Developer: Cyan, Inc.

Current Version: 1.4.24

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 10.1 GB - Download


* Please check system requirements below before purchasing. (MacOS 10.12.4, Metal supported, 1GB VRAM)*

From Cyan, the studio that brought you Myst, comes Obduction, an all-new adventure that brings the spirit of Cyan’s earlier games into the new millennium. Obduction resurrects the feeling of finding yourself in the middle of new worlds to explore, discover, solve, and become part of.

As you walk beside the lake on a cloudy night, a curious, organic artifact falls from the sky and inexplicably, without asking permission, transports you across the universe.

The worlds of Obduction reveal their secrets only as you explore, coax, and consider them. And as you bask in the otherworldly beauty and explore through the enigmatic landscapes, remember that the choices you make will have substantial consequences.

Obduction. Make it home.


Best Adventure Game of 2016 - PCWorld

“Cyan has succeeded in making another adventure that feels truly timeless.” - Polygon

“Obduction’s beautiful world is a worthy successor to Myst.” - Wired

 “The journey is amazing this time around” - Vice / Motherboard

“Myst enthusiasts and exotic-world explorers will find a whole new stupendous universe to fall in love with” – Adventure Gamers


Important notes:

Obduction requires Apple's Metal framework. You can also check to see if your Mac supports Metal by doing the following...

- Choose "About This Mac" from the Apple Menu (Upper Left)
- Click on "System Report"
- Select "Graphics/Displays" on the left
- Look for the "Metal:" heading, and see if your Mac is listed as "supported"

You can also find a list of Macs that support Metal at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205073

Please review these system requirements before making your purchase. Below are 'recommended' system specs:

OS Version – Sierra 10.12.4*
Processor – Quad Core Intel
Memory – 16GB+ RAM
Graphics – nVidia GT 600M, 700M family / AMD R9 M family or better
Disk Space: 20 GB
Note: VR not available on Mac

*MacOS 10.12.4 (or later) is required to play Obduction. Any MacOS versions prior to this may result in random crashes.


Release Notes:

- Corrected Mac App Store MacOS requirements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.4.24
Review by Emeria

BUY - I love this game. Read the system requirements carefully, but if you have the hardware, proceed and enjoy! I have been a fan of Cyan's work since Myst and Riven and always thought of those as a moment in time never to be repeated in gaming, but here we are in 2017. While we’re not exactly experiencing a new genre, they are pushing boundaries. What was accomplished here should be rewarded and applauded. Great job! I hope to see more in the future. As for performance, yes it needs some horsepower, but no one ever said it didn’t. We thankfully live in a time when optimizations can come out after release quite easily. Having waited many months now for the Mac release i am quite pleased. Thank you Cyan!

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 1.4.2
Review by Shania3

Can’t Get it to work - I would love to give this 5 Stars, but just spent $30 to download it, and I clicked on icon and nothing happens. I have all the requirements, but still can’t get game to work. I cannot find a fix online. Download at your own risk. Hopefully they will get it to work.

Found helpful by 24 out of 31 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.4.24
Review by wylmcc

Good but a little buggy - This is an outstanding puzzle game. Everything you would expect from the people who made the genre famous. It’s well-developed, rich, and has an engaging storyline. Turn out the lights, put it on a large screen, and you are alone in a mysterious world - allowed to roam free and figure out what happened. Plan to lose hours of your life pushing buttons, searching for codes, turning handles, and even firing lasers… Yes, the game has lasers. BUT… It is a resource hog. I’m running a brand new Macbook Pro with maxed-out specs and the game is still laggy and prone to crashes (especially when coming out of the tree). I recognize that software like this requires intense computing power - and I’m thankful that I can experience it - but be warned, you need tons of power to make this game work. It would easily be five stars if things moved a little smoother and didn’t crash. Load time wouldn’t bother me if gameplay was more reliable and less prone to crashes.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 1.4.24
Review by jbrocky42

Even Newer compatible iMac won’t work - I got the latest download from the Mac App Store. Got it work. Downloaded an update from the Mac App Store and now it quits during the downloading circle. When I get it to work,after 7 tries, I can’t start a new game. It either quits during the opening sequence or freezes and requires a Force Quit. Very frustrating. At least I have my original game still available, but I’d like to be able to start a new game. I can no longer get a fresh download fromthe Mac App Store, only OPEN. Which then freezes during the opening sequence. I hope an update will be available soon. Very Soon.

Found helpful by 6 out of 9 people
Version 1.4.24
Review by Hookoa

Doesnʻt work as described! - Bought this yesterday. TOTAL waste of money. Spent two hours trying to just get past the “organic” thingy that is supposed to transport me somewhere in the Universe. I have a Late 2012 MacMini, 16Gb RAM, meeting all of the games criteria. First: takes all of 4-5 minutes to load Video and movements jerky and time intensive. Iʻve set it so low that everything is heavily pixelated. Didnʻt help. AND worst of all: when the “organic” thing explodes onscreen, each movement of the “particles” take a second or more of time to move. I could go prep and eat lunch and that sequence never ended. You would have to have some super muscular computer setup to get this game to, MAYBE, operate smoothly. Resource hungry. I Quit ALL apps and processes on my MacMini… made NO, ZERO affect. I was looking forward to this, but it just aint happening. I want a REFUND NOW! Bear in mind that I have been a Mac and Apple support tech since 1984. Iʻm a MYST owner. This is not my first rodeo!

Found helpful by 5 out of 16 people
Version 1.4.24
Review by DCA1357

DO NOT BUY - Do not buy this if your Mac is a 2011 or earlier version. This is not listed as a requirement but you get the suprise after downloading it. Do Not buy.You can’t get your money back either. It is a rip off.

Found helpful by 5 out of 45 people
Version 1.4.24
Review by Rd24dec

So Far, So Good - Isn’t real quick to load, but none of the Myst games were either. I really like this style of game. I did check the system requirements before I purchased. It downloaded fine, and started up the first time with no issues other than it took a while. Approx. 3 mins. I playing on a 5k 27” iMac. The graphics are good, and with a big screen you get into the game easily. If you’ve enjoyed the Myst games, you’ll like this.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people