First person adventure game Obduction has hit its Kickstarter target of $1.1M, but with only a few hours left until the deadline — can the final stretch goal promising Oculus Rift support be reached?
Myst. Mention that name to a thirtysomething and there’s a very good chance they’ll mist over, beginning to reminisce of a golden era of PC gaming and one of the most revered adventure series in the PCs history. Myst spawned a genre and a myriad copy-cats in its wake and for some, it’s never really been equalled.
2013 marks Myst’s 20th Anniversary (yes, that’s 20 years, aged gamers) and some of the team (having formed new Dev Studio Cyan Inc.) behind Myst and Riven (Myst’s sequel) are ready to explode back onto the scene with a brand new first person adventure designed to be the spiritual successor to both. So, expect lavish fantasy locations and fiendish puzzles—the hallmarks of the series. Although only concept art is currently available for show, there’s no doubt that the production design aspirations are there in abundance and the team have had no problems convincing people to help them make the game having met their $1.1M targe a few days ago.
But the team are now reaching out to the VR community for help in hitting their $1.3 million stretch goal—native Oculus Rift support designed and built in from scratch. If there’s one game on Kickstarter that I’m sure people have dreamed of making the transition to virtual reality it’s Myst. So, if you’re a fan of Myst or just an adventure game lover and you happen to own a Rift, go support these guys and ensure Obduction gets Rifted!