A few weeks again after operating our Struggle Tales piece on Oddworld, we took an opportunity and revealed an prolonged minimize of the interview with Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning. Readers responded very effectively to the prolonged interview, so we’re doing it once more—this time with Myst creator Rand Miller.
To provide our Struggle Tales video on Myst and its CD-ROM-based design challenges, we spent roughly the whole day on the Cyan workplaces in stunning Washington state, the place Rand and his workforce have been the very soul of hospitality (they even insisted on shopping for espresso for the crew whereas we have been capturing). The pastoral setting—every part appeared a lot like Myst island!—introduced out the storyteller in Rand and, as often occurs with this stuff, we received far more tales and tales of sport design out of him than we ever might have crammed right into a 15-minute video.
So right here we’re, with Rand unleashed. Hear extra concerning the artistic course of behind The Manhole and the magical device that was HyperCard! See Rand discuss Cosmic Osmo and the transition from black and white to paint sport design! Really feel the… uh… OK, there isn’t any tactile element to this complete deal, so you may should provide you with one thing by yourself to really feel. (Perhaps seize a Myst field and provides it a squeeze, or, you realize, no matter you are into.)
Struggle Tales continues to chug alongside, too. This is a little bit of a tease: what do a rotoscoped prince, an orange marsupial with pink sneakers, and a neuroscientist named “Karan” all have in widespread? They’re all topics of practically full Struggle Tales movies! Keep tuned to Ars, as a result of we’re bringing extra love—quickly.