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At this 12 months’s MysteriumCon, Myst creator Cyan Worlds offered a primary take a look at alpha gameplay of its upcoming remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst. The brief demo got here on the finish of a presentation where it was additionally revealed that Riven’s unique co-director, Richard Vander Wende, has been heading up the remake.

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on-stream view of gameplay from the remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst, showing a boiler on the shore of a crater lake with scaffolding going out into the middle of the lake

(Picture credit score: Cyan Worlds)
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on-stream view of gameplay from the remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst, showing a boiler on the shore of a crater lake with scaffolding going out into the middle of the lake

(Picture credit score: Cyan Worlds)
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on-stream view of gameplay from the remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst, showing a boiler on the shore of a crater lake with scaffolding going out into the middle of the lake

(Picture credit score: Cyan Worlds)
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on-stream view of gameplay from the remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst, showing a boiler on the shore of a crater lake with scaffolding going out into the middle of the lake

(Picture credit score: Cyan Worlds)
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on-stream view of gameplay from the remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst, showing a boiler on the shore of a crater lake with scaffolding going out into the middle of the lake

(Picture credit score: Cyan Worlds)

The demo confirmed off a portion from the center of the game, with a puzzle involving a big boiler on the shores of a lake and a few scaffolding main out from the shore. The look of the factor jogs my memory numerous Cyan Worlds’ 2021 remake of Myst, and like that first remake, Riven’s beautiful, dreamy aesthetic survives the shift from pre-rendered scenes to realtime, full-3D exploration.

Time will inform if the remake is ready to deal with the gameplay transition higher than Myst, however there may be some hope on that entrance⁠—Cyan Worlds acknowledged that it will likely be engaged on bettering points of Riven that gamers discovered irritating again within the ’90s, and can even be delving deeper into the world and lore. The game’s creators insist, nonetheless, that they won’t be “dumbing down” the foundational level and click on journey.

To that finish, Cyan Worlds has gotten Richard Vander Wende, co-director of the unique game and a former artist at Industrial Mild and Magic and Disney, to return as director for the remake. Vander Wende is extensively considered a significant source of Riven’s distinctive, beautiful world, and Cyan Worlds stated that he has been engaged on the challenge for a while already, versus being a current addition.

Cyan Worlds described the Riven remake as being playable from begin to end, however nonetheless fairly a methods away from being able to ship. Cyan Worlds is just not but able to decide to a launch date for the Riven remake, although Cyan Worlds’ presenters jokingly promised that it’s going to positively come out upfront of Riven’s thirtieth anniversary in 2027.