Cyan Worlds’ classic puzzle title Myst has inspired countless videogames over the past couple of decades and by the end of the year, there will be another. Orichalcum Pictures and VR Connection have announced Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis, a puzzle adventure due soon for PC virtual reality (VR) headsets.
Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis will mix both myth and archaeological history together with environments inspired by ancient Greece and Egyptian civilizations. The first VR videogame from Orichalcum Pictures, the experience will transport players to the lost city of Atlantis, unravelling its mysteries to prevent a global catastrophe.
“With Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis, our team strives to offer an experience that appeals to fans of classic graphic adventure games like Myst and history buffs who appreciate authenticity,” says Clovis Rossillon, President at Orichalcum Pictures in a statement. “We are working diligently to ensure our vision of this mythical civilization is just as entertaining to play as it is true-to-life.”
Stepping into Atlantis using Plato’s depiction of the city, players will encounter markets and sacred temples to explore, utilising supernatural powers like telekinesis to manipulate the environment and solve puzzles. Stepping into the shoes of an Atlantean who is on the run, they’ll make allies and witness epic battles between giant centurions.
Being inspired by Myst, Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis is going to be filled with puzzles to solve, looking for clues to decode riddles or reading the stars to unlock magical energies. During the course of the adventure, players will also have moral decisions to make changing the outcome with four endings to unlock.
If you own an Oculus Quest then there’s always the original Myst to look forward to. Cyan Worlds announced during Facebook Connect that the title would be coming to the standalone headset this year, reimagining it with modern art, audio and VR interactions.
Orichalcum Pictures and VR Connection are working towards a winter 2020 launch for Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis, supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets. Check out the first teaser trailer below, and for further updates keep reading VRFocus.