The creators of Myst launch a $1.1 million Kickstarter to fund new game

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First-person adventure game Myst was an unlikely success story: Developed by brothers Robyn and Rand Miller, the unconventional storyline of the game and its reliance on the then-cutting edge CD-ROM seemed a bit too highbrow for conventional gamers. But instead, the game was a huge success, selling 6 million copies and remaining the top-selling PC game until The Sims in 2002. Twenty years later, Rand Miller, along with his company Cyan, are working on the game’s “spiritual successor” — and have launched a $1.1 million Kickstarter in order to make it happen.

The proposed game, called Obduction, is a first-person adventure with many themes obviously similar to Myst: The player is dropped in a strange world with no information or backstory and left to his or her own devices to explore the environment. Running on Unreal Engine 4 (responsible for the graphics found within big-brand titles like BioShock: Infinite and 

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