I still don’t really know what’s going on in Obduction, the new game from the folks behind legendary adventure game Myst, but I’m extremely intrigued.

Obduction is a spiritual successor to the likes of Myst and Riven, and it shows. You can watch me play the first 15 minutes of it in the above video.

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The game wastes no time in transporting you to an alien world sprinkled with touchstones of our own, and the first question it begs is all too familiar: “What the hell is going on here?”

The short, spoiler-free answer is “bad shit.” Bad shit has been happening for centuries, apparently, and this world is either a sanctuary or a prison, depending on who you talk to. Oh, and in case you thought the game looked too modern, I should point out that characters are given life by glorious FMV. It actually works pretty well, all things considered.

Obduction is a game about two things: world-building and puzzle-solving. I didn’t do any puzzles in the above video because I didn’t want to spoil them, but suffice it to say, they’re as opaque as ever.

So far, I’m very impressed by Obduction. You can grab it on Steam right now.

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