Obduction

A first-person perspective adventure game with logic elements, developed by Cyan - the creators of the cult adventure game series, Myst. Obduction, created as a Myst’s spiritual successor, tells a story of a man who finds a bizarre organic artifact that fell from the sky and is taken by it into a strange world. In the game, our task is to figure out where are we, and then find a way back home. Similarly to the aforementioned Myst series, the key element of the gameplay is gradual uncovering of the game world and its laws and then using this knowledge to overcome the obstacles we encounter. Therefore, the game focuses mainly on exploration and solving subsequent logic puzzles of various difficulty level. The game does not offer any cutscenes, and most of its story is learned by means of exploration, environment analysis, and reading journals we find throughout the world.

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PC / Windows
Game Obduction (PC) Cover
Obduction

Obduction | PC

Obduction release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 August 2016 | Worldwide

24 August 2016 | Europe

24 August 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 56 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.  

Obduction for PC / Windows is a 3D first-person perspective adventure game. It was developed by Cyan, known mostly for Myst, Riven: The Sequel to Myst, and Myst V: End of Ages. The project was created as a spiritual successor to the those titles.

Story

We assume the role of a vaguely defined protagonist who, one night, stumbles upon a bizarre organic artifact that fell from the sky. The item kidnaps and flips him into an unknown world. This is when the adventure begins. We have to find out where are we exactly, and try to find a way back home. The developers prepared an extensive plot, although most of the story is learned not through the cutscenes, but by means of exploration, environment analysis, and reading journals.

Gameplay

Obduction is powered by Unreal Engine 4, which allowed the developers to generate richly detailed and largely interactive locations. Just like in the Myst series, the game world was carefully created, and the key element of the gameplay is the gradual uncovering of its rules and then using this knowledge to overcome numerous obstacles. The game regularly tests the player’s cunning rather than his agility, so we focus primarily on exploration of the environment, and solving puzzles. The brain rackers come in different difficulty levels: from simple to those really challenging. At the same time, they are all very logical. The player always knows what his goal is - the only problem is coming up with a solution.

Technicalities

Thanks to the use of Unreal Engine 4.0, Obduction for PC / Windows offers very detailed environment and alien races graphics. Human characters performed by real actors also make an appearance in the game.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core I5-2500 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 660 GTS/Radeon HD 7700 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit

Obduction launch trailer

Obduction launch trailer | 1:48

Zwiastun Obduction, trójwymiarowej przygodówki z widokiem z perspektywy pierwszej osoby. Produkcję opracowało studio Cyan, znane m.in. z gry Myst.

Obduction Game Guide

game guide 09 August 2016

The Obduction guide offers a detailed walkthrough for the game in which all steps and solutions to riddles were described. It also tells about the basic gameplay mechanics and about earning achievements.

Obduction review – beautiful, difficult, captivating

Review 02 September 2016 09:14

A first-person adventure game that’s neither survival nor horror? Obduction draws from the classics of the genre as a spiritual successor to the Myst series.

Obduction release date announced

News 03 June 2016 14:25

Cyan has announced the release date for Obduction, an adventure game and a spiritual successor to the cult Myst.

Myst’s spiritual successor coming out in June; Watch Obduction’s new trailer

News 04 March 2016 10:15

Obduction's new trailer reveals that the game will launch in June 2016. The video also lets us take a peek into beautiful Unreal Engine 4-based locations in Myst dev's next adventure game.