on

      That's quite the praise!

    7. Acorn on

      Thanks for pulling together into one place all the amazing coverage which you've all been tweeting and posting on Facebook - only trouble is, I now need to go through all of these links to make sure I've read them all!

    8. Patrick Karjala on

      It's great that you're getting good press coverage! How about dropping by the backer forums and giving us all a little something extra?

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      GamerWolfOps on

      I am excited for the game to looked great from the gameplay footage's :D

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      Verdie L Green on

      I am excited... I'm having birthdays, guys! �

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      Verdie L Green on

      I am excited... I'm having birthdays, guys! �

    12. Christoph Zürcher on

      Read quite a few very positive articles about Obduction from E3. Great job!

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      omugosh on

      Oh.. And of course a big "Congratulations!" ;)

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      omugosh on

      After using an Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for the first time last week I can't wait to see Obduction in VR ;)

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      Haldi on

      I've been at the E3 and missed obduction? Just how could this happen?

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      Nygel on

      yAY Cyan!!

    17. Wayne Sung on

      Glad to have played it there, too! Congrats on the kudos from the press! Thanks for coming out!

    18. William C Crawford on

      I've got both the Rift and a Vive, so I won't be left out regardless, but I'm really, really hoping you manage to support the Vive soon after launch. Especially with touch controls, as that would really made games like Myst even more amazing.