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Obduction Vive and Touch Now Available!

“We were blown away by the number of fans who queued up at PAX East and SXSW to be among the first to go hands on with Obduction VR hand controls. Reactions ranged from praise to amazement, and it was genuinely touching to talk with generations of families that grew up on Myst and were now excited about Obduction,” said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan.

“I’m so lucky to still be making worlds in this incredible time of rapidly advancing technology that enables us to create places with such deep immersion. After 30 years of making worlds, stepping into our creations with the Vive and Rift feels like a magical milestone – very exciting times for a company that is motivated by providing grand adventures that become people’s worlds.”

Here’s what fans had to say about their experience previewing Obduction Touch at SXSW:

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Hotly-Awaited Obduction Vive and Touch Get Street Date

Hotly-Awaited Obduction Vive and Touch Get Street Date

Hand controls will be playable at PAX East and SXSW Gaming

Cyan Inc., makers of the legendary Myst and Riven franchise, announced today that its critically-acclaimed sci-fi adventure game, Obduction, will become available on HTC Vive and Touch for Oculus Rift on March 22 on Steam, GOG, Humble Store, and the Oculus Store for $29.99, in a feature-rich package that includes all platforms released to date, including Mac which is coming soon. Players who already own the game will receive Vive and Touch in a free update on March 22 as well.

“We have over 200,000 fans on our Steam wishlist, many who have been asking for hand controls for Obduction. As a VR-centric studio, we’re thrilled to be delving even further into these platforms, bringing ever deeper immersion to our worlds and pushing the edge of what’s possible,” cheered Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan.

Obduction PC and Oculus Rift Touch will be playable in the Indie Corner of the SXSW Gaming show floor, Thursday, March 16-Saturday, March 18, 12-8pm at the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2. Fans are encouraged to swing by the booth to say hi to the Cyan dev team, play the game, and show their support by voting for Obduction for the SXSW Gamers’ Voice Award,

On St Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, 7:45pm, there will be a special appearance by master puzzler, Rand Miller, who will be doing a fun-filled AMA on the SXSW Gamer’s Voice stage.

Fans will also have a chance to play Obduction PC and Oculus Rift Touch at the PAX East Indie MEGABOOTH in Boston, Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 12.

For GDC San Francisco, Monday, February 27-Friday, March 3, Cyan in partnership with Noodlecake Studios will be showing previews to press of Riven for Android, which is coming soon to Google Play and Amazon.

About Cyan

Cyan is a legendary indie games studio headquartered in Spokane, Washington, best known for award-winning games Myst and Riven. Cyan’s newest release, Obduction, is a critically-acclaimed PC VR sci-fi thriller available on Steam, GOG, Humble Store and the Oculus Store, coming soon to Vive, Oculus Touch, PS4, PSVR and Mac. For more information, visit

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Obduction VR Launch on Oculus Rift


“It’s been Cyan’s tradition to make the most immersive worlds possible by pushing the boundaries of advanced graphics technology. We’re grateful for the incredibly robust development tools of Oculus, NVIDIA, Apple, Epic and other partners that have enabled us to create Obduction.”

Spokane, WA (PRWEB) October 31, 2016

Cyan, Inc., the legendary indie studio that established the adventure exploration genre with the beloved and best-selling games Myst and Riven, today released the VR version of its critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller, Obduction, on Oculus Rift. Reviews have raved that Obduction’s jaw-dropping vistas, breathtaking sounds and masterfully integrated puzzles will blow your mind in virtual reality, calling it the most rewarding experience of 2016.

“We’re so excited to ship Obduction VR this Halloween as we celebrate the 19th anniversary of our blockbuster Riven,” said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan. “It’s been Cyan’s tradition to make the most immersive worlds possible by pushing the boundaries of advanced graphics technology. We’re grateful for the incredibly robust development tools of Oculus, NVIDIA, Apple, Epic and other partners that have enabled us to create Obduction.”

Obduction players can now immerse themselves in VR on Oculus Rift, or on a traditional monitor. Also being added is NVIDIA HDR support and NVIDIA Ansel, which allows players to capture stunning 3D 360 panoramic screenshots in super resolution, customizable with post-process filters and shareable with friends. Details on how to view the screenshots can be found on the NVIDIA GeForce blog.

This updated Obduction version is available for PC and Rift on the Oculus StoreSteamGOG, and Humble Store, for the introductory price of $29.99 (and coming soon to Mac). NVIDIA will be giving away $50,000 of Obduction codes on November 2. For a chance to win, register here.


About Obduction:
Obduction is a sci-fi adventure puzzler from Cyan, Inc., legendary creators of the award-winning titles Myst and Riven. Kickstarter-backed by 23,000 devoted fans and lovingly built by Cyan’s small, innovative team using Unreal Engine 4, Obduction is now available for PC and Rift on the Oculus Store, Steam, GOG, and Humble Store for the introductory price of $29.99 (and coming soon to Mac). For more information, visit

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