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(05/19 13:31:31) Trekluver: Alright, welcome to the first ever Cavern Mysterium!
(05/19 13:31:31) Calena cheers
(05/19 13:31:33) Christine: bravo
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(05/19 13:31:39) elva claps her hands
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(05/19 13:31:42) Trekluver: Let me go over some rules.
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(05/19 13:31:57) Rand waves hello
(05/19 13:32:01) Trekluver: Please keep the chat channels clear, so that everyone can see what Rand says.
(05/19 13:32:06) Alphonse Godot waves hello
(05/19 13:32:08) Mcbeam says hey
(05/19 13:32:25) Trekluver: Keep chearing and claping to a minimum, such as when a question is answered.
(05/19 13:32:55) Trekluver: And please keep private messages to Rand down, so he can clearly see what we're saying.
(05/19 13:33:30) Trekluver: With me is taniih, who I will let start off with our questions to Rand. Taniith?
(05/19 13:33:57) Taniith: Ooh, I go first.. typing skills don't fail me now:
(05/19 13:34:23) Rand: me either
(05/19 13:34:33) Trekluver: I agree.
(05/19 13:34:34) Taniith: From Matthornb: Do you intend to release the Unity version of RealMyst on other platfroms besides iOD? If so, which ones( Adroid, chrome, desktop, etc)?
(05/19 13:34:47) Taniith: erm, iOS
(05/19 13:35:03) Rand: First - nice to be here in a crowded hood...
(05/19 13:35:14) Rand: Thanks for so much support!
(05/19 13:35:30) Trekluver: We're all very enthusiastic about you being here.
(05/19 13:36:02) Rand: Now realMyst - we are focusing on getting a good release for iOS first. We'll see how that goes...
(05/19 13:36:03) Mcbeam says we were told not to clap,cheer
(05/19 13:36:32) Rand: But it seems fairly easy to consider undated versions for Mac and PC...
(05/19 13:37:00) Rand: Just not as sure for Android
(05/19 13:37:16) Rand: (And it looks pretty good - btw)
(05/19 13:37:41) Rand: And it was harder than we thought to get it on iOS - btw
(05/19 13:38:14) Trekluver: From what we've seen your alls work looks pretty extrordinary.
(05/19 13:38:31) Trekluver: Myst in HD has been a dream for some folks for a while.
(05/19 13:38:54) Rand: We have some very hardworking people working on it. Particularly Karl and Jason.
(05/19 13:39:27) Rand: This week we really polished some things
(05/19 13:40:05) Rand: Next question?
(05/19 13:40:20) Trekluver: Alright...
(05/19 13:40:45) Trekluver: Joey Zoonishi wants to know if Cyan is working on any other projects besides realMYST?
(05/19 13:41:27) Rand: We are putting almost everybody we have (which is not a lot these days) on realMyst to try...
(05/19 13:42:03) Rand: to get it done, and done well. But we are also making progress with an iPad version of Riven...
(05/19 13:42:46) Rand: Just a little higher rez, lower compression version for iPad. It looks so much better than...
(05/19 13:43:07) Rand: just the 2X iPhone version on the iPad.
(05/19 13:43:39) Rand: Mark D. is working on that.
(05/19 13:44:05) Rand: THose are the two things we have going right now.
(05/19 13:44:23) Rand: next?
(05/19 13:44:29) Trekluver: Taniith?
(05/19 13:44:35) Taniith: ok, another from Matthornb:
(05/19 13:45:04) Taniith: Do you think Cyan will ever be able to work through the negotiations on Myst 3 & 4 with Ubisoft so those games can be released on Steam ala Myst 5?
(05/19 13:46:05) Rand: We would like all the games to be available. It's not a money thing as much as just getting the...
(05/19 13:46:51) Rand: right people to say okay. We're still trying to get that to happen. But I would say I think that...
(05/19 13:47:04) Rand: it will happen at some point.
(05/19 13:47:17) Rand: next?
(05/19 13:47:19) ahlisendar cheers
(05/19 13:47:27) Rabbit cheers
(05/19 13:48:03) AgeExplorer: Hi
(05/19 13:48:10) Rand: Hi
(05/19 13:48:15) AgeExplorer: :)
(05/19 13:48:18) Sieren: hi
(05/19 13:48:26) Trekluver: Ok, dragossh and spinky want to know if, given the sucess of the unity port of realMYST, is Cyan considdering doing a similar thing with ports of Myst V or Uru Complete Chronicles?
