The game's lead character "Maya" was not named after the 3D animation software of the same name. Maya the character was named before Maya the software was released, while the game was still gestating at Viacom New Media in 1997 (Alias/Wavefront released Maya in 1998).
However, many of the names of characters and places in the game do have some significance to the team -- Princess Alisa is named for lead artist Alisa Kober
, for example, and the town of Pranno is named after Digger Penbrook
Also, there exists somewhere among the computers of current and former Valkyrie persons a special end credit sequence -- the "Benny Hill" ending (I can't really describe it, you kind of have to see it ). We've talked about putting out a patch for it, and maybe one day we will. I'm sure the seven or eight people who actually bought and played this game would get a kick out of it. :)
- 1999 – Special Award for Story (together with Nocturne)