Cyan Ventures, the publishing arm of Cyan, Inc, the legendary indie studio that created best-selling classics, Myst and Riven, announced the release of the trailer for ZED. The trailer reveals the game’s exploration of an artist suffering from dementia and trying to uncover enough memories to leave a lasting legacy.“This game is very personal to me.” said Chuck Carter, founder of Eagre Games. “I had a dear friend and mentor pass a few years back. He suffered from dementia in those final years and my visits to him became the inspiration for ZED. This is not his story, but a broader cautionary tale of not waiting till the end to examine your life.” “ZED is just the type of game Cyan Ventures wants to publish, said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan.“We formed Cyan Ventures because we believe that now is the time to experiment and explore the new possibilities in VR storytelling.
Chuck’s very emotional exploration of an artist’s struggle to examine the meaning of his life through the fog of dementia is a provocative approach to narrative gameplay. We’re very excited to have a part in bringing ZED’s moving and inventive narrative to VR and PC.” ZED is the story of an artist suffering from dementia – desperately trying to reconnect fragmented memories. The player explores the dreams of the artist’s crumbling mind in hopes of helping him assemble enough meaningful images to leave behind a loving memento and final legacy for his granddaughter. The experience blends adventure, a rich narrative, stirring sentiment, and fanciful world exploration. ZED is the vision of Chuck Carter, developed in association with Skymap Games and co-written by Joe Fielder (Bioshock Infinite, The Flame and the Flood) and David Chen (Metal Gear Solid series, Narcosis). The game features compelling voice over work from an outstanding cast, including a riveting performance from veteran voice actor Stephen Russell (the Thief, Skyrim and Fallout series).
ZED is scheduled for release spring of 2019 and will be available for Windows PC, Oculus Rift and Vive.