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Monday, June 11, 2001

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RivenGuild Closes, New Mudpie Site Up
8:19 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Jim Stephenson has updated his excellent fan site Riven Unofficial Home Page with new information on recent happenings around the Myst community. In a sad (and somewhat belated) note, it seems another site RivenGuild has become a victim of its popularity. After nearly six years of service, the web master Gordon Currie can no longer afford the costs associated with running and maintaining the site. Ubi Soft also let him go from updating the official Exile and realMYST web sites in an effort to consolidate costs. It's sad to see resources like this go, and we wish the best for Currie in his endeavors.

Now, just a few days afterwards, Cyan has opened D'ni Guild, a new informational site for their next generation of broadband entertainment codenamed "Mudpie." It includes some new information from Cyan World employees, a QuickTime movie of Rand Miller talking about Mudpie, and more. Jim Stephenson also obtained a quote from Richard Watson of Cyan about the new site and its relation to the now-closed RivenGuild (noting it's now a replacement):

Cyan registered a few years ago, but we really didn't have any content for it at the time and were very happy to have it point to RivenGuild. With our ever-present time constraints, and no urgent need for D'ni Guild, our plans to do something with it were placed on that infamous back burner. [But] in light of RivenGuild closing its doors, it seemed that we needed to bump the D'ni Guild site back onto one of those front burners. We wanted to get it up before the weekend [of June 9]. Some pieces aren't finished yet, and I'm sure we'll tweak it quite a bit...
Definitely have a look at D'ni Guild for more info on Mudpie, and be sure to grab that quick video of Miller as well. We'll keep you posted as more on this mysterious broadband game is revealed.

D'ni Guild Web Site
Riven Unofficial Home Page

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