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Starry Expanse is quite an interesting project indeed as Riven when it was released was a fantastic adventure game.

It looks like they are still in the early-ish stages of developing the game, so as usual we will watch with great interest.
QuoteUnreal Engine 4 is better than UDK in almost every way, and yet they work almost the same. Thus, upgrading has been a breeze. It’s so pretty, it makes UDK’s graphics look like Uru. And what’s more, it has far more platform support than UDK did – as of today, we are finally able to officially announce the addition of Linux support to our platform roster, as well as SteamOS

As well as SteamOS, people seperating Linux & SteamOS does make me chuckle a bit. It's the same thing folks! As I said in another article though, developers have always needed one Linux to target to feel safe and SteamOS is turning into it.

For reference here is some game-play of the original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5KQfhwatIA
It was awesome.

ANy Riven/Myst fans visiting GOL will love this news that's for sure.

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The Starry Expanse Project (also known as simply Starry Expanse or sometimes realRiven) is an official fan project to remake the game Riven: The Sequel to Myst in real time 3D. For those who don’t know, the original game was essentially an interactive slideshow of 2-dimensional pictures that changed based on where a person clicked their mouse. This remake features rich, full 3D movement like one finds in most modern first-person adventure games.

We accomplish this goal by carefully examining the original shots from Riven and constructing 3D representations based on those 2D images, which is quite challenging. The Starry Expanse Project is a long-term one; the original game took dozens of artists several years to complete. We are a much more humble, volunteer-based outfit, so it will most certainly take us longer, but with our extreme dedication, we are certain that we will finish, ensuring that every detail is accurate, realistic, and as true to the original game as possible. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Dubigrasu 7 May, 2014
Fantastic news, playing Riven native in Linux...never crossed my mind.
At the same time, the project began in 2008 and likely will take another few years to complete, so I sent them 20 bucks to hurry up :)

Anyway, an earlier demo from them, looks fantastic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EOPaRB7_Hg
Anonymous 7 May, 2014
Sounds like a gaming time warp back to the golden era.

I'm ready to play :)
stss 7 May, 2014
Awesome news, and it seems Cyan is completely fine with them doing it.
Can't wait to relive this game again
Pit 8 May, 2014
While indeed SteamOS is (a) Linux, one might take it as a hint that they intend to sell the game not only via Steam. If that is what it means, it would (at least for me) an important (and welcome) distinction....
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