This month's All Guilds Meeting was rather short due to many explorers still being "Obducted". Even so, there was still a few pieces of business to go over. As always, the raw and cleansed chatlogs are ready to read for those that missed the meeting.
Here's what happened:
Zeke365 was the only speaker this month. He mentioned that Susa'n has stepped down as the alternate reader for Summer Stories, a gathering every Thursday at 17:00 KI time where various Myst and URU-related fan fiction is read aloud over voice chat. He's looking for a replacement reader, and those interested should contact him. If one is not selected, then the event will be scaled back and be held every other Thursday as opposed to every Thursday.
The game was financed by fans via Kickstarter three years ago and Cyan has been developing the game ever since.
Congratulations to everyone at Cyan!
Much to talk about in the cavern these days. With Obduction just over the horizon, there's certainly no lack of activity in the Myst/URU community! As such, this month's All Guilds Meeting had a few interesting bits of information.
Hoikas was first to the stage to mention that work on version 4 of Korman, the Guild of Writers' latest Age-building plugin for Blender, was coming along nicely. The biggest addition will be sounds along with a few other goodies. There will be a full report on the update when it releases.
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In a backer message sent to those that donated to the Kickstarter campaign, Cyan, Inc. has confirmed a release date for Obduction, but with a catch: it will be in late July instead of June as previously announced.
The new release date has been set for Tuesday, July 26th for PC and Mac. The retail price will be $29.99 for those who didn't donate but want to buy it. Backers have already paid for the game with their donations, and details of how and when the game will be delivered to them are forthcoming.
Keep checking back here for more Obduction updates!
For those that are just hearing about this (and really, where have you been?), Obduction was successfully funded by fans through Kickstarter and has been in development since then. Many familiar faces have returned for the project, including Robyn Miller, who will be composing the game's soundtrack, his first for the company since Riven in 1997.
How was the June release month announced? Why, with a shiny new trailer of course!
You can view the new teaser trailer by clicking here.
There will be more news as it comes in, including when an actual date in June is officially announced.