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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.

Whirlwind of development

Posted by Cyan, Inc. (Creator)
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Yay! All surveys have been mailed. You have until May 17th to finish them and confirm your rewards. If you have any questions, please submit a ticket on our support site:

Obduction Backer's Calendar

Communication is key in any successful relationship, so we want to set expectations correctly and plan for success with our Backers. Please check out the new Obduction Backer's Calendar. Items will be added to this as we continue to work on Obduction.

Thank you, Lars Simkins, from the Frontiers Kickstarter for this idea.

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:

Register for Mysterium

The annual Myst fan gathering Mysterium will be held here in Spokane, Washington this year, and with so many exciting things going on, we’re really excited about it! The dates are August 1st-3rd, and Saturday's activities will include some fun stuff right here 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 about 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.


Kicking it forward

We love stories at Cyan. We really love stories we create. You might like creating stories, too. Check out Storium, the online storytelling game Kickstarter. They have 50 hours left and are already successful.

While your at it make sure to check out Riddle of the Sphinx. Inspired by MYST, the creators decided to create an Egyptian adventure that would allow game players to freely explore — and more importantly — discover all the of the secret chambers, tomb robber traps, and hidden treasure in the Great Pyramid and Giza Sphinx.

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    1. Sebastiaan Mennen on

      Wow, half a year has passed and all of us backers still pretty much haven't seen anything new from the dev-team apart from surveys.
      Please give us some regular updates on what you guys are doing, thinking and planning! It's part of the fun of Kickstarter to be able to get regular updates on the development process and all that comes with it!

      Kinds regards

    2. Mark Ting on

      Where can i find the survey form??

    3. Kyle Norton on

      Wait, you can do Visio docs in Google Docs now? That's kinda rad...

      Love the Obduction Backer's Calendar! So nice to see it all laid out...

    4. Kyle Norton on

      Oh my vertigo!

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      Steven White

      Cute vid. It's like a study on exposure levels

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      Scott Davis on

      FYI if folks are looking for a survey you'll find a link in the right hand column under your level of support. They sent it out like a month ago. I had forgotten.

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      Scott Davis on

      What survey? I don't remember one.

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      Sven Spanne on

      I can't see the Backers' forum at Cyan. How do I submit a ticket on the support site Can't find any way to ask questions there.

    9. Johan Martens on

      I've been trying to register an account for a while now, each time with the mail I used for the backing as to get access to the forum. Each time I've failed to receive the activation e-mail. I've 'resent' it multiple times too. I'd really like to participate in all this ...

    10. Werner Enz on

      Ah well, yes, I did fill out a survey (April 15)... I assume that is the survey you mentioned?

    11. François Starke

      Slightly confused... I already filled out a survey on April 14... Is this another one?

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      Marlo Steed on

      Ah, puzzle solved - the survey invites got put in my Junk folder - not sure why.

    13. Lorna Hartman on

      Thanks for Storium. Looks fascinating. Great update.

    14. James Closs on

      Thank you for mentioning Storia, that idea really appeals to me and I wouldn't have noticed it otherwise.

      Atrus' approach to world building, in contrast to Gehn's, as narrated in "The Book of Atrus" has always been a point of inspiration for me when I try and build a world. I think "Would this world collapse on itself? Am I taking an Atrus approach here or a Gehn approach?"

    15. Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on

      Ah, didn't watch the video at first. I see what you were trying for.

    16. Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on

      "I am really a dizzy blonde"
      Ironic, since it's actually spelled 'ditzy' (or 'ditsy' alternatively). :p

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      I feel like 'spinning-chair newsbrief' has to become a thing now, forcing the presenter to make their point quickly, before they get too dizzy or the momentum quite literally winds down.

      Thanks for the update, looking forward to that great news!

    18. Werner Enz on

      Survey? I didn't get any survey.

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      Marlo Steed on

      I guess the puzzles have already started - you mentioned a survey. I don't recall seeing a survey.

    20. Leonard Balsera on

      Storium is an amazing project, and it's awesome that you're mentioning it.

    21. Dana "Mystdee" Brightman on

      OK, so now I am really a dizzy blonde. . LOL

    22. Kenneth Ogilvie on

      Any chance of a sneaky/cheaky Obduction Backer discount code for realMyst on Steam?

    23. Daniel "Stranger" Craig on

      Excellent! Always good to hear more from the dev team at Cyan. Also, I really liked that the team cared to mention Riddle Of The Sphinx-it was also one of my most favorite games and I am thrilled that their team finally decided to bring that awesome game up to the level of realMyst. I'll definately be watching things develop with both teams, and thanks for the update !!