Cyan, Inc. Announces Eagre Games’ VR Adventure ZED
Cyan, Inc., the indie studio that created best-selling classics Myst and Riven, today announced the formation of Cyan Ventures to help budding indie developers publish experimental and experiential narratives in VR.
“Having had the privilege to build compelling, immersive worlds for the past 30 years, I see VR as the natural, powerful evolution in storytelling. There’s no doubt that virtual reality’s ability to engage the user at an emotional and experiential level is fundamentally changing digital media,” said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan. We formed Cyan Ventures with the belief that now is the time to explore the new possibilities in VR storytelling. And what better way to start, than by teaming with our friend Chuck Carter, one of the amazing, world-building artists of Myst, to release ZED, a lovely, and deeply moving VR experience.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with Cyan on this very personal and heartfelt VR experience. Having worked with Rand many years ago on the original Myst, I was excited when he responded so enthusiastically to ZED,”said Chuck Carter, founder of Eagre Games. “With Cyan’s support, we have a chance of bringing the wonder and passion of ZED to the minds and hearts of a much larger audience worldwide.”
ZED is the story of an artist suffering from dementia — desperately trying to reconnect fragmented memories. The player explores the dreams of the artist’s crumbling mind in hopes of helping him assemble enough meaningful images to leave behind a loving memento and final legacy for his yet-unborn granddaughter. The experience blends adventure, a rich narrative, stirring sentiment, and fanciful world exploration.
ZED is the vision of Chuck Carter, developed in association with Skymap Games and co-written by Joe Fielder (Bioshock Infinite, The Flame and the Flood) and David Chen (Metal Gear Solid series, Narcosis). The game features compelling voice over work from an outstanding cast, including a riveting performance from veteran voice actor Stephen Russell (the Thief and Fallout series).
ZED is scheduled for release spring of 2019 and will be available for PC, Rift and Vive.
About Eagre Games
Eagre Games was founded by long-time game developer Chuck Carter (Myst, Command and Conquer series, Emperor: Battle for Dune, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2). Based in Ellsworth, Maine, outside of beautiful Bar Harbor, the studio was created to advance new and compelling narratives in the PC game and VR markets.
Cyan is a legendary indie games studio headquartered in Spokane, Washington, best known for award-winning games Myst and Riven. Cyan celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Myst this year with a special collectors edition of the complete series sold exclusively on Kickstarter and the formation of Cyan Ventures to help foster and support indie developers in the creation of innovative VR narrative experiences. Cyan is currently working on its next VR adventure game, Firmament.