Back in March we saw a teaser trailer for Obduction, a spiritual successor to developer Cyan’s classic puzzle game Myst and its sequel Riven.
At the time the game was planned for a June release, but it ended up getting pushed back a couple of months to this month. The game is now available to play, and a launch trailer has been released.
You can read more about Obduction and watch the launch trailer below.
A New World
As you walk in the woods on a pristine night, a distant thunderclap demands your attention. A curious, organic artifact falls from the starry sky and inexplicably, without asking permission, moves you across the universe. The answer to your questions about where you are, and why you’re here, lie ahead.
A New Story
This is your story now. You’ve been abducted from your cozy existence and added into an alien landscape with a stereotypical, Kansas farmhouse with a white picket fence. But the farmhouse is just the first building in a rather bizarre little town that borders the road – curious structures that beg questions rather than provide answers. And adding to the curiosity, you stumble upon a strange, kluged kiosk that reassuredly welcomes you to “Hunrath”.
A New Framework
This is a new exploration experience for a new generation of explorers who are used to realtime worlds that unfold before their eyes. Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 provides the state-of-the-art framework for Cyan to bring vibrant, new worlds to life. We’re building remarkable landscapes, architecture, and environments that surpass anything we’ve done before.
A New Choice
You choose where you want to go. You choose how much freedom you want. Choose to have full gamer control, or simplify and explore with a simple click of the mouse. Either way these new worlds reveal their secrets only as you explore and coax them. And no matter how you choose to explore, you fall upon some heavy choices to make with substantial consequences.
Obduction is currently available for PC only and can be purchased right here. No word yet on if it will someday get a console release.
Obduction. New worlds, from the creators of Myst and Riven.
(This trailer may contain spoilers.)
As you walk through the woods on a pristine night, a curious, organic artifact falls from the starry sky and inexplicably, without asking permission, moves you across the universe. The answer to your questions about where you are, and why you’re here, lie ahead. This is your story now.