reading this old Wired article about the development of Riven, and in the middle it casually drops the factoid that Cyan demoed a prerelease version at the TED conference in 1997? idk why I find this interesting but there's a part of me that is weirdly curious about what Rand Miller's prehistoric TED talk could have looked like


@shadsy I wasn’t paying attention to the images at the top until now and I can’t believe I almost skipped over Myst: The Duffel Bag

@SpindleyQ Alright I finished it, and that was a wild read. Not just for the behind-the-scenes, but also because of the overwritten prose where the author kept imposing himself on the story and like, projecting himself on the developers. It was like somebody trying to do Hunter S. Thompson covering Riven

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