Game developer Cyan World, who were responsible for the launch of the popular Myst game, have launched a $1.1m campaign on crowd-funding site, Kickstarter. The money will be used to produce and launch a new game called Obduction.
Myst was one of the most popular video games of its time. The point and click adventure game was originally released on the Mac OS in 1993 before various remakes and ports were released on platforms including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, and 3DS. The game was considered a surprise hit because, while it had very little backstory or narrative, it immersed gamers into the fictional world and encouraged them to play on.
Myst was the best-selling PC title until 2002 when it was overtaken by The Sims, and it remains the biggest venture of Cyan Games, formerly known as Cyan.
The developers behind Myst have launched a Kickstarter campaign in a bid to raise $1.1m in pledges that they will use to develop and release a new graphic adventure game, called Obduction. Cyan has said that if it raises the funds then a PC and Mac version would be released in mid-2015.
The basic target would enable the company to release a basic version of the game and any additional money raised would be used to increase the size of the game world and also to enable them to release the title on a greater number of platforms beyond the PC platform.
Developers have said that the game would stay true to the heritage of puzzle based, world exploring game, and that players would be tasked with finding out how and why they were abducted and taken to the strange alien land. The company said that they have turned to Kickstarter in order to enable them to communicate closely with gamers in order to aid the development of the title.