Robyn Miller to Compose New Music for Riven’s Remake, Original Creative Team Reunites to Talk About the Game

Following the recent reveal that Riven will get a from-the-ground-up remake launching later this year, fans will be excited to learn that Robyn Miller —one of the original Riven’s creators, and composer of the acclaimed soundtrack— has contributed brand new music to the remake.

Spokane, United States – April 10th, 2024 – Today, Cyan Worlds is pleased to announce that Robyn Miller, company co-founder and original composer of Myst and Riven: The Sequel to Myst, is creating new music for the highly anticipated Riven remake. This marks Robyn’s return to the franchise he co-created after 27 years, for which he also composed a memorable and fan-beloved soundtrack. For this remake, Robyn will bolster the already iconic soundtrack of the game with brand-new music. The track debuting today is Part IV of a larger piece of music that contains four movements, and a first sneak peek is available right now on Cyan World’s social channels. You can check it out on the link below. More details regarding release platforms and availability for Riven’s soundtrack will be announced at a later date.

Writing the music for Riven was a blast. I hope that fans like the additions.” shares Robyn. “I attempted to evoke the sounds of the original soundtrack but I was writing for an environment that is unique and stands apart from the original Riven. This piece had to live up to that and, in a way, speak a different musical language.

With Robyn entering this new collaboration with the Cyan Worlds team —and Richard Vander Wende joining the team back in 2022 as game director for the remake— a unique opportunity presented itself to bring together the original creative team behind 1997’s Riven: The Sequel to Myst. Join Rand Miller, Robyn Miller, and Richard Vander Wende on a special roundtable conversation where the great minds behind the 1997 hit sit down and briefly discuss their approach to worldbuilding going from Myst to the original Riven, as well as the upcoming remake.

Riven is a modern remake of 1997’s monster hit Riven: The Sequel to Myst, and a love letter to the classic narrative-driven puzzle games of the ‘90s. When exploring the decaying age of Riven, Cyan Worlds wants the player to feel like an archeologist, slowly unraveling the many mysteries of the D’ni and Rivenese mythologies. Through careful exploration of Riven’s five enigmatic islands, players will uncover clues, decipher foreign languages, and immerse themselves in the game’s intricate lore. Riven encourages players to lose themselves in its world and find solutions to the game’s puzzles through careful and profound reflection, examination, and contemplation of the environment.

Leveraging modern-day technology and the power of Unreal Engine 5, Cyan Worlds aims to recreate and expand on its vision for Riven with development focused on delivering native experiences on both flatscreen and VR platforms. The game will offer an unparalleled level of immersion, allowing players to truly feel part of the enigmatic D’ni Empire while exploring the decaying age of Riven. With new puzzles, expanded storylines, and breathtaking visuals, even those who know the original by heart will find themselves lost again in its depths.

Key Features:

  • Intricate Storytelling and Mind-Bending Puzzles: Challenge your intellect with Riven‘s cunning puzzles woven throughout its narrative.
  • Immersive Environments and Stunning Graphics: Explore surreal islands, each meticulously crafted with unparalleled attention to detail, from dense, lush jungles to awe-inspiring caverns.
  • An Expanded World To Explore: Encounter an immersive and visually stunning world that will captivate newcomers and reveal new mysteries for long-time fans.
  • Fully Re-imagined Gaming Experience: Experience Riven like never before, with free movement through a real-time 3D environment. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer returning to Riven or a newcomer eager to explore Riven’s mysteries for the first time, this immersive and visually stunning world will captivate you.
  • Truly Immersive Experience Developed in Parallel for flatscreen and VR: Cyan Worlds is simultaneously developing the flatscreen and VR versions of the game to ensure a high-quality experience regardless of players’ platform of choice.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and sneak peeks of Riven by following Cyan Worlds on X (formerly known as Twitter)Instagram, and Facebook, and join their community on Discord. The game is launching simultaneously on flatscreen and VR platforms later this year. Join us as we step into a world where every puzzle leads to discovery, and every discovery reveals a story waiting to be told.

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