As a hardcore Myst fan, I can't help but spread the word Worldwide : Cyan started yesterday a KickStarter campaing to fund their newest project: Obduction.
For French Speakers, here is a full translation of the Obduction KS Page.

Go rush pledge to help them creating a new gaming reference! heart


Wow, nice find!  I'll have to

Wow, nice find!  I'll have to see about getting an account there so I can send them something.  And look's like Cyan's doing great so far.  :)

I think we should nab their design philosophy and store it somewhere.

  • Build every element of the experience to make you, the player, feel like this virtual world has become your world.
  • The interface should be intuitive and transparent.
  • The story should be revealed through exploration and not necessarily shoveled out in cinematic form.
  • The puzzles should range from easy to difficult, but even the toughest puzzles should be designed so that you know that all the pieces to solve it are there in front of you.
  • The sound and music should be balanced; they should add emotion but not become distracting or annoying.
Myst Aventure Boards keep on

Myst Aventure Boards keep on translating all the Obduction Stuff in French.

more than $900k 6 before the

more than $900k 6 days before the campaign end, not too bad, but not enough to be sure it will reach the Goal.

last lane!

$900k in 25 days, still $200k to raise in 5 days, Doable.

$134,000 to go, and 4 days

$134,000 to go, and 4 days left!  Dig that spare change out of the couch!  laugh

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Only 69 hours left

Only 69 hours left and cyan needs just $19,050


EDIT: With 67 hours to go they have topped the $1,100,000

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Cyan has new Movie

Cyan has input a new Movie


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17 hours to raise agehn!

17 hours to raise agehn!

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With only 2 hours left

With only 2 hours left to go they made $1,300,072. At that point I received a Skype Call from Ryan Warzecha with their thanks. His answer to my question - was that at the present they do not have the PayPal donation results available yet.




They made the stretch goal,

They made the stretch goal, so there's Oculus Rift support.  Now that'll be cool.  ;)

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Obduction Website

The Obduction Website has been updated.


For those who want the mp4/mov versions of the 4 Twitch movies they can be obtained here: (these are NOT the flv segmented versions these ARE the complete full HD versions and are very LARGE files)


Obduction - 1 Thank you Cyan.com Readings - Twitch (640 MB/1:13:45, MP4 format)

Obduction - 2 RAWA in Obductee Hood - Twitch (349 MB/1:18:21, MP4 format)

Obduction - 3 Greydragon's Minkata with Saxy - Twitch (979 MB/2:12:49, MP4 format)

Obduction - 4 The Final Countdown to Obduction - Twitch (565 MB/47:06, MOV format)


In the above I have listed the size and the movie run time. I have a 15 MB cable connection and it took 27 minutes to download all 4 - with an average download speed of 2578 KBs


Here is the You Tube Channel for the other 8 movies


Furthermore: Their PayPal link has also been updated with additional information..

The Paypal campaign will end

The Paypal campaign will end on  Feb. 28 2014.

A little Reminder...

A little Reminder...

Cyan posted an Obduction

Cyan posted an Obduction update today.  They're getting closer to the 4 worlds goal:

"PayPal funding keeps coming in, and we're actually getting closer to the next stretch goal. Here's where we're at: Kickstarter - $1,275,299.31, PayPal - $80,189.67, for a grand total (so far) of $1,355,488.98. 

We're getting tantalizingly closer to that second stretch goal of 1.7 Million, and we still have 23 days left to make it happen. Like many of you, we're still hoping to make it a reality. Just to remind you, in the next stretch goal we expand the content from hub plus three worlds - to hub plus four! A whole new world to explore! And just as interesting, we also add Roadtrip Mode! For more information on the stretch goal, please check out our FAQ. We can do it, but only with your help."