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Cyan To Publish VR Game Zed.

Cyan have set up a new publishing label called Cyan Ventures and will be publishing the VR narrative game Zed.

Myst and Riven publisher Cyan has shifted into virtual reality games, and it is moving further in that direction as the publisher of an externally produced VR game dubbed Zed.

The Spokane, Washington-based Cyan has started a new publishing label, Cyan Ventures, to launch games that can foster creative narratives in VR and publish new titles by indie developers. The game is targeted for the PC as well as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets in the spring of 2019.

You can read the full article at Venture Beats

Myst 25th Kickstarter Rewards To Ship Soon

Cyan have updated their Kickstarter page with details on when the physical rewards will start making their way to the backers.

We’ve received word from the production house that manufacturing is almost complete! Boats have been reserved and by November 11th the linking books and inkwells will be loaded to begin their journey to your doorstep!

It’s been hard to wait for news on this, we know – even we didn’t find out about the product being ready until it was ready!

Shipping news

After the boat ride – between 4 to 6 weeks at sea (depending on destinations) – the Myst 25 rewards will be transported to Blackbox’s fulfillment centers for final processing.

Centers in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States will get their shipments. Then Blackbox will check, process, and pack the rewards for final shipping to your homes. This processing is expected to take between 2 to 4 weeks.
Those following along with a calendar can see this means rewards aren’t going to be arriving in time for Christmas.

After Blackbox has received, checked, processed, and packed the rewards for final shipment to you, the additional shipping time from Blackbox to each individual means we’re hoping Backers will start to see their rewards arrive by early February. This is our best guess, because until the product is in transit, this is all we know. We’ll keep you updated as we know more information.

They went on to state that the physical copies of the games are going to be shipped independently from the Linking Books and there is a good chance they’ll show up before Christmas. Cyan will be posting further updates on this in the future.

Finally they had the following to say about the Mac releases of the Myst games.

Some of you might have noticed a number of the Myst 25 games for macOS 10.13 have started appearing as available in GOG and Steam. While there was a glitch showing them as playable before they were quite ready, we can now share with you that 6 of the 7 are ready to play NOW!

Sorry there wasn’t more fanfare – we did a soft launch in order to catch any bugs that might have crept by our intrepid test team.

There are a few bugs we’re still chasing down and addressing as we find them.

We’ve also still got a bit more work to do on URU: Complete Collection before the macOS 10.13 build is ready to play for everyone. There are a number things to iron out there. Look for it in the coming weeks.

New Riven Models On Cyan’s Thingiverse

Cyan have paired up with the guys at the Starry Expanse project to offer more models for 3D printing on their Thingiverse page.

5 new models from Riven has been added to the already existing Myst objects that were unlocked via the 25th Anniversary Kickstarter community goals.

The new models are Gehn’s Pipe, a Whark, the Maglev, a Riven dagger, and the Telescope that sits above the Fissure.

You can see and download the models for printing from here: https://www.thingiverse.com/Cyan_Inc/designs

Myst 25th Anniversary Box Set Preview

Cyan have released a preview video showcasing the collectors edition box set for Myst’s 25th Anniversary.

It looks absolutely stunning.

New Hat and Sweater on Merch Store

A couple of new items have gone up over at the Fangamer Myst store. A classic style Myst hat and sweater can now be preordered.

Return of the D’ni Jazz Club

Shorah denizens of the D’niverse!

For the better part of the last year or so I had been pondering about bring DJC back. With it being the 25th Anniversary of Myst this year, indeed this weekend, I felt that this would be the perfect time for it.

So here we are…ta dah!

I have returned the site in the last build I was working on at the time of the sites closure several years ago, albeit with some tweaks and updates.
Some of the sections have been moved around and condensed into other pages to make navigation a little less cluttered (difficult to do with the amount of information all the games contain).

Will I be updating the site? Yes absolutely. There is more to be added to the site like walkthroughs for all the games which were sadly not saved during my final backup thus I will have to redo those from scratch, as a result they weren’t going to be ready for the sites launch.

I am also rewriting all the Uru/Uru Live collectables pages to make them cleaner as well as a few new sections to go up in the future covering DIRT/MUDPIE and Until Uru. There is also areas of the sites appearance and styling elements that I’d like to further adjust.

You will also notice that we have a new domain name. Sadly due to a snafu I accidentally lost the old dnijazzclub.com domain name, thus the change. If you have DJC bookmarked or listed on any of your own sites you might want to update the url.

If you have discovered any issues with the website, want to suggest features, or want to suggest a website to be added to the “Links” page then please feel free to contact us.

With that out of the way, welcome to the new visitors. To the old vistors, welcome back!

Myst 25 Cavern Celebrations Itinerary.

Sabine Lutter posted an itinerary of the various events going on in cavern over the Myst 25th Anniversary weekend. These events will be taking place on Cyan’s MOULa shard.

The Lost Art – Season 2 Preview

Nora has posted a preview for season 2 of The Lost Art an on going video series set in the D’ni cavern developed by MystiTech

You can watch the preview here.

About MystiTech

MystiTech Productions was formed in February 2013 by Nora Leonard and Frank Zavelberg with the intention of making a Myst machinima using the avatars and locations of Cyan’s Myst Online: Uru Live. Without the generosity of Cyan, who made the game engine and development tools available as open source in April 2011, this project would not be possible.

Steam Game Codes Going Out

Via the Kickstarter Page:

Monday, September 10th, 2018, we will begin emailing Myst 25 Kickstarter Backers their Steam keys. Backers’ Steam key distribution begins at 10am and will continue until we’ve emailed them all.

Make sure your email system has our email “backers@cyan.com” marked as a safe sender so you can receive your Steam keys email. If we’re not marked safe in your system, the email might get dropped into Spam, Junk, or Trash. Worse, it might get deleted and you’d never know it.

The Steam key distribution process may take a few days. If you’re a Backer who chose Steam in the survey you returned to Blackbox.cool and you do not see an email by 10am Friday, September 14th, 2018, please email support@cyan.com to request help.

A reminder for anyone who missed it before: Steam keys provide access to both the Windows 10 (PC) and MacOS 10.13 builds (when the Mac ones become available), and the keys should have no expiration date.

Thank you all for waiting so patiently as we worked to get the games ready for you. We can’t wait to send you those keys!

New Myst T Shirt at Fangamer

The first product has been added to the Myst merch section of Fangamer. A beautifully designed T-Shirt by Ian Wilding showing the falling man over the top of Myst Island. The T-shirt also comes with a nifty “Falling Man” sticker.

Kickstarter backers have a one time use 20% off coupon for the merch store.

You can pick up your shirt here: Myst Merch Store

[Note] – The T-Shirts are currently sold out due to high demand, you can preorder for the next run.