Cyan Ventures acquires Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/26/19

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Cyan Ventures acquires Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond.  

Award-winning Myst studio Cyan brings tabletop roleplaying game Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond into its family of games

 

Mead, WA: In 2013, Cyan authorized one of the first 3rd party works in the D’ni universe since Myst IV: Revelation – the tabletop roleplaying game Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond. 


Following Inkworks Productions, LLC’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Unwritten has become a consistently popular way for both long-time fans and those new to D’ni to explore the Ages. 


With this in mind, and with Cyan’s refreshed new vision,
Unwritten is being made an official part of the Cyan family of products. Cyan Ventures has acquired Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond and its assets from parent company Inkworks Productions, LLC.

Small revisions will be made to the existing Unwritten manuscript to reflect the new ownership, and the revised version will be available in the future from the Cyan Store, as well as from DriveThruRPG. Future versions of the Unwritten core rule book, future supplements, or other related products will be published by Cyan Ventures, in partnership with Inkworks. Inkworks will remain the primary developer for the Unwritten product line.

Cyan and Inkworks are excited about this new chapter for Unwritten, and they look forward to seeing what new lore can be uncovered and what stories can be told!


About Unwritten 

Small groups of humanity have discovered the secret of the Deep City. Some have come to explore, and others have come to exploit. Some have been called to D’ni by a feeling they can’t describe, and try to make it their home. Others look out to the Ages, the universes suddenly open to them, and see opportunity and hope. And there are those among the Ages who are not happy that D’ni has begun to breathe again.

The D’ni civilization is no more. But the ending has not been written.

Unwritten brings the surreal worlds of Myst and Uru to tabletop role-playing. Using the popular FATE gaming engine, Unwritten gives players the chance to delve into the depths of D’ni’s troubled past, influence the future of the D’ni, and explore or even create new Ages. The D’niverse has room for any of the stories you want to tell. YOUR story is Unwritten.

You can find it here on DriveThruRPG – Unwritten-Adventures-in-the-Ages-of-MYST-and-Beyond

 

About Inkworks 

Inkworks is a small-but-dedicated cadre of designers that bridged the gap between the Myst franchise and tabletop role-playing with the release of Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of Myst and Beyond. Operating out of Washington state, Inkworks has partnered with Cyan Ventures to continue to bring fans the tools to create their own adventures in Cyan’s rich setting.

 

About Cyan Ventures

Cyan Ventures aims to help foster and support indie game developers. Cyan released ZED, a narrative experience, in June 2019. Cyan Ventures is excited to publish Unwritten and looks forward to being a part of other innovative projects in the future. For more information, visit https://cyan.com/ventures/.

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7 comments

  • Larry Fontenot November 26, 2019   Reply →

    I sincerely hope you revise the maps and illustrations in Unwritten, since they bear very little resemblance to canon material. Since you’re revising it, making it compliant with your company’s work and intentions would be nice. The maps they created didn’t pay any attention to the real locations of anything.

  • Philip November 26, 2019   Reply →

    Congrats to all!

  • Thomas November 27, 2019   Reply →

    As a GM of multiple systems over the years, nothing ever was able to fully embody the ability to run a game in a Myst like world until Unwritten. G.U.R.P.S. would get you close however it was too combat heavy. Many of the fantasy based RPGs suffered from the same issues. Inkworks did a fantastic job tuning the FATE system to allow GMs to breath life into their own unique worlds and allow players both familiar and unfamiliar with the Myst universe to experience something truly magical. I’m greatly excited for Cyan Ventures’ acquisition of Unwritten and hope they can help to bring it into a more public eye and allow even more gamers to experience the wonder and intrigue that is the Myst universe at their table.

  • vid Strickland November 27, 2019   Reply →

    Unwritten is one of my favorite pieces of supplemental material for the worlds of Myst, and I’m excited to see that it’s becoming a little more official! It’s dripping with so much love and detail for the source material, that I tend to recommend it to anyone who’s a Myst fan, even if they’re not terribly interested in playing tabletop RPGs.

  • Jam November 27, 2019   Reply →

    Cyan would have been well within its rights to veto the creation of this game altogether. The fact that y’all not only blessed Inkworks’ Kickstarter and allowed the game to come to fruition, but also care enough to acquire the game and partner with Inkworks going forward shows how much y’all actually care about your fans. What an exciting announcement!

    I missed the Unwritten Kickstarter but later purchased the book through DriveThruRPG. I’m looking forward to see what supplemental materials and merch come out in the future through this partnership.

    😀

  • faroguy November 27, 2019   Reply →

    This is super awesome! Personally, I’ve run Unwritten for several years and my entire group thoroughly enjoyed it. The love the authors have for Myst is evident in the effort they put in to match the canon even in the smallest details. Now that it has the official support of Cyan, I fully expect the game will continue to grow proving that the ending has not yet been written.

  • Morven Jack December 2, 2019   Reply →

    Are you going to be bringing all the myst games to the Nintendo switch platform.
    Would love to replay these games on the go.

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