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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.

Caught us by surprise! HALF WAY!!!

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

A quick update! Have to say we were expecting this to happen much later today or even tomorrow morning! This is wonderful news - and your support continues to amaze us!!

I did a reddit AMA yesterday that was a blast. Thanks for showing up, asking questions, and upvoting. I'm going back into the thread this afternoon to answer more questions. Feel free to head over and help us keep it moving with new questions, pithy comments, and generous upvotes!  Here is the link.     

Also did a surprise interview (they surprised us) with a local television station here in Spokane. Here's a link to yesterday evening's broadcast...

There are a couple more interviews coming up that we'll be sure to let you know about. And like we said earlier, we've got more update information this week.

Thanks again for helping us pick up the pace after almost a week of amazing support!



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    1. Gabriel Bauman on

      Really would like to see more activity from Cyan other than "Wow, we got more pledges, thanks, keep it up!" I'm pretty sure this campaign will succeed, but it would be nice to have video updates or even a staff member participating actively in the comments.

      The ending may not yet be written, but how about writing the middle?

    2. CosmicMeeting on

      Low end of projection now barely over the goal:
      Still no proper updates?

    3. lastforone on

      way to go, so excited about this project, i hope the wait is over soon......

    4. Narq on

      No surprises here. With a curriculum vitae that includes Myst and Riven, there's really no reason why it wouldn't be doing this well. Cyan's past is all the proof of concept I need to support Obduction. That's no reason to sit on our laurels but I feel confident that you have the fan base to get this done. We just need to make sure that every fan out there knows about it!

    5. K R Parkinson (GalvanicSpiral) on

      So excited that Cyan is getting some mainstream press for this one. Looks like it might be helping, too. After being a bit nervous about the pace of funding, it seems to have "kicked" up a bit.

      Yeah, I'm not good with puns... :-P

    6. Jason Andersen on

      Ahhh, was hoping this was going to be the meaty update! Nice interview. Now we just need the larger broadcasters to pick up on it (ABC, NBC, CBS...). Maybe do the morning talk show circuit... ;)

    7. Helena on

      Congratulations, Cyan! However, I urge you not to delay the updates you have planned. If you read the main comments thread, there are quite a few people who'd like to back at a higher tier, but are waiting to see more content first. At nearly a week into the campaign and 50% funded, it's past time for a more substantial update.

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      Barry Drennan on

      Gotta keep the pressure on! We've all seen KSes fail because the owner dropped the ball on publicity and keeping people interested. Many of the people who've already joined are here because they trust the Cyantists implicitly to be able to come up with a quality experience (not just a game... an *experience*!). But there are lots more people who weren't on board back in the Myst/Riven era, and who need convincing that you guys are worth a shot. The AMA was great, but you saw that most of the askers were already Cyan fans who had probably already joined the KS. So what you need is something more (multiple somethings, actually, spread throughout the KS campaign) to convince people that this is a story worth believing in ;) The home stretch usually pulls in a lot of money, but only if you show the latecomers that you've been dedicated to the campaign (thus showing that you'll be dedicated to the project as well).

    9. Dimitrios on

      1.We can hit like in the fb CYAN page…
      2. Why you aren't placing a logo on the top of Mystonline site??
      Congratulations Rand - you deserve it and many more....

    10. david l on

      just seeing the art on this website brings me back to those days of myst, and for an old man, those days are long gone but now there is a fleeting grasp of those days still to come. thank you.

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      Adreitz on

      @Mehmet: I doubt they have any game footage, because the game hasn't started to be made yet (thus why they're asking for money, and thus the two year lead time).

    12. joel - the one and only on

      Great interview! Please give us some video update soon too :) Keep it up, im more than excited!

    13. Zepaw on

      Found about it a couple hours ago and backed immediately then got a friend to back it a couple minutes later by sharing the link. It sells itself. <3

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      Moses Hernandez on

      Hmmm, I can't get any of the videos at to play. Anyone else?

    15. Kevin SgtPepper Geaney on

      Me want updates now Rand!

    16. Chris Whiteley on

      Rand, you truly are a pioneer and a master of your craft. It is because so many others believe the same thing I do that you have raised so much money in such a short amount of time. I cannot wait to see what you and your team are able to do!

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      Alex Tardif on

      Yay! I watch this page religiously haha. Great to see it's already half way.

    18. Vosvos on

      Could you please put some game footage at the updates? I am a little bit anxious about the slowing pace of backers' numbers. As could be easily seen all previous updates including this has no visual elements but only text..