(05/19 13:49:24) Rand: Well, it's been a more difficult port than we expected. We've touched just about everything in the game...
(05/19 13:49:57) Rand: so I expect that we'll want to wait and see how well it's recieved before decided if we can...
(05/19 13:50:40) Rand: afford to convert any more. But I would sure love it to happen. BTW - realMyst was converted from...
(05/19 13:51:14) Rand: our Plasma 1 engine. The other games are Plasma 2. Not sure if that makes them a little easier...
(05/19 13:51:31) Rand: or a little more difficult.
(05/19 13:51:39) Rand: next?
(05/19 13:51:47) Taniith: From Malfhok (glad I don't have to pronounce names this time):
(05/19 13:52:17) Taniith: With the recent success of the Double-Fine Kickstarter (among others), has Cyan thought about trying their hand a crow-funding a project?
(05/19 13:52:27) Taniith: *crowd
(05/19 13:53:03) Rand: We have. We've gotten so much feedback from fans and friends encouraging us to do it...
(05/19 13:53:31) Rand: We've really go only two issues...
(05/19 13:54:22) Rand: First - what product to propose (it's between two - one Myst related and one completely new)...
(05/19 13:55:02) Rand: Second - we need to get enough money from realMyst to fund a good Kickstarter proposal...
(05/19 13:55:30) Rand: with some great artwork and a convincing video.
(05/19 13:56:26) Rand: I keep thinking about the Kickstarter XKCD recently. If you haven't seen it you should check it out.
(05/19 13:56:33) Rand: :)
(05/19 13:56:38) Rand: next?
(05/19 13:57:16) Trekluver: Well, we all look forward to seeing one someday soon. Next question comes from hauntedcity, who wants to know...
(05/19 13:57:53) Trekluver: If cyan believes that iOS is the plotform of the future, and that PC is becoming a thing of the past?
(05/19 13:58:49) Rand: Not necessarily. I think the timing is good right now for mobile (iOS) because of the growth and ...
(05/19 13:59:34) Rand: being able to easily get stuff distibuted. It allows Cyan to be lean, and stay alive. But the PC...
(05/19 14:00:11) Rand: market will alwyas be the more state-of-the-art. It just requires larger budgets that we don't have...
(05/19 14:00:32) Rand: at the moment.
(05/19 14:00:49) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:01:07) Taniith: The next one is from you trek.. want to ask it?
(05/19 14:01:47) Taniith: (I'm taking his silence as 'yes, I'm typing it now')
(05/19 14:02:15) Trekluver: Sure. A few years back, IGN released an article saying that Cosmic Osmo's Hex Islue was coming to the Xbox Live Arcade. Was this indeed true? If so, what happened, and is Cyan making headway into getting Hex Isle re-released on PC.
(05/19 14:02:20) Trekluver: :)
(05/19 14:03:30) Rand: We have tried a few times to get Hex Isle resurrected, but so far no luck. We will keep trying...
(05/19 14:03:48) Rand: Again it seems to just getting the attention of the correct people.
(05/19 14:03:55) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:04:11) Taniith: Ok, the next questions are about MOUL and/or Open Source
(05/19 14:04:39) Taniith: From Ahlisendar: Any chance pf seeing a bit of plot in MOUL in the future
(05/19 14:05:57) Rand: In the future - hopefully. In the neat future - probably not. It's just a resource issue. But I would...
(05/19 14:06:21) Rand: like nothing more than to see some new stuff happening in MOUL.
(05/19 14:06:30) Taniith: Actually while you answer, the next question is about releasing Moul content in general, so let's group the two
(05/19 14:06:44) Rand: Okay!
(05/19 14:06:52) Taniith: and I guess that answers both ;D
(05/19 14:07:24) Stone: 115 people here :)
(05/19 14:07:32) Taniith: ready for the next question?
(05/19 14:07:49) Rand: Oh yeah. SOrry.
(05/19 14:08:00) Rand: 115? Wow!
(05/19 14:08:03) Rand cheers
(05/19 14:08:05) Trekluver: Ok, taniith, want to ask the enxt one?
