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Cyan Kickstarting Firmament

Cyan announces Firmament, a "next-generation enigmatic narrative adventure" from the Myst developer. They are seeking almost $1.3 million to fund this game through Kickstarter, saying the goal is to release this initially for PC, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive in the summer of 2020. The Firmament Website is now online, offering a teaser trailer, showing off the game's steampunk vibe. Here's the plan:
Cyan once again turns to its fans with a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an amazingly immersive new game, Firmament, and to further explore VR as the next generation technology in world building. Deeply rooted in the spirit of Myst, Riven and more recently, Obduction, Firmament is an all-new, immersive, atmospheric adventure that will be released initially for traditional gaming on PC, and VR headsets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

“Kickstarter is a way for us to reach out to our fans to help us fund the types of games we like to build and they like to play.” said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan. “Anyone who knows Cyan understands that we have always embraced pushing the boundaries of world creation. We believe that VR is part of an evolutionary step in making our worlds even more immersive. Empowering our fans to fund through Kickstarter allows us to explore these creative opportunities. Oh, and they’re gonna love this game.”

Firmament is an all-new story and experience, but it draws on and embraces the steampunk aesthetics (that define parts of Myst) to weave a rich and surprising narrative - with just a touch of magic. The player explores various fantastic worlds with the help of a mechanical adjunct. This constant companion gradually becomes an essential instrument as the player learns how to seamlessly interact, guide, and communicate with it, uncovering a remarkable chain of events.

Cyan’s previous game, Obduction, and most recently the Myst 25th Anniversary Collection, were both successful Kickstarter campaigns. For the Firmament campaign, Cyan is collaborating with Fangamer to create the merchandise. Fangamer has a reputation for creating exceptional merchandise – shirts, plushies, books, prints, pins,etc. – inspired by some of the best video games of all time.

With successful funding through Kickstarter, Firmament will be scheduled for release in the summer of 2020 and be available for PC, Rift and Vive.

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11. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Mar 27, 2019, 10:24  RedEye9 
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 27, 2019, 04:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 26, 2019, 22:51:
Myst came out in 1999.
A bit earlier

1993
dammit
My dementia addled brain and google-foo failed me.
I can't even remember if i got it for my first computer (mac) or second one (pc). sigh
I do remember fun times playing Marathon (sp) and Doom 2 (dialup mp) on the mac, so not all is lost.
Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2019, 10:05:
I'd wager much of that Myst money has been gone for decades.
yep yep
 
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