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Update [June 25th Jun, 2024 14:00 BST]: Cyan Worlds' remake of Riven lands on Steam today and has been getting some pretty strong reviews from outlets already.

PC Gamer, for example, awarded it 90% and called it "as captivating in 2024 as it's ever been", while PCGamesN gave it 9/10, and claimed the original has been reborn "as one of the year's best puzzle games". They aren't alone either, with other publications like Paste Magazine, CGMagOnline, and CogConnected all heaping a ton of praise on the remake.

You will be able to pick up the game on PC (Steam, GOG), PCVR (Meta Quest), or Mac. It costs $34.99 but will be subject to a limited-time launch discount on some platforms.

Update [Wed 20th Dec, 2023 10:45 GMT]: Cyan Worlds has released the full title for its upcoming Riven remake (thanks, Gematsu), along with some screenshots.

It will be known as Riven: New Discoveries from the Lost D’ni Empire. It's coming to PC via Steam and GOG, but we still don't have a release date.

Original Story [Tue 1st Nov, 2022 11:30 GMT]: Cyan Worlds Inc. has announced that it is working on a "from-the-ground-up modern remake" of its popular Myst sequel, Riven.

Originally released in 1997, Riven (or 'Riven: The Sequel to Myst' as it was originally titled) is a puzzle adventure which continues the story of Myst, the groundbreaking CD-ROM title from 1993.

While it improved on the visuals and audio, the basic gameplay in Riven was roughly the same, with the player having little freedom to explore the fantastical surroundings. Despite this, Riven sold 1.5 million copies in its first year on sale and has become something of a cult classic.

This new remake will abandon the restrictive point-and-click interface of the original and will be "fully traversable in 3D space," according to Cyan. "Riven is one of the most highly regarded games in Cyan’s history," the company adds. "We didn’t want to approach it lightly or frivolously. Cyan is a small indie studio. We wanted to make sure we could take on such a difficult, costly and complicated endeavour – and do it well."

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