Special Content - April 10th, 2008
A Special Interview With Rand Miller, Co-Creator Of The Myst Series!
Rand Miller is the co-creator of one of the most successful video game titles of all time: the Myst series. Until Will Wright decided to own the space with endless SimVariants, the franchises 12 million copies sold proved that serious games could sell. Myst remains one of the seminal titles of video games on any platform. It taught a legion of game designers how to make photorealistic settings and CD-quality sound design matter at a time (1993) when the world was just discovering how to use 3d textures in Doom. It exposed millions of gamers to the joys of unashamed exploration at a time when blowing things up was what the cool kids were doing.
This morning at 12:01AM, the Myst saga came to an end, at least for the time being, when the Myst MMO URU Live was turned off but Turner's GameTap service. Unwilling to let sleeping dogs lie, I caught up with Rand Miller to ask him about the fate of URU, his hopes for MMOs, and what he's looking to do next.