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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.

Things Are Progressing!

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)

Hello, everyone!

Wow, we've been very busy getting all our supporter information from Kickstarter and PayPal imported and organized. It's been a lot of work, but it's coming together. Here's where things stand:

  • We've just completed emailing receipts to all of our PayPal supporters. If you supported through PayPal, you should have received a receipt that shows what information we have. If you supported through PayPal and did NOT receive a receipt, please check your junk folder first. If it's not there, you can email us at (If you email us - please include the name and email address you used in your PayPal transaction.) If you have already replied to the email receipt with corrections, we'll be updating your information and sending you another confirmation soon to make sure we got it right.
  • If you're a Kickstarter backer, a Kickstarter survey will be coming soon! We'll be gathering lots of information that we'll use to stay in touch and fulfill your rewards when the time comes. 
  • The current Kickstarter and PayPal totals: Kickstarter - $1,275,299.31, PayPal - $43,855.35, for a grand total so far of $1,319,154.66. (The Kickstarter number is lower because of uncollected pledges. Some supporters with uncollectable Kickstarter pledges switched their amount to PayPal.) 
  • We're working on the Backer Forums. If you're a backer who wants access to the Backer forums, you'll need to have a Forum account - using the same email address that you used on Kickstarter or PayPal. If you've done that, then we'll be able to make the Backer's forum available to you soon. The Backer forums will be the place to keep up with all the latest and greatest Obduction developments and stay in touch with other members of the growing Obduction community.

Thanks again for the support! Things are progressing nicely!


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    1. Kris Bright on

      No updates after 2 months...hmmm Where is everyone?

    2. Patrick Karjala on

      OK Cyan, 2 months and no update.

    3. Sebastiaan Mennen on

      Guys, this is getting emberassing....

    4. mp lee on

      hello? anyone home? it's be, what?, nearly two months since we've heard from y'all. so what's new?

    5. charles kinder on

      Well im a small time indi game dev there is just no time to be on here 24 7 but as we allways have done when cyan makes games quitely wateing as they make the game better so im glad there is no 24 7 update that means there diveing into the game & makeing another game world masterpeice.

    6. Ben Duchac on

      Well this progressed pretty much as I expected. Zero communication, zero concrete plans, no idea what is going on with the product... If I were a non-KS investor I'd be very anxiously looking for some signs that they hadn't taken the money and run.

    7. Jeffrey Meyer

      Has anyone received their surveys yet? This is my first Kickstarter I've backed, so I'm still fairly new in regards to all of this, but I'd thought I would have received something by now.....

      Granted, the estimated release date is in 2015, so Cyan may be waiting a bit to get all of our Kickstarter information. An update would be greatly appreciated, especially in regards to the surveys (or aoparent lack thereof) for us Kickstarter backers.

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      James Cherrill on

      Time for some new updates. Also joined the forum but can't see the backers section...

    9. Sebastiaan Mennen on

      Hi all,

      It's been more than a month since we've had an update from you guys. I'm sure you guys are working hard on the game and I don't expect an update every week (you should use your time making the game), but a month without any update is an odd contrast to the number of updates that you posted during the start of the Kickstarter :-).

      Looking forward to the next update! Cheers.

    10. Jose Cardoso on

      @Natalie Same here. Still waiting for the survey and the appearance of the Backers forum.

    11. Natalie Manahan

      I don't think I've gotten a survey yet.

    12. Russell Deitch on

      Rusty_Russell lives! Now I suppose I ought to go and say hello to the MOULa folks. :)

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      Johnny5000 on

      @Ryan Warzecha (Cyantist):
      Thanks for the fast Answer.

    14. JWPlatt on

      @Ryan Warzecha. Hey, how did you get back from Hunrath?

    15. Leewelo Lorekeeper

      Requesting a new activation email does the trick.

    16. Leewelo Lorekeeper

      @Ryan Warzecha (Cyantist): Still no luck: no activation email, account not activated.

    17. Ryan Warzecha (Cyantist) on

      @Johnny5000 Once it is in a streamline system, all updates will be emailed to PayPal backers, and updated here as Backer only posts. (Which in turn sends an email to Kickstarter backers) We will also post these same updates to the Backer's forum.

      However, the backers forum will be a place to directly talk to some of the team that don't post on here.

    18. Ryan Warzecha (Cyantist) on

      @Andrew Now you are thinking! @JWPLATT We will have a way for you to confirm with us so you can get in the forums.

