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ZED, a game that will tell the story of an artist suffering from dementia from Eagre Games and Cyan Ventures now has a release date and it's quite soon.

The Windows version is now scheduled in for June 4th, with the Linux (and Mac) version to be "later in June". Great to see it continue to be confirmed and although there is a delay, it's not going to be long it seems. Good thing too, as I'm damn excited for this one.

“It’s exciting to release ZED as the first, in what we hope is, a series of artisan indie titles.'' said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan. “Cyan Ventures was created to connect our amazingly supportive Myst fan base to inspiring artists like Chuck at Eagre Games. We hope that ZED, with its graphically mesmerizing narrative, will resonate with our fans and audiences worldwide.”

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“I am thrilled to be working with Cyan Ventures” said Chuck Carter, founder of Eagre Games. “It is awesome to be working with a publisher as vested in the visual fidelity and compelling story as us. They believed in our vision and helped us move ZED across the finish line, from its Kickstarter inception to a deeply moving story of an unexamined life.”

Everything about it looks and sounds like it's going to be an awesome experience. Possibly a confusing one with the theme, since your character will be desperately trying to reconnect fragmented memories. The way you do this, will be through the dreams of the artist's deteriorating mind. They say it "blends adventure, a rich narrative, stirring sentiment, and fanciful world exploration" which sounds pretty fancy. I'm a sucker for a good story, so I hope the writing holds up.

I will let you know when we're provided with an update on the exact date of the Linux release. For now, you can wishlist/follow it on Steam ready. From the info I was given, it will also be releasing on GOG.

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scaine 23 May 2019 at 9:25 pm UTC
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Love the look of this, even though I was never a Myst fan. I played a fair bit of Quern, which some of this reminds me of, but this looks like it'll have a far stronger story and the voice acting sounds top notch! Who are the voice actors, do you know? The main character reminds me of someone. Originally thought it was a melancholy Cave Johnson from Portal 2 (the awesome JK Simmons), but later lines gave me a different vibe, but still familiar.

Damn. Now I want to replay Portal 2...
dpanter 23 May 2019 at 9:45 pm UTC
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Can't come soon enough!
smantz0rZ 24 May 2019 at 3:17 am UTC
Hey guys,

Really sorry about the delay. We were supposed to start our Linux beta test last week (thanks to KS backers and some awesome folks from GoL Discord) but everything got ruined. We ended up having to upgrade engine versions last second to fix a major flaw and then the game would always think it was running in VR on Unix when a headset wasn't connected.... We figured it's best not to punk around and make sure Unix systems aren't completely wrecked. Hoping to start Linux beta by early next week and get the native Linux version out as soon as humanly possible.

Any questions please track me down. Send hatemail to dpanter.
Phlebiac 24 May 2019 at 5:09 am UTC
scaineI played a fair bit of Quern

I found Quern to have a very neatly designed layout/map. In the same genre is Haven Moon, which is much shorter, but I thought it was also well done.
Feda 24 May 2019 at 11:01 am UTC
smantz0rZHey guys,

Really sorry about the delay. We were supposed to start our Linux beta test last week (thanks to KS backers and some awesome folks from GoL Discord) but everything got ruined. We ended up having to upgrade engine versions last second to fix a major flaw and then the game would always think it was running in VR on Unix when a headset wasn't connected.... We figured it's best not to punk around and make sure Unix systems aren't completely wrecked. Hoping to start Linux beta by early next week and get the native Linux version out as soon as humanly possible.

Any questions please track me down. Send hatemail to dpanter.

I backed this game ok KS what seems an eternity ago. A little bit longer won't be a problem. You how no idea how much I appreciate that you didn't sell out to Epic (don't know if they tried) and are sticking with your promise to deliver Linux support.
dpanter 24 May 2019 at 5:04 pm UTC
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