Obduction, the VR game from Myst developer Cyan Studios, has received a major update this week. The first-person adventure game, which first launched in the summer of 2016 for the Oculus Rift, has now added support for the HTC Vive headset. In addition, Rift owners can now play the game with the Oculus Touch controllers.
The HTC Vive version of the game can be purchased for $29.99 on Steam. Oculus Rift owners will get the Touch controller support as part of a free update. In addition, controlling the game with hands has now been added as part of this update, which will come in handy (no pun intended) as the puzzles in this game include pulling levels and pressing buttons, which can become hard to do on a gamepad.
Much like the classic Myst and Riven games from Cyan, Obduction is a beautiful looking adventure game, but this time players view it in full 360-degree viewpoints. The plot of the game is pretty basic. Your player character is apparently minding his or her own business, when suddenly an artifact comes out of the sky and transports you to an unknown alien world. This planet is apparently a place where some unnamed force has taken pieces of Earth from different times and locations and relocated them where you currently are located.
Your main goal is to explore this hodge podge world, solve the many puzzles and challenges you encounter along the way and figure out the mystery of this planet, and possibly even go back to Earth. It will be interesting to see if the expansion to the HTC Vive will bring this game to a new audience.