Obduction: Spiritual successor to Myst

Myst was one of the very first games that shipped on CD-ROM. Ā It is a first person adventure game set in an eerie world filled with puzzles and detail. Ā Released in 1993 by developer Cyan, it was the best selling PC game ever until The Sims exceeded its sales in 2002. Ā There were a host of sequels that were released over the years and theĀ franchise wound down in 2005 with Myst 5: End of Ages.Ā  That is, until now…sort of.

Obduction was announced in October of 2013 by Cyan co-founder and CEO Rand MillerĀ as a Kickstarter campaign with an initial development goal of $1.1 million. Ā One month later from the donations of 22,000 fans, they had raised $1.3 million which meant that they could develop for VR (virtual reality) as well.

Obduction was released on August 24th to very favourable reviews. Ā Though not actually set in the Myst “universe”, Obduction is meant to serve as a spiritual successor. Ā The player’s character has been abducted from Earth by aliens and transported to one of several alien worlds, with the goal to try to find a way home. Ā Using the Unreal 4 engine and music composed by Cyan co-founder Robyn Miller, the game is a beautiful adventure/puzzle game masterpiece that is definitely worth a play through.

Obduction can be purchased from the Steam Store for $32.99 CAD.

For a more in-depth review seeĀ http://www.pcworld.com/article/3111804/software/obduction-review-the-captivating-start-of-the-post-myst-age.html

System requirements for Obduction are below…

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