The Starry Expanse Project is a dedicated fan effort to remake Riven: The Sequel to Myst in real-time 3D. Riven was released over 20 years ago and is one of the all-time classic point-and-click adventure games. Developed by Cyan Worlds, it’s often regarded as one of the best in the genre. Now The Starry Expanse Project, more recently known as realRiven, is a full remake of that classic game using modern technology.
Recently, the team announced that realRiven, when it releases, will have full VR support. The blog post reads:
“We’re very excited to finally announce that we are officially developing realRiven for virtual reality… Simply, the tools for developing a game in VR have become more ubiquitous and easy to use, and our team now has several members with experience in shipping titles for VR. We have the talent and the technical barriers are no longer an issue, so we’re pleased to make this announcement and we hope you’re as excited as we are.”
Interestingly enough, the original creators of both Myst and Riven have also moved onto VR projects as well. Most notably, Obduction, which was an adventure game heavily inspired by Myst that released with optional VR support two years ago. Their next project, Firmament, is still in early WIP stages.
Let us know what you think of the news down in the comments below! What are some other classic non-VR games you’d love to see remade in VR?