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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.

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Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)


All surveys should be mailed within the next week. If you donated via PayPal, you should also receive a separate survey sometime in the next few days.

Linux support

Epic has announced that the Unreal 4 engine will have Linux support. We would love to support Linux and we are currently evaluating what it means for the scope and cost of development.

Register for Mysterium

The annual Myst fan gathering, Mysterium, will be held here in Spokane, Washington this year. The dates are August 1st-3rd, and Saturday's activities will include some fun stuff at the Cyan headquarters! There will be some exciting news, sneak peeks, and, of course, up close and personal briefings on the latest Obduction developments. You don't want to miss this one! You can find more information for the event at:

The Mysterium committee has graciously created a special discount code for Obduction Kickstarter/Paypal backers: use the coupon code SPACEPINECONES for $5 off the Standard Weekend Badge price of $25.00.

Backers' Forum

Head on over to the Backers' forum! Log into your Forum account at Cyan. We've added additional information and images only for the backers If you don't see the Backers' section under the Obduction heading please submit a ticket on our support site.


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Rand's good friend Tom has a Kickstarter going for his amazing strategic card game Kingdoms In Peril. Check it out!

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    1. Missing avatar

      John on

      Depending on the cost I think you may want to consider holding off on Linux support until the game is complete, the additional time spent putting the game on Linux may take away time that you otherwise could have spent adding additional touches to the game.

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      sgllama on

      About changing shipping addresses: if you fill in the survey then log into the KS website you can click on the "Your response" link, which will show you what address you put in. There is also a banner just above the address that tells you to change it.

    3. David H on

      I second the question about changing shipping addresses. I'm moving at least once between now and when the game will ship, possibly more.

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      Steven Duff on

      Colin, the instructions very clearly state you should enter N/A for those fields, so you should do that. Anything else could lead to trouble.

      My question is is this binding? If I pick Steam or GoG now, will that be where I must end up getting the game from? I'd rather make that actual decision later, in case one provides extras that the other doesn't, etc.

    5. Colin von Heuring on

      The "more add-ons" and "paypal id" fields are REQUIRED in the survey. I paid through Kickstarter only and I didn't pledge enough to get more than two add-ons, so the correct value for those fields is nothing.

      I'm just going to slap an underscore in there, but hey, be more careful about how you design forms. (If this is a problem with Kickstarter's forms system, and not how you guys used it, then this criticism is aimed at Kisckstarter.)

    6. Parker Solem-Sevier on

      Will there be a way to change my shipping address if I move before the game ships?

    7. Cyan, Inc. Creator on

      @gijobarts - One you are most likely to use. We will contact you directly to get every version figured out.

      @all - All the surveys will be emailed. You should see them sometime in the next day or so.

    8. Tenko on

      Fantastic news!

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      Matthew Russell on

      Linux support - yes please!!?!?!!!111oneoneone

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      gijobarts on

      I'm getting multiple copies for computers with different OSs. How should I enter that in the survey?

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      Isaac Luria on

      I'll be pleased with my backing even without Linux support, but I would definitely prefer it. Count me as a vote for Linux.

    12. jorlinn on Linux on

      Linux...Please make it happen :-)

    13. Pedro Gelabert on

      Were these surveys emailed and were we to reply by email? I think I remember those but not ones we had to return by mail.

    14. Pedro Gelabert on

      Same here. Is there a survey somewhere?

    15. Elaine Magliacane on

      Survey? what survey? Did I miss something?

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      Lukas Daniel Klausner

      Yay, Linux!

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      Neo on

      THIS IS AMAZING NEWS!!! Thanks for Linux support. I'm a huge fan of CYAN WORLDS. The MYST series is the games of my childhood. I'll never forget those bright impressions. You opened the door to new magic worlds for all of us...

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      Tomala on

      Viva la Tux! Please make it happen. We need more 3D games on Linux.

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      Daniel Goetz on

      I have registered for Mysterium and for wife, not on Linux on any of my 5 desktops.

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      Charles Banas on

      I'm glad you're at least looking into Linux support. Thank you.

    21. Matthew Aguirre on