While big budget games get all the hype and marketing budgets, it is mid-sized indies like Firewatch and The Witness that have game critics swooning. Now, the forerunners of the genre Cyan, who are remembered for the point-and-click puzzle adventure Myst and Riven have unveiled the teaser trailer for Obduction, its “spiritual successor” to Myst that was successfully funded on Kickstarter way back in 2013.
The game, as Cyan describes on their Kickstarter page, “resurrects that incredible feeling of suddenly finding yourself in the middle of a new world to explore, discover, solve, and become part of.” Cyan hopes Obduction lives up to Myst’s legacy of “amazingly immersive worlds” where gamers soak in environments than test reflexes.
On the official website, Cyan describes Obduction’s 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”.
One thing is for sure: Obduction nails Myst in that it absolutely looks stunning. Can’t wait to get totally lost in it when it releases this June.