Cyan Worlds, Inc.

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  • Cyan Productions (from 1997 to 2002)
  • Cyan, Inc. (from 1987 to 1996)

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Cyan Worlds is a North American game developer based in Mead, Washington. It was founded in 1987 by the brothers Rand and Robyn Miller. They originally focused on games for children, debuting with The Manhole (1988), an exploration-based adventure game and one of the earliest titles to take advantage of the CD ROM medium. They are best known for their Myst series.

Credited on 26 Games from 1988 to 2023

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Firmament (2023 on Windows, Macintosh)
Myst (2020 on Windows, Quest, Xbox Series...)
ZED (2019 on Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Myst 25th: Anniversary Collection (2019 on Macintosh, Windows)
Obduction (2016 on Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation 4...)
Cyan Children's Pack (2015 on Windows)
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition (2014 on Windows, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch)
Myst Online: Uru Live (2007 on Windows, Macintosh)
Cosmic Osmo's Hex Isle (2007 on Windows, Macintosh)
Myst (2006 on Nintendo DS, PSP, Nintendo 3DS)
Myst V: End of Ages (2005 on Windows, Macintosh)
Myst IV: Revelation (2004 on Windows, Xbox, Macintosh)
Myst Uru: Complete Chronicles (2004 on Windows, Macintosh)
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (2003 on Windows)
Myst: 10th Anniversary DVD Edition (2003 on Windows, Macintosh)
Myst III: Exile (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Real Myst (2000 on Windows, Macintosh, iPad...)
Myst: Masterpiece Edition (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
Ages of Myst (1998 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)

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History +

September 28th, 2005

Only a few weeks later, co-founder Rand Miller revealed they ultimately managed to "pull a rabbit out of the hat" and rehired everyone. He was quoted saying "Crazy industry. It's giving me whiplash!".

September 2nd, 2005

After completing Myst V: End of Ages, almost all employees are laid off, as the company could not secure investments for a new project and had outstanding debts with publisher Ubisoft.


Shortly after the publication of Riven, Robyn Miller left Cyan to pursue non-game projects.


Company founded by Rand Miller and Robyn Miller.

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