D.I.C.E. newbie Rand Miller

LAS VEGAS--Later in the day on Thursday, I caught up Rand Miller, one of the legends of game design (currently focused on the imminent release of Myst Online: Uru Live, playable on GameTap). I noticed Rand slipping in and out of almost every session and wanted to know what he thought of the...

LAS VEGAS--Later in the day on Thursday, I caught up Rand Miller, one of the legends of game design (currently focused on the imminent release of Myst Online: Uru Live, playable on GameTap). I noticed Rand slipping in and out of almost every session and wanted to know what he thought of the presentations. I was shocked to hear this was his first D.I.C.E., and even more shocked to realize that meant Rand had never been asked to present at the event--a significant opportunity for the D.I.C.E. producers to tap as they think about the 2008 speaker lineup (...hint, hint).

I've always enjoyed speaking with Rand. Being based in Spokane, he's far enough away from the various epicenters of game design (the Austins and San Franciscos and Seattles) that his references and metaphors are broader, less predictable than your average game developer. A conversation with Rand reveals ideas and creative approaches to games that are individual and unique. 

--Curt Feldman

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gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Good vid, let's get Rand to speak at DICE.

Mercanis
Mercanis

Ah, the many hairstyles of Rand Miller - ever changing. He is such a cool guy. To think he feels he makes a lousy Atrus. Sorry, bub, you're him!

desolation00
desolation00

Huh, weird, I hadn't expected to see this game again. Cool beans.

Brown52
Brown52

Based out of spokane, WA huh? Thats pretty interesting. I know Uru Live was pretty popular during Beta testing, so I'm glad to see it finally getting published. Although I love Myst, I'm not sure if I'll be joining with them on the internet.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Nice job with the video. Keep 'em coming, Curt.

Xatu235
Xatu235

Same here, Sargus. Rand is a great guy. I've been a fan of Myst forever. I'm really looking forward to the launch of Myst Online: Uru Live! But don't be dissin' the pony tail. XD

Sargus
Sargus

Rand Miller is one of my heroes, for sure. I've been such a huge fan of the Myst stories for years and years... ...but I dunno if that ponytail look really works for our former Atrus :-P

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LAS VEGAS--Later in the day on Thursday, I caught up Rand Miller, one of the legends of game design (currently focused on the imminent release of Myst Online: Uru Live, playable on GameTap). I noticed Rand slipping in and out of almost every session and wanted to know what he thought of the presentations. I was shocked to hear this was his first D.I.C.E., and even more shocked to realize that meant Rand had never been asked to present at the event--a significant opportunity for the D.I.C.E. producers to tap as they think about the 2008 speaker lineup (...hint, hint).

I've always enjoyed speaking with Rand. Being based in Spokane, he's far enough away from the various epicenters of game design (the Austins and San Franciscos and Seattles) that his references and metaphors are broader, less predictable than your average game developer. A conversation with Rand reveals ideas and creative approaches to games that are individual and unique.