(05/19 14:08:10) Taniith: no worries. This next one is from.. me!
(05/19 14:08:17) Trekluver: It is impressive.
(05/19 14:08:33) Trekluver: Some folks were worried that we would hit the cap at 200!
(05/19 14:08:38) Taniith: Were there ever any long-term plans for an in-game way of letting players build or shape ages in Uru? If so, can you breifly talk about them?
(05/19 14:08:40) Doobes: It could still happen. ;)
(05/19 14:09:33) Rand: We had paths for letting explorers create their own links to ages in Uru. The first step was just...
(05/19 14:10:07) Rand: simple custimization - like you see in the Reltos. The next steps involved a bit more...
(05/19 14:10:49) Rand: options in adjusting params of books. But the culmination was actually having...
(05/19 14:11:27) Rand: another Nexux that would link to explorer created ages. Where a guild of maintainers would...
(05/19 14:12:06) Rand: go first to make sure ages were at least survivable. :) Followed by the build of cartographers...
(05/19 14:12:50) Rand: and eventually open to the public as an explorer created age. The idea was that ...
(05/19 14:13:42) Rand: by having two Nexi (?) exploreres would know that they were linking to ages from "new" writers.
(05/19 14:13:57) Rand: I still have hope that all that can happen in MOUL!
(05/19 14:14:04) Taniith: would age creation have required MAx, or were youworking on in-game simplified tools?
(05/19 14:14:04) Rand cheers
(05/19 14:14:13) Emor D'ni Lap applauds
(05/19 14:14:16) AgeExplorer cheers
(05/19 14:14:17) moose also claps her hands
(05/19 14:14:20) Sieren cheers
(05/19 14:14:21) Slughorn cheers
(05/19 14:14:29) etelka cheers
(05/19 14:14:36) Rand: We would have provided some in game tools - but they would have been much simpler...
(05/19 14:15:15) Rand: and would have mainly been more parameter based.More complex ages would require...
(05/19 14:15:46) Rand: more sophisticated "writing" tools (modelers.)
(05/19 14:16:12) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:16:21) Trekluver: Ok, Main Avvie wants to know...
(05/19 14:16:21) Taniith: cool, thanks!
(05/19 14:17:10) Trekluver: What kind of content that Cyan was working on for MOULa that did not get completed? We know about Kahlo, but were there others too?
(05/19 14:18:03) Rand: There was quite a bit actually. Kahlo was a favorite around the office, but we had a few very cool...
(05/19 14:18:53) Rand: multiplayer coop and competitive ages. One was like an extensive capture the flag game...
(05/19 14:20:08) Rand: We had an underwater lab area that was amazing. A small ages that was covered in water - and was...
(05/19 14:21:01) Rand: actually spherica so you could explore the entire world. At some point we had a crazy...
(05/19 14:21:35) Rand: world with large birds that players would ride in a simulated battle. And we had designs for a...
(05/19 14:22:21) Rand: frozen world that was called something like Ice Runner where players would build and ride...
(05/19 14:22:25) ahlisendar notices that he's drooling
(05/19 14:22:33) janaba: lol
(05/19 14:22:50) AgeExplorer: Nice visions :)
(05/19 14:22:56) Rand: these ice gliders across the surface of ice for racing or just delivering stuff.
(05/19 14:23:06) Doobes hands ahlisendar a napkin...with more for others if they need them ;)
(05/19 14:23:20) Snoor'Max suspects Rand is making this all up as he goes along
(05/19 14:23:23) TOOO: Like "Icerigger" by Alan Dean Foster?
(05/19 14:23:27) Karkadann: thank you Doobes
(05/19 14:23:29) Rand: That's it without going back into the archives. Kind of sad. :(
(05/19 14:23:31) Trekluver: Let's keep the chat clear for Rand.
(05/19 14:23:51) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:23:53) Taniith: from Ahlisendar: Are you registered on any of the explorer-run shards?
(05/19 14:24:04) Trekluver: Is there any chance that such development might be completed in the future?
(05/19 14:24:17) Trekluver: Either by Cyan or released under Open Source?
(05/19 14:24:32) Taniith: 3 questions at once.. go!
(05/19 14:24:47) Rand: No - I just come into MOUL on occasion. But I'm amazed at what is getting done by people.
