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‘Myst’ makers Cyan Worlds turn to Kickstarter once more to fund virtual reality game ‘Firmament’

The Mead-based company that developed the seminal 1990s adventure game is crowdsourcing its next adventure, with a goal of raising $1.3 million in a month to make “Firmament.” The company’s first title designed with virtual reality platforms in mind, “Firmament” is slated for release next summer if Cyan is successful in its bid for financial support from longtime fans.

Mead-based ‘Myst’ creators to publish new virtual reality game ‘ZED’ early in 2019

It’s the first time the small developer Cyan Worlds has collaborated to release a title with another developer, though the relationship isn’t a new one. Chuck Carter, a former Spokesman-Review staffer and an artist on 1993’s “Myst,” is the lead developer of the game, which follows the story of an artist with dementia who’s compiling a children’s book for his unborn granddaughter.

‘Myst’ creators surprise with announcement of new, virtual-reality based game

Cyan Worlds released a trailer early Thursday for what they hope will be a complete gaming adventure set in virtual reality. The steampunk-inspired “Firmament” does not have a release date, and the independent company will seek financial backing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco later this month.

‘Myst,’ ‘Riven’ video games will be basis for TV series

A Burbank, California, company will produce a 10-episode season based on the popular “Myst” and “Riven” video games developed by Spokane game company Cyan Worlds Inc. The not-yet-scheduled series will showcase on the Hulu platform, the company said.

Cyan agrees to ‘Myst’ TV deal

“Myst,” the popular Spokane-made video game that became a cultural icon, will be turned into a live-action TV series. Cyan Worlds, the maker of “Myst” and several later versions of the game, announced it has signed a deal with Burbank, California-based Legendary Pictures to make a video version of the time-traveling story on which the game is based.


Among the unassuming flier on a downtown Spokane bulletin board, a bright yellow piece of paper stands out from the others. The big, blocky font at the top reads, “Missing: Augustus Gladstone.” A man stares out blankly from the flier, wearing a perplexing expression that suggests he might not want to be found. According to the flier, Gladstone is bald but wears a blond wig, and he was last seen in Portland in 2011. If that isn’t enough to catch your attention, there’s one last intriguing piece of information on the missing man: “Believes he is immortal.”

‘Myst’ creators Cyan Inc. launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new game

Cyan Inc., the Spokane company that captivated video game players 20 years ago with “Myst,” has launched a campaign to raise $1.1 million for its next big thing. The company announced Thursday it will seek that money via a Kickstarter campaign, inviting contributors to share the cost of producing a game called “Obduction.”

‘Myst’ creator keeps the dream alive

Twenty years ago, a small video game company in Mead released a CD-ROM game called “Myst.” At a time when computer games involved fighting aliens or driving cartoon cars around a track, “Myst” broke the mold and catapulted into pop culture history. It became the best-selling video game until 2003, when “The Sims” overtook the all-time top spot.

‘Myst’ added to MoMA exhibit

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has added Cyan Worlds’ groundbreaking game “Myst” to a collection of significant, artistic video games. The MoMA game collection, at, is the start of an evolving exhibit expected to grow to at least 40 major video games.