Cyan, the game studio behind the landmark PC title Myst, has announced their new project. It’s called Firmament. and like Myst, you’ll be exploring an entire world. Back when Myst was released, video games with full-color CGI-rendered environments were a new novelty. Now Cyan hopes to become pioneers in a new emerging interactive medium: VR.
“Anyone who knows Cyan understands that we have always embraced pushing the boundaries of world creation,” says Rand Miller, Cyan’s CEO. “We believe that VR is part of an evolutionary step in making our worlds even more immersive.”
Cyan has now launched a Kickstarter game to partially fund Firmament. “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.
You can secure a copy of Firmament by pledging $30. Upping that pledge to $49 gets you an exclusive version of the game with customizable tools that only backers will be able to use. Other prizes in higher tiers include a digital artbook, a DVD, a T-shirt, and other physical items produced by Fangamer.
Should Firmament be fully funded, it will see release on PC, Rift and Vive in the summer of 2020. The campaign launched today; support it by heading here.