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Cyan makers of Myst and Riven are promoting a new game called Obduction and to avoid publisher interference and stay independant are using kickstarter to fund it.

 

Obduction by Cyan, Inc. — Kickstarter

An all-new, immersive adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.

 

Ob`duc´tion, n.1. The act of drawing or laying over, as a covering.

 

Obduction is an all-new, real-time, first-person adventure that harkens back to the spirit of Cyan’s earlier games Myst and Riven. Obduction resurrects that incredible feeling of suddenly finding yourself in the middle of a new world to explore, discover, solve, and become part of.

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of Myst, one of the best-selling computer games in history. The Myst name is widely recognized as uniquely defining a new kind of gaming - amazingly immersive worlds where the point is to understand your environment rather than test your reflexes. The Obduction project will take what Cyan knows about creating deeply immersive worlds and apply it to an entirely new game with fantastic scenery, incredible architecture, compelling story, and exceptional challenges.

 

Obduction will be built with the same framework that made Cyan's earlier games such a wonderful experience: stunning landscapes, deep storyline, engaging characters, dramatic soundscapes, and challenging yet intuitive puzzles. Obduction is an entirely new property, delivered using one of the most powerful game development technologies available today. Obduction is an adventure game for the new millennium that stays true to the concepts that made the genre great.

 

At the base funding level, Obduction will be developed for both Windows and MacOS, with a targeted release of mid-to-late 2015.

In my view this is the way to create a resurgence in games made for PC not console. Star Citizen made by man behind Flight Commander Series in 90's, has raised $25 Million this way for PC exclusive Space Simulator MMO.

 

Star Citizen Stretch Goals - Roberts Space Industries

 

So demand for First Class PC games still exists, in fact for those who hate console dominance, this way of Independant PC gaming bypassing publisher interferance (the downfall of many great game ideas). Also what almost made Cyan go bust when Ubisoft ruined there Online Myst Uru by making them release almost all the online content as single player version and then shutting Ubisosts whole online gaming section, thus cancelling already promised online version.

 

Pc gaming is fighting back with this methodology.

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