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akiva
11-25-2003, 12:20 AM
While tossing some old WIRED magazines (cleaning my office -- I have the time since I'm not in the prologue yet http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) I ran across the issue with the interview with Robyn about "Green Tea" (which got saved, along with the issue about MYST and the one about RIVEN).

Which got me wondering...whatever happened with the project? What's he up to these days? Green Tea sounded interesting.

Curious minds want to know
Akiva

akiva
11-25-2003, 12:20 AM
While tossing some old WIRED magazines (cleaning my office -- I have the time since I'm not in the prologue yet http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) I ran across the issue with the interview with Robyn about "Green Tea" (which got saved, along with the issue about MYST and the one about RIVEN).

Which got me wondering...whatever happened with the project? What's he up to these days? Green Tea sounded interesting.

Curious minds want to know
Akiva

Vormaen
11-25-2003, 12:36 AM
what's Green Tea? Curious......

Kwartha
11-25-2003, 12:37 AM
Sheesh. Do I have to do all the linking (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.10/miller.html?pg=1) around here? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Pepsi1953
11-25-2003, 12:49 AM
I wondered what was meant by Green Tea too. Thank you for providing the link Kawartha.

Hi! akiva Before this topic went up I hadn't heard of Green Tea but it seems like in one of the Rand interviews somewhere he spoke a little bit about his brother. But I can't remember which or exactly what it was he said. Sorry. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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mszv
11-25-2003, 01:08 AM
Wasn't Project Green Tea cancelled? I thought I remember reading that Robyn wasn't working on that anymore.

Just went and checked. Robyn Miller is listed in the game credits, under "additional testers". I guess testing Uru is an extended family affair.

One never knows for sure, but I think that Uru is different, with Robyn not having a bigger role. Or course, that's just an "off the wall" random theorizing, no knowledge of anything sort of comment!

Regards, mszv
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Whitewalker
11-25-2003, 04:27 AM
Concerning what is happening with the Myst Movie.
IMG News: Myst Movie (http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ArticleID=6754)

Coronagold
11-25-2003, 04:55 AM
"Myst, the second most popular game of all time (right below The Sims)"

Where's a barf smilie when you need one? Sims? That's like comparing psychotropic drugs with a Barbie doll.

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Whitewalker
11-25-2003, 05:19 AM
Yep, I had a fit with that too! Lets boycott ths Sims!!! Or an on-line petition where we claim it is evil or something similar & that it corrupts young minds, etc...

Kwartha
11-25-2003, 08:26 AM
BTW, if anyone's interested, here are both the Riven (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/5.09/riven.html) and Myst (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.08/myst.html) articles from Wired Magazine. Wired has consistently given great coverage of Cyan's work, and I'm hoping that it won't change for Uru. If anything, Uru is more Wired (pun) than any previous Myst game.

Dillenger69
11-25-2003, 10:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Whitewalker:
Yep, I had a fit with that too! Lets boycott ths Sims!!! Or an on-line petition where we claim it is evil or something similar & that it corrupts young minds, etc...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey now ... I like the sims. If I did that stuff to real people I'd get arrested.

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mszv
11-25-2003, 01:11 PM
The really interesting thing about the Sims is that, in my opinion, it broke new ground, just like Myst did. They made a new type of game that people want to play. I think it's amenable to the different ways people like to play a game, and there are the expansion packs! I think the game deserves tremendous praise and should be a subject for game analysis. I don't play it myself (I will some day) but I have nothing but tremendous admiration for it. It's also something that people have done mods for, not all of the approved by the company. Cyan could learn a lot from that. People like to modify game worlds.

What's disappointing (and Rand mentioned this himself in an interview) is that "The Sims Online" is not doing all that well. Whether it's the sort of game you like or not, it's a different sort of online game, more social, not an RPG, and it is attempting to capitalize on the massive success of the solo player Sims. I think it's a cautionary tale for Uru. Analysis of why The Sims Online isn't working very well might help online Uru succeed.

Regards, mszv
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Put that down, you are not in a game, this is my life!

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