First Official Riven Gameplay Revealed

A new take on the 1997 classic, the team at Cyan Worlds recently revealed the first gameplay footage of their Riven remake.

Utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 5, the team at Cyan Worlds has rebuilt Riven’s environments and iconic puzzles, running the gamut from the intricate rotating room to the mysterious imager cage. 

See the gameplay reveal for yourself – in 4K! – below:

First Look: Riven Gameplay Reveal | 4k

BAFTA and SAG nominated actress Shannon Woodward and Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist and NYT best-selling author Ronan Farrow will also lend their talents to Riven. 

Shannon and Ronan will portray two new characters that were not part of the original Riven: The Sequel to Myst, and will be featured in an expanded game section. 

Joining them is actor and comedian Lauren Gamiel, who will provide voice-over and motion capture for Catherine, Russell Webster, who will perform motion capture for Gehn, and Rand Miller, who will reprise his role as Atrus.

Shannon Woodward said the following:

“I love collaborative art in general and I love games. I particularly love narrative games and I think Myst and Riven were just so ahead of their time in terms of puzzles and games. 

The way they are so commonly integrated into stories now, it so clearly stems from this narrative puzzle game that I played when I was a kid, and I think it was so influential.”

Shannon Woodward

Ronan Farrow added:

“It’s such a thrill to be able to perform this role. And I love and respect that Cyan [Worlds] is taking this classic and not just remaking it, which is already exciting, but putting all this additional inspiration in it and specifically focusing on character. 

I think part of what made Riven something formative for me as a kid is that it is so character-driven.”

Ronan Farrow

Source: Press Release

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