Cyan, the studio behind genre-defining puzzle classics Myst (1993) and Riven (1997), have launched a Kickstarter marketing campaign for his or her upcoming VR puzzle sport Firmament.
The studio is looking for $1,285,000 USD in complete throughout the subsequent 30 days. Though it’s an ‘all or nothing’ marketing campaign, Firmament seems to be to be nicely on its method to its aim; on the time of this writing the marketing campaign has already garnered over $291,000.
Backers in any respect funding tiers are mentioned to obtain the finished sport by July 2020. The bottom funding tier provides a digital obtain of the sport for $30, which features a digitally delivered guide and technique information. Proudly owning to Cyan’s iconic puzzle video games, most of the greater funding tiers have already seen a wholesome glut of backers. On the time of this writing 36 individuals have donated $1,000 to the marketing campaign. A single backer has additionally chosen the $5,000 funding tier.
Cyan beforehand created two profitable Kickstarters that helped launch the 25th Anniversary Assortment of Myst and atmospheric VR puzzler Obduction (2016).
First introduced March 2018, the studio remains to be staying fairly tight-lipped on particulars surrounding Firmament. Cyan CEO and co-founder Rand Miller nevertheless says the sport received’t be as solitary as earlier titles, this time together with a companion machine that might be “an integral a part of each the story and puzzles.” Among the puzzles, Miller says, are call-backs to Myst concerning the “steam punk, magic vibe.”
There’s additionally some extra teaser textual content discovered on the Kickstarter web page which you may discover greater than a bit tantalizing (Cyan flaunting its storytelling chops).
A puff for air… a launch of chilled breath… the crackling sounds of melting ice.
You wake in a glacial cavern — perfused by blue. It’s crowded with steel pipes and adorned with curious, clockwork gears.
Echoing equipment resonates in your ears as a large steel door opens earlier than you…
As you enter a darkish chamber, heat lights flicker to life, revealing a frigid, but intimate stone inside, supported by riveted iron beams. In the course of this room is an historical desk – a tea cup on one finish and a frozen physique slumped over the opposite. The corpse’s arms maintain an beautiful clockwork machine — held out like an providing.
You attain for the machine, and out of the blue… a small whir… a blue glow is birthed from its core because it involves life and lifts from the outstretched palms of the inflexible stranger. It hovers above you, watching.
An apparition seems with a message from the lady that left this reward. She deliberate to mentor you…
…however one thing has gone terribly improper.
An immense, sudden journey now lies forward…
There’s no phrase presently on precisely which VR platforms will see assist, though it’s clear PC VR headsets might be supported alongside the flatscreen model of the sport. We’d think about this implies the usual set: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Home windows VR headsets.
Take a look at the entire Kickstarter pitch for just a few extra clips not seen within the teaser trailer linked above.