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Riven: The Sequel to Myst (PlayStation)

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Riven: The Sequel to Myst Credits

Credits

Designed and directed byRobyn Miller, Richard Vander Wende
Produced byRand Miller
Production ManagerTony Fryman
Lead Programmer and D´ni historianRichard A. Watson
CG Production DirectorJoshua A. Staub
CG Artists / AnimatorsJoshua A. Staub, Jason C. Baskett, Michael Bostick, Tony Davidson, Jeremy Engleman, Robert Grace, Tim Greenberg, Robin Higgin-Foley, Bret St. Clair
CG Technical DirectorKarl Stiefvater
Additional CG AnimationPatrick Faille, Eric Vignola
Compositing and additional CG World AssemblyMichael Sheets
Effects Programming EngineerMark H. DeForest
Post Production Engineer and additional ProgrammingRyan Miller
Gameplay DesignJoshua A. Staub, Rand Miller, Robyn Miller, Richard Vander Wende, Richard A. Watson
Lead Sound DesignTim Larkin
Music composed and produced byRobyn Miller
Music Sampling Engineer and additional Sound DesignChristopher Brandkamp
Live Action Segments written and directed byTim Greenberg, Richard Vander Wende
Assistant Production ManagerBonnie Staub
Systems AdministratorJohn M. Biggs
Additional Production ManagementDennis Leahy
CG Technical AssistantEric Arnold
Journals written byTim Greenberg, Richard Vander Wende
Cathrine´s Journal byMary Anderson
Casting AssistanceBelinda Hunt, Kinslee Miller, Ryan Miller
Costume DesignerCatherine Hunt
D´ni background model (from Myst)Chuck Carter
Gate Room illustrationsRichard Downs
WigsJoyce Degenfelder
Seattle Opera PropsRobert Bovil, Cour Dain, Joseph Fisher, Gaye Gardner
Additional Cyan SupportChristopher Brandkamp, Al Carlson, Heather Ferguson-Gady, Byron R. Heinemann, Mark Klammer, Jeff Oswaldt

The People of Cyan

Shaders byLume Inc.
Sound Design and Live Action Foley and MixMartin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori (O'Donnell/Salvatori Music Chicago IL)
CastJohn Keston (Gehn), Sheila Goold (Catherine), Rand Miller (Atrus), Christine Steel (Nelah), Vicente Ramos (Gehn's Guard), Ernie Whitecloud (Moiety Prisoner), Kate Vander Wende (Leira/Keta), Micah Biggs (Village Boy), Tony Fryman (Gehn's Scribe), Sydney Wakan (Girl in Jungle), Ryan Miller (Moiety Scout)
Live Action Filmed ByPVR San Francisco CA
Voiceover TalentRengin Altay (Catherine)
Gehn's Age SkyMatte World Digital
CostumesKaufman‑Davis Studio, Seattle Opera
Prop ConstructionSeattle Opera
Special Thanks toEveryone who played Myst - Riven exists because of you!, Everyone at Brøderbund - especially, Dennis Leahy, Laurie Strand, Everyone at Sunsoft Inc - especially, Masami Maeda, Kiharu Yoshida, The Original Myst team, John Miller, Kass Kapsiak, Katie Fisher, Rhode Island Historical Society, The City of Santa Fe New Mexico, Wesley Morris (Net-Tel)
Extra Special Thanks toThe Cyan Team. Your efforts have been superhuman. Thank you for caring about this project! The families and loved ones of everyone closely associated for living through the deadlines with us.
Extra, Extra Special Thanks toDebbie Miller, Kinslee Miller, Kerryn Miller, Kara Miller, Mary Beth Miller, Alexander Miller, Grace Miller, Abraham Miller, Kate Vander Wende, Helen Vander Wende, Evie Vander Wende, We love you and couldn't have done it without you!, Robyn and Rand would like to thank their parents, Ronald Miller, Barbara Miller, for their remarkable emotional and spiritual support and for their unfailing love., And Richard would like to thank, Garry Vander Wende, Evelyn Vander Wende, his parents - I owe everything to you [but don't worry I'll pay you back some day].
Package DesignCyan, Tolleson Design
Package IllustrationCyan