(05/19 14:24:58) AgeExplorer: :)
(05/19 14:25:12) Rock Ardemar: :))
(05/19 14:25:49) Doobes: No shortage of talented folks in this community.
(05/19 14:25:52) Rand: wait - we wuld love to add more and more to MOUL that is being doine by theopen source community
(05/19 14:26:03) janaba: indeed Doobes :-)
(05/19 14:26:30) Rand: I think that the most encouraging aspect of this - is that the writing continues - by the poeple!
(05/19 14:26:36) Rand: and the people!
(05/19 14:27:04) Rand: and the purple!
(05/19 14:27:12) Rock Ardemar: :)
(05/19 14:27:12) janaba: haha
(05/19 14:27:15) Doobes: LOL!
(05/19 14:27:15) Taniith: Mmmm, purple
(05/19 14:27:17) DimensionTravelerCalum starts to laugh
(05/19 14:27:17) Christine: lol
(05/19 14:27:17) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:27:42) Trekluver: Ok, before continueing, do you have a set time when you need to be done?
(05/19 14:28:01) Taniith: We ask because we have... plenty more questions on the list
(05/19 14:28:16) Trekluver: We need to know which ones to skip over, if need be.
(05/19 14:28:21) Rand: I've got about 10 more minutes - and then bac to testing realMyst so we can get it shipped!
(05/19 14:28:37) Trekluver: Gotcha!
(05/19 14:28:38) Taniith: Ok, trek ask the next one.. I'll prioritize ;D
(05/19 14:28:48) Trekluver: Ok then, skipping along in the list...
(05/19 14:29:24) Trekluver: A bunch of folks are asking me to get to this one so I will. :) Any news on the Myst Movie?
(05/19 14:30:10) Rand: It's the Hollywood usual stuff. We get a bit of momentum and then it lulls. We had some interested ...
(05/19 14:30:41) Rand: stuff a few weeks ago, and now we're waiting to see what happens. It's a slow process, and not...
(05/19 14:31:13) Rand: one I understand very well. But we're cautiously optimistic.
(05/19 14:31:17) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:31:24) Trekluver: Taniith?
(05/19 14:31:42) Taniith: If you could live on any age from the Myst universe, which would it be?
(05/19 14:31:46) Taniith: from Malfhok
(05/19 14:31:52) janaba: cool
(05/19 14:32:06) Sieren: great question
(05/19 14:32:44) Rand: Wow. That's so tough because the best part of the Ages is having so much diversity so easily acessable
(05/19 14:33:08) Taniith: (also, we've gotten it down to 4 more questions. Hopefully we have time)
(05/19 14:33:10) AgeExplorer: Don't pick Spire XD
(05/19 14:33:25) AgeExplorer: you'll go mad
(05/19 14:33:36) Doobes grins
(05/19 14:33:51) Rand: But I do like the Garison, and for some reason Minkata always appeals to me - wide open spaces or seomthing.
(05/19 14:34:09) Zyxia cheers for Minkata
(05/19 14:34:15) moose also: The kitty litter age
(05/19 14:34:18) Rand: Teledahn would be nice, but always strikes me as too muggy. :)
(05/19 14:34:20) Rock Ardemar cheers for Gahreesen
(05/19 14:34:23) Doobes: Just pack a LOT of bottled water. ;)
(05/19 14:34:33) Rand: :)
(05/19 14:34:37) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:34:39) Trekluver: Ok, Jamie Merchant wants to know if you have played Portal and Portal 2?
(05/19 14:35:18) Rand: I've played Portal, but not Portal 2. It's on my list when I get some free time. I love the whole idea!
(05/19 14:35:21) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:35:33) Taniith: Next, I (and likely others) want to know: Will Cyan have a booth at Pax Prime this summer, showing iRealMyst or otherwise? Ther'll be plenty of other indies to keep you company ;p
(05/19 14:36:15) Rand: Probably not. We really are on a shoestring budget right now. We're not worried about making money...
(05/19 14:36:46) Calena scratches her head
(05/19 14:36:57) moose also: Lean mean creating machine
(05/19 14:37:12) Rand: but we do need to just break even. So we're counting our pennies, and just staying alive until...
