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Riven Demo Available #1323043
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Now is your chance to try Riven before it launches on June 25!

Check out the Demo here.

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Spokane, United States - June 10, 2024 — Cyan Worlds is please to have a free demo of their upcoming narrative, puzzle-adventure Riven as part of Steam Next Fest! This is a PC & Mac demo (sorry VR fans) where you can explore the start of Riven and get a taste of the puzzles contained deeper in the game. Head over to the Riven Steam page, watch the latest trailer, then play the demo and experience the mysteries for yourself!

Riven is a modern remake of 1997’s monster hit Riven: The Sequel to Myst and is a love letter to classic narrative-driven puzzle games of the ’90s. When exploring Riven's decaying age, the player will feel like an archeologist, slowly unraveling the mysteries revealed by carefully exploring Riven’s five enigmatic islands. Players will lose themselves in the world as they uncover clues, decipher foreign languages, and immerse themselves in the game’s intricate lore.

Key Features:
• Intricate Storytelling and Mind-Bending Puzzles: Challenge your intellect with Riven’s cunning puzzles woven throughout its narrative.
• Immersive Environments and Stunning Graphics: Explore surreal islands, each meticulously crafted with unparalleled attention to detail, from dense, lush jungles to awe-inspiring caverns.
• An Expanded World To Explore: Encounter an immersive and visually stunning world that will captivate newcomers and reveal new mysteries for long-time fans.
• Fully Re-imagined Gaming Experience: Experience Riven like never before, with free movement through a real-time 3D environment. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer returning to Riven or a newcomer eager to explore Riven’s mysteries for the first time, this immersive and visually stunning world will captivate you.
• A Truly Immersive Experience Developed in Parallel for Flatscreen and VR: Cyan Worlds is simultaneously developing the flatscreen and VR versions of the game to ensure a high-quality experience regardless of players’ platform of choice.


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323044
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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323046
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Yes. This looks exactly like it should. It makes me want to take a vacation in the end of June just to play the game, but Carol wouldn't forgive me for that.

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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323062
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Ahhh...the perfect way to check out if my computer will run the game. Thank you Sheriff


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: GreyFuss] #1323068
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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323075
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I was not expecting a demo. Thank you Ana


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323097
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YEs, thank for noting the demo was up! I hadn't checked my Steam wishlist for a Riven demo and I wouldn't have known if I hadn't stopped by my favorite gaming site :-)
******Important for demo downloaders/users:
-my 5 year old Dell desktop PC, which is still "pretty good" but certainly not one of the newest ones on the market runs this demo perfectly. Well-optimized. Game is STUNNING visually. Even the 3d facial animations are well-done (no FMV, folks)
-HUGE negative ,to me anyway (and I bring this up often): at least in the demo version, there are NO save slots, so if you quit out of the demo, you have to start the demo over FROM THE BEGINNING. I certainly hope they are going to have save slots in the full game so users like me (older players who can't sit for hours at a time in front of their PC) can save-at-will, even to re-visit areas once completed. ANd certainly so users don't have to start from scratch EACH TIME. I can't imagine why there isn't even a CONTINUE option in the demo.

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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323105
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Excellent! Thank you for posting that link!

Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323208
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The demo is absolutely stunning. It ran flawlessly for me. I have not found a video that does the visuals justice other then the video on the Steam page. Even that video was not quite up to speed with the visuals in the demo. The pics look good. The clouds, the waves on the water and everything around was a treat to take in. It was really nice to be back on the island after so many years

robedits made mention of no saves slots in the demo but there is a "Resume" while running the demo. I was about 40 minutes into the demo and decided to take a break. When I started the demo back up I did have to start a new game. I wish I would have known that

As far as saves go in the actual game there will be auto saves "And more than two save slots" according to the developer - Discussions There is no mention whether these 2 slots are auto save slots or manual save slots. I am hoping on manual, it sounds like it. I have asked

Cyan did a great job on this "from-the-ground up modern remake of Riven." Many say Riven was the best of the Cyan collection and I agree. I hope to play Riven in VR. I need to upgrade my VR headset and am waiting to see if there will be a change to what headsets will be supported. Right now it is only supporting Meta Quest 2 or 3 but I have seen additional headsets supported upon release

I have never seen a remake of this quality


EDIT - The headsets supported have been announced along with System Requirements:

Steam's VR Support - Quest 2 or 3 over Airlink or Link cable; HTC Vive Pro, Valve Index


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323223
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I am so glad that there was a demo as that for sure showed me that I don't want this game. I can't handle keyboard keys for movement and it was so awkward in the movement. so, a definite pass for me.

Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323229
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Soooo.. I got another press release today regarding the demo release and this is how it began. Can you figure it out?

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Can you figure it out, Stranger?

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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323252
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I am so glad that they posted a demo to try. I wish every game coming out would do that so that we could see if we like it. this is one game I will definitely pass on. I don't like doing keyboard keys and after the first minute, I couldn't find my way around. I have dementia and those first person games like this throw me off. Plus - who does arrow keys in this day and age? Definitely a pass for me.

Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323253
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I see that they now have the Minimum and Recommended system settings up. I can't run the Demo on my rig so I am hoping that the full game will.

MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 or 11
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor (16 CPUs), ~3.7GHz; Intel i5 7000 series
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700XT; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB; at least 6GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 30 GB available space
VR Support: VR Support: Quest 2 over Airlink or Link cable; HTC Vive Pro, Valve Index


RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 or 11
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor (16 CPUs), ~3.9GHz; Intel i5 11000 series
Memory: 32 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 12GB; at least 8GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 30 GB available space
VR Support: VR Support: Quest 3 over Airlink or Link cable; HTC Vive Pro, Valve Index


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323254
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Oooh, the demo is awesome. And for once I'll finally get to use the fancy video card I bought a couple years ago. laugh

Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323255
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Originally Posted by BrownEyedTigre

Can you figure it out, Stranger?

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Using the code numbers as the hexadecimal values for ASCII characters, it translates to:

THE FIFTH AGE HAS ENTERED ITS FINAL DAYS, YOU MUST SAVE CATHERINE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. DO. NOT. TRUST. GEHN.

Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323268
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Well done Uncle Reg! bravo


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323276
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I can't find it but I thought I would ask...does GOG have the Demo? I thought if they did maybe a different download would like my computer better.


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Originally Posted by GreyFuss
I can't find it but I thought I would ask...does GOG have the Demo? I thought if they did maybe a different download would like my computer better.


If there is one, I'm not finding it either.

Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: Uncle Reg] #1323302
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GOG does not have the demo up yet GreyFuss. I contacted support asking why no demo along with a link to Steam's Riven site just to show them there is a demo. Will I get an answer back, better yet will they get the demo up and running?

Are your specs good?

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Originally Posted by BrownEyedTigre

Can you figure it out, Stranger?

54 48 45 20 46 49 46 54 48 20 41 47 45 20 48 41 53 20 45 4e 54 45 52 45 44 20 49 54 53 20 46 49 4e 41 4c 20 44 41 59 53 2e 20 59 4f 55 20 4d 55 53 54 20 53 41 56 45 20 43 41 54 48 45 52 49 4e 45 20 42 45 46 4f 52 45 20 49 54 27 53 20 54 4f 4f 20 4c 41 54 45 2e 20 44 4f 2e 20 4e 4f 54 2e 20 54 52 55 53 54 2e 20 47 45 48 4e 2e

Using the code numbers as the hexadecimal values for ASCII characters, it translates to:

THE FIFTH AGE HAS ENTERED ITS FINAL DAYS, YOU MUST SAVE CATHERINE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. DO. NOT. TRUST. GEHN.




Nice job Uncle Reg

I worked on this for 2 hours. What I tried did not make any sense

I have no idea what "Using the code numbers as the hexadecimal values for ASCII characters" is. What are/were you Uncle Reg.....a rocket scientist??? smile



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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323306
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Very impressive, Uncle Reg! praise

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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323367
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The demo has been updated - Patch

I would uninstall the Steam demo then install it again and see it will run now GreyFuss. Normally you would not have to uninstall then reinstall for an update/patch to take place but maybe you had an install issue to begin with


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Thanks so much for the suggestions Orion however I will Post over on Glitches to see if I might be able to squeak this out. praise


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Re: Riven Demo Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1323379
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I hope you can get it up and running GreyFuss


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