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Friday, September 7, 2001

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BBC Interviews Creator of Myst
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In conjunction with the official launch of Myst III: Exile in London, the folks at the famous BBC recently caught up with Rand Miller, one of the two Miller brothers responsible for the creation of the highly popular Myst series, and managed to get an interview with him. The interview, while short, manages to hit a variety of topics that will be of interest to Myst fans.

Miller lists several sources when asked about influences on Myst's design:

My brother and I - I think we just loved making alternative places. We kind of grew up on CS Lewis and Tolkien and those marvellous places.

We started making our own and I don't think we had monsters in them or killing - it was just making interesting places and I still remember doing one that was a lot of fun. It had a lot of puzzles and things you had to solve and I can see - looking back - somehow that was related to what we did with Myst.

As far as Myst-related media goes, Miller notes that there have been 3 novels published so far that flesh out the story that takes place before the original Myst. More books are also being planned for the future. Miller muses that a movie is a possibility as well.

In terms of future plans, Miller mentions the upcoming Internet Myst project as well as the possibility for Myst 4.

The rest of the interview discusses the design team behind Myst III, the general story, and Miller's experiences with live acting. Be sure to check out the BBC's website for the whole story.

BBC - Q & A: The man behind Myst III
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