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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.

Wohba! $500,000!

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Well, now... that's half a million in about 4.5 days! You guys amaze me! Sooo...

- Don't forget the AMA tomorrow on reddit. 4:30pm EDT (that's 1:30pm PDT and 20:30 GMT) Ask me anything!

- We've got some stuff to share. Obduction gameplay is not simply wandering, exploring, and clicking in amazing environments. There are some key gameplay elements that haven't been done before - anywhere. Stick with us - we'll be giving some hints (without spoiling.)

- Please help us keep the momentum going! We've come so far, but we've got more go.




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    1. Jordan Peacock on

      Wow! I just found about this KS from a friend who knows I'm a Myst fan. (I have the Myst and Riven soundtracks on the CD player in my car; I simply had to pledge at the level to get a game soundtrack to add to my collection.)

      I'll admit that most of the games I play are first-person shooters and such (with a little bit of Minecraft), but it's the exploration factor that keeps my interest, and sometimes I just wish I could take my time, look around, and enjoy the details without getting constantly shot at or chewed on by newly-spawning enemies.

      I really hope this catches on, as I'm eager to see what new works of digital art you come up with! In the meantime, I think I'll just have to dust off RealMyst and see if I can get to Rime again, for nostalgia's sake.

      I wish you the best of luck for a successful Kickstarter!

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      Monk on

      Pledged 45 dollars because thats all I can afford at the moment.Would really like the box set.Whats the possibility of upgrading beyond the kickstart closing date ?

    3. Leewelo Lorekeeper

      I feel we got that far on your good name and achievements.
      You need to tell or at least show more of Obduction (concept, footage, music) to get the 216 morale supporter more interested, continued press coverage, new backers... and the funds to make Obduction live up to your vision.

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      Daniel Goetz on

      Is there a url link for that AMA, very excited about half way.. Keep up the good work.

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      Jérôme on

      Ah, sorry for my comment, just realized this update was over 14 hours old: Monday in Washington, Tuesday in Europe and thus the date of the comment is listed as October 22nd in my browser. Timezones, gotta love `em :D

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      Jérôme on

      Congratulations for oder 500 k :) Just a question on the reddit: it will be today, not tomorrorow, right. Just asking because of the contradicting info in the last update and this one. Reddit lists the AMA for today, too, just asking to be sure.

    7. Timotheus on

      I just realized this will be such a fun game to play with my 2 year old. No violence, just exploration and puzzle solving. So very excited!

    8. Professor Herbfoot on

      @Horatio: Did they say that? I've seen other game developers do their AMA on /r/games.

    9. Horatio on

      @ Sir.Nathan: It will be on Reddit AMA (

    10. Sir.Nathan Stassen on

      Link anyone? Where is he going to be?

    11. Paskarl (k0SH) on

      Congrats for the first $500k!!!
      So now would be a good time for the first REAL update, wouldn´t it? ;-)
      I mean honestly, I would never start a ks project for such a huge IP without having 3-5 content-rich updates prepared in advance.
      Still waiting for Update Nr. 1!!

    12. iPadCary on

      The due date for "Obduction" is October 2015, right?
      Well, you know what else is coming out on October 2015?
      iPad 7.

      Surely that version of the world's best tablet will be more than capable of
      handling UnrealEngine 4-driven content.
      After all, it's no slouch right now, and I'm writing this BEFORE iPad 5’s debut in 4 hours.

      Lot's of previously "for consoles only" game engines are heading for iPad,
      most notably Electronic Arts's Frostbite3-based "Star Wars: Battleground".

      So my question: will there be an iOS version of "Obduction"?
      Please say "yes" ....

    13. Matt Giuca on

      Venron: Get a laptop or tablet, and stay in bed :)

    14. Venron

      I can guarantee I won't make the reddit, as that is 4:30 AM China time and the wife would have a problem with me getting out of bed for this.

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      Alex Tardif on

      We can do it! Just gotta keep sharing and getting the word out!

    16. Helena on

      Can't wait to hear about the new gameplay elements! (But please share some more art as well - I'm planning to upgrade to the artbook tier, but I'd like to see what I'm getting first. ;-) )

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      Harry Tucker on

      What a worthy cause and especially as Myst rest as the best game I have ever played. It took me nights and weekends for months to get to a point of almost finishing when I got stuck. Three months later I awoke in the middle of the night with the solution, raced down to my computer and finished the game.
      You guys changed the face of gameplay and I am behind you all the way.

    18. Luke Frohling on

      Glad I (and my friends) could help :)

    19. Evan Smith on

      Could you guys re-post the highlights? As an update maybe? I might not be able to make it and I's sure other people feel the same way. Almost 50% towards the goal and not even 20% of the way thru. What other kinds of games produce this loyal of a fan base after willing to contribute years later. Cyan survives the test of time just as the D'ni did!

    20. Jim Clark on

      This is fatastic news. Is there any chance of knowledge about Unreal4 being used to revamp your archive? I am mainly thinking Uru here. To be honest it's unlikely to change our pledge level we are allready in as deep as we can afford.

    21. Carl Magnus Gullevin on

      This is excellent news, keep droping coins, this game must be reality.

    22. Laurie Rollins on

      If we up our pledge to $75, can we use the boxed set on both of our computers?

    23. Victor Serrano

      I'm gonna need an Age to hide and play this game when this is done without interruptions!

    24. Shawn Murphy on

      Congratulations on the big half mil! Almost halfway! I'm so excited for you! And for the game! And for me! I'm just generally excited. To say that your products have had a major influence on my life would be a bit of an understatement. Let's keep up the momentum!

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      Chris Spencer on

      So excited about this game! Well with the money raised so far, its well deserved :)

    26. jeremy burton on

      if all goes well. please ship some of the some before 2015. I wish I could give more than 250. Myst and Riven are my fav games of all time. I'm just 32 but I have the myst books ( signed!!!) all the music. and more. I can't wait for this game. I'm so tired of shooters and kill people games!!!

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      Jeremy Peck on

      After contributing to this kickstarter I jumped onto to youtube to enjoy some of the original Myst music. It only gets better with age!

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    29. Talon Edgewater [Xulima[Bloom]Deathfire] on

      Do you want to set up a system where I just direct-deposit my paychecks to your bank account?

    30. Brandee Kestermont

      I am so excited. I can't tell you how much I missed playing my games once computers stopped supporting them. I bought RealMyst today and am about halfway through. I am really going to love having a new world to conquer.

    31. Jerry Zoumis on

      I can't wait... So excited for this game!