What is Obduction? Well apart from being a made up word it is the latest Kickstarter success story. A new project from the creators of the classic puzzle titles Myst and Riven, Obduction had a fairly lofty Kickstarter goal of US $1.1m. Well it seems there are a lot of old school puzzle fans out there because they ended their campaign with $1.3m and change.
The developers, Cyan Inc, have promised that Obduction will be very much in the same vein as their previous hit titles, with the focus to remain on understanding the environment rather than testing the player’s reflexes. They have also promised fantastic scenery, incredible architecture and a compelling story. The game is being built on the Unreal 4 engine so that almost guarantees it will be very easy on the eyes. If Myst is anything to go by, it is also sure to be a wonderfully designed world. Due to reaching its first stretch goal, the development team has also promised Oculus Rift support so players can get motion sick while solving brain bending puzzles and wandering through beautiful scenery.
So if you were one of the millions of people that enjoyed Cyan Inc’s previous works (Myst is still one of the biggest selling PC games of all time) you should be looking forward to this very promising title. The only problem is that it isn’t due to be completed until mid 2015, so the extended anticipation may be too much for some.
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