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