Developer/publisher Cyan Format PC, Rift Release July 26
Post The Witness, a new game from Myst and Riven creators Robyn and Rand Miller is an intriguing prospect. In spiritual successor Obduction you’re whisked away to more mysterious worlds full of contraptions, ominous architecture, and a general sense of unease. Two of these worlds, Hunrath and Kaptar, are our demo’s focus. The former feels like a prospecting town on an alien planet, old wooden buildings and minecart rails set among red rock cliffs. There are characters here, too, presented as flickering holograms, who hint at the reasons for their abandonment of this place. And while you can wander around in realtime, another link to Myst comes in the form of an alternative teleportation system, which makes exploring the rusting bridges and foggy canyons of Kaptar a pleasant experience via Rift.