(05/19 14:37:12) Trekluver: Christian Walther wants to know, on behalf of OpenUru, if there is an update on their content licensing proposal?
(05/19 14:37:24) Rand: we can turn a corner of some sort.
(05/19 14:37:25) Trekluver: Oops, that's the next question. :)
(05/19 14:37:37) Taniith: alas, makes sense
(05/19 14:37:42) Lyyne: admire commitment
(05/19 14:38:12) Rand: No prob. We are continueing to work on more and more opening of open source. I'm sorry...
(05/19 14:38:36) Rand: for the slow progress, but we've got some ideas to speed things up a bit.
(05/19 14:38:43) Rand: next?
(05/19 14:38:58) Taniith: from Malghok: is the track 'falling from Achenar' on the cosmic sosmo music CD a reference to Myst?
(05/19 14:39:20) Trekluver: And I believe that's our last question unless you're open to more.
(05/19 14:39:44) Rand: It was written before we had any idea about Myst. I think the name of the star Achernar (?) inspired...
(05/19 14:39:55) Rand: but the song, and the name of the brother.
(05/19 14:41:00) Rand: The timing seems good for wrapping things up. Thank you guys for hanging out - and for the ...
(05/19 14:41:29) Rand: great questions! I hope to be able to get in here more once realMyst wraps up.
(05/19 14:41:31) Taniith: Well, thanks for dropping by Rand! We'll have to do a thrid Q&A next year ;p
(05/19 14:41:34) AgeExplorer: Thank you Rand for coming in to answer all these questions. :)
(05/19 14:41:35) Trekluver: Well we thank you for coming! It has been a pleasure to host you!
(05/19 14:41:39) Taniith: we can make it yearly
(05/19 14:41:49) Rock Ardemar: thanks Rand
(05/19 14:41:51) Doobes: Maybe Skype again next time? LOL!
(05/19 14:41:57) Rand waves goodbye
(05/19 14:42:01) Mystdee: Thanks Rand. . .Off to testing Real Myst Now. . .;)
(05/19 14:42:08) Aloys: Thanks for your time. :)
(05/19 14:42:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: good luck with RealMyst Rand!
(05/19 14:42:12) Rand: Thanks everyone!
(05/19 14:42:13) Karkadann: TTFN
(05/19 14:42:15) shenendoah: Thank you, Rand.
(05/19 14:42:16) rocketdog: `thanks
(05/19 14:42:20) Rand waves goodbye
(05/19 14:42:33) Malfhok: Thanks, Rand!
(05/19 14:42:39) Punk_akGoose: we love u Rand !!!!!!!!
(05/19 14:42:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: bye rand :)
(05/19 14:42:47) Dark: All the best Rand
(05/19 14:42:48) Rand: Bye everyone!
(05/19 14:42:51) Doobes: Take care, Rand!
(05/19 14:42:53) Rock Ardemar: Bye :)
(05/19 14:42:54) Sieren: hi rand
(05/19 14:42:57) Rand: See you soon!
(05/19 14:42:57) Lyyne: Go Miller!
(05/19 14:42:58) rocketdog: `bye
(05/19 14:42:58) Fa'ima: Bye
(05/19 14:42:58) Calena: Bye Rand - Thanks!
(05/19 14:42:59) Hyperion: Titan of Light: thanks Rand.
(05/19 14:43:00) Aloys: Bye Rand, thanks for coming
(05/19 14:43:05) AgeExplorer: bye forn now Rand and thanks again
(05/19 14:43:08) TOOO: Thanks, Mr. Miller!
(05/19 14:43:09) HarveyMidnight: thank you!
(05/19 14:43:14) Dalken Starbyne: Farewell, Rand!
(05/19 14:43:15) Lyyne: goodbye
(05/19 14:43:17) rocketdog: `thanks again
(05/19 14:43:18) moose also: Bye and thx for everything myst
(05/19 14:43:19) Rand: Everybody dance!
(05/19 14:43:21) Sieren: bye rant
(05/19 14:43:23) Rand does a dance
(05/19 14:43:25) Punk_akGoose always loves miller time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(05/19 14:43:35) Mayangeline: Thank you Rand!
(05/19 14:44:02) Taniith: One day we will catch Rand actually doing that dance
(05/19 14:44:02) Rand waves goodbye
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