Video Game / Obduction
An upcoming Adventure Game from Cyan Worlds, Inc., their Spiritual Successor to the Myst series.

Like Myst, the player controls an unnamed protagonist, with the exception that the character can be male or female. You start near a campfire by a lake in a forest, where paranormal streaks of light descend and dance in the sky. One of them slows down to approach you, resembling an acorn shaped stone. It opens up, and teleports you to a mysterious alien world.

Due for release August 24, 2016 on Mac and PC with Oculus Rift compatibility.

Tropes featured in Obduction:

  • Alien Geometries
  • Alien Sky
  • Beautiful Void: Naturally.
  • Benevolent Precursors: Josef notes that whoever's responsible for engineering the trees, they made sure that those who get abducted have a renewable source of water in their new home. Farley goes even further, suggesting that every seed grabbed someone shortly before they were about to be wounded or killed. The game's Bad Ending implies she's right, with its glimpses of a ruined, dust-covered Earth. The Good Ending makes it far clearer with all four of the regions in the game placed on a beautiful green planet without the domes keeping them in.
  • Ontological Mystery: You're on an alien planet. There's a farmhouse. That's all you're given.
  • Organic Technology: The object which transports the player to the alien world resembles a kind of seedpod with other, stranger shapes nested inside.
  • Punny Name: Like previous Cyan entries such as Riven and Uru, this title uses an obscure term to suggest a more apparent one. In this case, obduction, a geological process in which one tectonic plate covers another, and abduction, because the player is stolen away.
  • Scenery Porn
  • Spiritual Successor: To Myst
  • Shout-Out: The white farmhouse is a possible one to Zork
    • The initial scenario, an alien vessel appearing from the sky and whisking the player off to a strange world, is remarkably similar to The Dig.