PVR Crew

Director of PhotographySteve Kotton
Live Action Production ManagerRenee Jensen
Assistant CameraJames Pusch
GafferMike Van Dine
GripAlex Robinson
Ultimatte OperatorSprague Anderson
AudioRobert Tachories
Videotape OperatorsWayne Cory, Jeff Piccinni
Make‑UpNancie Marsalis, Joanne Edmonds
Wardrobe AssistantPamela Buss
Live Action ContinuityPat Burke, David Van Woert
Live Action EditorMichael Albanese, Aldo DiVergilio
Assistant EditorVince Oresman
Digital Video CaptureJ. Anthony Ruffo, Derek Gatlin
Operations ManagerSteve Manke
Post‑Production CoordinatorLaurie Lamson
Voiceover EngineersNorth by Northwest Productions
Additional Sound Design for O'Donnell/Salvatori MusicPaul Heitsch, John Binder, Mark Devos, Brian W. Jennings, Sean Richards, Jeff Krajewski (Fuse Music and Design Chicago IL)

Sunsoft Development Team

Product ManagerShigeki Shimizu
Lead ProgrammerTakashi Nakata
Additional ProgrammerAtsushi Horikawa, Masaru Kanai, Masahiro Imaizumi, Hiroya Matsugami, Seiji Sasaki, Takashi Niimi
System EngineerAkihiro Asada
Sound ProgrammerKazuo Nii
Chief Graphic EditorYumiko Ueno
Graphic EditorMasaaki Sato, Hidetoshi Katagiri, Takuro Nagai, Tadashi Kojima
Sound DataNaomasa Nakata, Ko Arakawa, Satoshi Asano
Debug & TestingAtsushi Naono, Ryuji Mouri, K. Ohwada, T. Suzuki, A. Tange, S. Moriuchi, Kouji Matsuda, H. Kotake
Special ThanksMasami Maeda, Kiharu Yoshida, Shizuya Furukawa, Masato Kawai, Kazuko Harman, Kenji Yoshioka, Hiroaki Higashiya, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Dennis Leahy, and all Sun Corporation Staff and Cyan Inc.

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Kiharu Yoshida, 44 other games
Hiroyuki Suzuki, 42 other games
Masato Kawai, 40 other games
Kenji Yoshioka, 34 other games
Kazuko Harman, 32 other games
Tim Larkin, 31 other games
John Miller, 26 other games
Hiroaki Higashiya, 26 other games
Chuck Carter, 25 other games
Ryan Miller, 22 other games
Masami Maeda, 21 other games
Rand Miller, 15 other games
Richard A. Watson, 15 other games
Martin O'Donnell, 14 other games
Tadashi Kojima, 14 other games
Michael Salvatori, 13 other games
Akihiro Asada, 13 other games
Christopher Brandkamp, 11 other games
Jason C. Baskett, 11 other games
Kazuo Nii, 11 other games
T. Suzuki, 10 other games
Shizuya Furukawa, 10 other games
Robyn Miller, 9 other games
Seiji Sasaki, 8 other games
Michael Albanese, 8 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Real MYST, a group of 27 people
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, a group of 17 people
Myst, a group of 17 people
Myst Online: Uru Live, a group of 15 people
Myst V: End of Ages, a group of 13 people
Uru: The Path of the Shell, a group of 12 people
T.R.A.G.: Tactical Rescue Assault Group - Mission of Mercy, a group of 11 people
Uru: To D'ni, a group of 11 people
Blaster Master: Blasting Again, a group of 10 people
Myst, a group of 9 people
Myst V: End of Ages (Limited Edition), a group of 8 people
Daffy Duck: "Fowl Play", a group of 8 people
Shanghai Pocket, a group of 8 people
Myst III: Exile, a group of 8 people
The Pirates of Dark Water, a group of 7 people
Monster Seed, a group of 7 people
Blaster Master: Enemy Below, a group of 7 people
Clock Tower 3, a group of 6 people
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean, a group of 6 people
Myst: Masterpiece Edition, a group of 6 people
Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure, a group of 6 people
The Manhole: CD-ROM Masterpiece Edition, a group of 6 people
ACME Animation Factory, a group of 5 people
Aero the Acro-Bat, a group of 5 people
Astra Superstars, a group of 5 people

Credits for this game were contributed by msl (335) and PolloDiablo (16616)