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Published on June 26th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Riven is Available Now on PC, Mac, and Meta Quest!

Following a successful debut of their Demo version at Steam Next Fest, where Riven was among the top 50 best-performing titles, Cyan Worlds is pleased to announce that Riven, the modern remake of their acclaimed narrative puzzle-adventure masterpiece, is now available globally for Windows PCs through Steam and GOG, Macs with Apple Silicon via Mac App Store, and Virtual Reality on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 via the Meta Store! To celebrate the game’s release, Windows and Mac players can enjoy a 10% launch discount for a limited time.

Watch the Launch Trailer

Remaking Riven brought together some of the creative minds behind the original Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997), including Rand Miller, Richard Vander Wende, Mark DeForest, as well as new music contributions from Riven’s original composer, Robyn Miller. By the team’s admission, creating a real-time 3D version of the game that was faithful to their original vision was always something Cyan Worlds wanted to explore. With the rise of real-time 3D game engines and a few 3D game titles under their belts, the team at Cyan Worlds decided to test the limits of Unreal Engine 5 and rebuilt Riven from scratch, with complete freedom of movement, hand-crafted 3D environments and modern controls.

“We waited 27 years to revisit Riven… not just because we wanted to make sure the technology could handle it, but because we wanted to make sure WE could handle it,” says Rand Miller, CEO and Co-Founder of Cyan. “We learned lessons over the course of projects like Obduction, Firmament, and Myst that would allow us to build something that would do Riven justice. Beyond that, we were looking to enhance the world building resonance of the original, with fresh designs to surprise our old fans and immerse a whole new generation of players.”

Riven is a modern remake of 1997’s monster hit Riven: The Sequel to Myst and is a love letter to classic narrative-driven puzzle games of the ’90s. When exploring Riven’s decaying age, the player will feel like an archeologist, slowly unraveling the mysteries revealed by carefully exploring Riven’s five enigmatic islands. Players will lose themselves in the world as they uncover clues, decipher foreign languages, and immerse themselves in the game’s intricate lore.

Key Features:

  • Intricate Storytelling and Mind-Bending Puzzles: Challenge your intellect with Riven’s cunning puzzles woven throughout its narrative.
  • Immersive Environments and Stunning Graphics: Explore surreal islands, each meticulously crafted with unparalleled attention to detail, from dense, lush jungles to awe-inspiring caverns.
  • An Expanded World To Explore: Encounter an immersive and visually stunning world that will captivate newcomers and reveal new mysteries for long-time fans.
  • Fully Re-imagined Gaming Experience: Experience Riven like never before, with free movement through a real-time 3D environment. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer returning to Riven or a newcomer eager to explore Riven’s mysteries for the first time, this immersive and visually stunning world will captivate you.
  • A Truly Immersive Experience Developed in Parallel for Flatscreen and VR: Cyan Worlds is simultaneously developing the flatscreen and VR versions of the game to ensure a high-quality experience regardless of players’ platform of choice.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and sneak peeks of Riven by following Cyan Worlds on X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook, and join their community on Discord. The game is now available on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, and flatscreen platforms, including Macs with Apple Silicon via the Mac App Store and Windows computers through Steam and GOG. Join us as we step into a world where every puzzle leads to discovery, and every discovery reveals a story waiting to be told.


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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