|Founder(s)||Rand and Robyn Miller|
|Located||Mead, Washington, USA|
Cyan Worlds, Inc. (formerly Cyan, Inc.) is a computer game company, founded by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller in 1987. After the release of Riven: The Sequel to Myst in 1997, Robyn left Cyan to pursue other interests. To clarify new directions for the company, CEO Rand Miller then changed the name from "Cyan" to "Cyan Worlds." The company is located in Mead, Washington, just outside Spokane.
- 1988: The Manhole
- 1989: Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel
- 1992: Spelunx
- 1993: Myst, published by Broderbund.
- 1997: Riven, The Sequel to Myst, published by Red Orb Entertainment
- Co-founder Robyn Miller leaves Cyan, ten years after he began The Manhole
- Cyan changes name to Cyan Worlds
- 2000: realMyst, a real-time 3D Myst remake, published by Mattel
- 2001: Myst sequel Myst III: Exile developed by Presto Studios and published by Ubisoft
- 2003: Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, formerly known under the working titles DIRT ("D'ni In Real Time"), Mudpie ("Multi-User DIRT —Persistent Interactive Environment"), Parable and Myst Online
- 2004: Myst IV: Revelation developed by Ubisoft, Uru expansions Uru: To D'ni and Uru: The Path of the Shell
- 2005: Myst V: End of Ages announced as the final game of the Myst series.
- 2005: September, Cyan shuts its doors and lays off all but 2 employees
- Until Uru allows fans who had gained permission to run their own "shards" for online play of Uru.
- 2006: Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds announces an official Until URU shard called D'mala and later announces the return of full-fledged Uru Live using GameTap technology. Staff is rehired and production ramps back up with an eye towards expanding the Uru universe and developing new properties.
- 2007: Myst Online: Uru Live launches on February 15 after months of Beta testing.
- 2007: Cosmic Osmo’s: Hex Isle released on November 30th, Cosmic Osmo returns after 15 years.
- 2008: February 4 2008, GameTap discontinued the operation of Myst Online: Uru Live. Game servers remained online for 60 days following, and were finally shut down on April 10 2008.
- On June 30 2008, it was announced that Cyan Worlds had regained the rights to Uru, and are currently planning on relaunching it as Myst Online: Restoration Experiment, relying on user content for expansion. In a following announcement, Cyan Worlds expressed interest in releasing the source of their game engine, as a better alternative to promote user content.