    19. Ryan Warzecha (Cyantist) on

      @Helena We will send out another survey / change of address form closer to the launch of the game. (This will be done in-house) We need to send the Kickstarter survey now so we are able to confirm email addresses.

    20. Ryan Warzecha (Cyantist) on

      You should be able to access the forums now. Let me know if that is not the case.

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      Andrew Rose on

      I tried to join the forum but haven't received an activation email. (I've checked my spam folder.) It tells me to contact a board admin, but I can't find any way to do that. Have any other backers figured out a way to get an active forum account or are we all in the same boat?

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      Ember Song on

      I also have not received an activation email. Ah well, it is the nature of forums to be buggy from time to time.

    23. Helena on

      I'd caution against sending out the Kickstarter survey too early, especially if you're going to ask for details of delivery addresses etc. I believe Kickstarter only allows one survey, and bear in mind that a lot of people will have changed their address by the time the game comes out in 2015.

    24. K on

      I believe we will have to wait at least until tomorrow/Monday for the issue of activation emails to be addressed. I have not received mine either as some of you have commented.

      Hang in there, as long as you got your forum name you wanted you are halfway to Cerulea ;)(Obduction planet? Cyan/blue/cerulean..).

    25. James O'Donnell on

      I'm afraid I'm in the same boat as other. I registered on the forum but received no activation email (yes, I checked my spam). I've had the email re-sent to me 3-4 times and even waited overnight.

    26. Clemons Kunkel AKA Super Professor on

      Congrats. Looking forward to playing the game.

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      Ann Voysey on

      I've tried registering on the fourm but no activation email. Very annoying that the advice it gives is to contact an administrator.. HOW?

    28. Leewelo Lorekeeper

      Too bad about the uncollected pledges. Seeing how KS/Amazon nags at people for those, the people that haven't paid at this stage are most probably either unwilling or unable to.

    29. Leewelo Lorekeeper

      I registered on the forum but I am not getting any activation email...

    30. Mark de Haan on

      To all Backers: Please check if your pledge was paid. Mine was the minute the Kickstarter ended. I heard of people having issues with old cards still in the Amazon database, check that you have the right card entered, there is credit on it, etc. I guess you all want this to succeed just as anybody, right?! Remember, the 1.2 isn't the exact amount they need for delivering the game, it might be 0.1 more, or 0.1 less. Yet, you pledged, so be true and help all of us (backers) to get the game we so crave for :D

    31. Nicky Tellekamp on

      Concerning the forums: These questions for making sure you are human are getting harder every time. One day they are going to determine I am not actually human.

    32. Jose Cardoso on

      @Johnny5000 "The Backer forums will be the place to keep up with all the latest and greatest Obduction developments and stay in touch with other members of the growing Obduction community" - Where in that statement does it say Cyan will STOP providing backer updates on Kickstarter?

      Just having somewhere to chat with other backers beyond the limited "comments" section in Kickstarter will be a major backer benefit/relief.

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      Johnny5000 on

      So you are saying, that you will not post any News on the "Project Updates" Page?

      How Delightful!

      Who cares about those Backers that do not want to check 15 Sites for Project Updates?

    34. Andrew Plotkin

      The backer survey could include a line "Forum email address (if different from on Kickstarter)."

    35. Iurii Mielkov on

      Can't see the forums: my Opera 12 just crashes on the new :(

    36. JWPlatt on

      Also, can we leave our forum email the same, but change it here on Kickstarter? By when does that need to be done? Or is it too late already to change it here?

    37. JWPlatt on

      It would be helpful to know by when the email addresses needs to get sync'ed. Can it be any time, or does it need to be by a certain time when Cyan might run a process to import the Backer Forum memberships?

    38. Dana "Mystdee" Brightman on

      got it reactivated. . .so all is well

    39. Jeremy Gottwig on

      Just registered to Cyan forums. Looking forward to the Obduction boards.

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      Bruce Osborne on

      I thought you only got one chance to send out the KickStarter survey to get the address information. I expect many supporters will move within the next 2 years.
      How is Cyan going to check if they have the proper information when it comes time to deliver the game?

    41. Dana "Mystdee" Brightman on

      OK, I changed it now my account is inactive. . .I was afraid of that, it has happened before :(

    42. Dana "Mystdee" Brightman on

      I have an account. . .different email used here, is it necessary to change the forum account email to match??

    43. Christina 'Riv' Hawkes on

      For people like me with a forums account with a different email address than the one you use for Kickstarter: you can change your forum's email account by going to User Control Panel > Profile > Edit account settings :)