August 25, 2016
I haven't posted anything to my blog in about forever. Instead I've migrated over to twitter, where mostly no one is interested in anything that anyone says. :-)
But there's news: yesterday I released a new soundtrack album that I composed for Cyan's new video game, Obduction.
If you only have time to listen to only one piece (because we're all very busy), try this:
And the game is available on Steam.
Wow! This was fun! Maybe I should get back into this blogging thing!
March 07, 2014
Augustus Gladstone Through Time
Otherwise titled... Everything you wanted to know about Augustus Gladstone but were afraid to ask! Including, but not limited to...
- His birth in 1856 (on Christmas day)
- A brief timeline covering some of the most important events in his life
- 2011 - His discovery and use of YouTube
- 2011 - The production of this documentary film about his life
- 2014 - The merchandising of Augustus Gladstone :-)
December 28, 2013
Robyn Miller's AMA
I had a blast exposing my innermost secrets at yesterday's AMA! I answered a ton of provoking questions about Myst/Riven, some unexpected questions about my debut film, The Immortal Augustus Gladstone, but only one question about the elusive and extraordinary long horse. Thanks to everyone who attended!
December 24, 2013
A few days ago, Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing interviewed me about directing and playing the lead role in The Immortal Augustus Gladstone. We had a great conversation! The above video includes the first three minutes of the film.
Here's another short video about... Who is this Augustus guy anyway? And why is Boing Boing suddenly in the film biz?
December 09, 2013
The Immortal Augustus Gladstone Everything
Hi loyal tinselman readers (and members of the Republic)! I've been talking about it for awhile and now it's here... or virtually here! The Immortal Augustus Gladstone will be released, for your viewing pleasure, before Christmas! Because afterall, Augustus was born on Christmas... he wouldn't have wanted to miss the holiday!
Above is our latest trailer featuring the music of VAST! We call the trailer "Searching For Blood".
More news... our film is being released and presented by our favorite blog Boing Boing. Its initial release will be exclusively available only from their site! But you can can pre-order the movie now as a DRM-free download!
We'll be partnering with Boing Boing to bring you tons of fun stuff. Like contests, interviews with collaborators, related short films, and more... like the following first episode of "Augustus Speaks", created from footage we didn't use in the film..
You can also now pre-order the official soundtrack to the film - the first soundtrack I've written since Riven. Or maybe just listen to a few tracks...
Soundtrack is available here. It will be released Dec. 13th (just a few days from now).
You can find all this and more at our new website, here.
Augustus needs your help! (So do we.) Please help spread the word! Thanks!
November 11, 2013
Four reasons why you should back Cyan's new kickstarter: Obduction.
- Because Cyan is harnessing their creative talents toward a type of story that's never been attempted in video-games. This is either courageous, foolhardy, briliant, or all of the above.
- Because I haven't seen Rand so excited about a project since the original Myst. It's downright cute (sorry Rand).
- Because it has absolutely nothing to do with Myst, which is creatively invigorating for everyone involved. Starting with a blank slate stuff.
- Because I've agree to play one of the lead characters in the game (that's me, above). Rand will also be playing one of the lead characters.
For the first time since Myst, we'll be appearing in a video-game together. And I promise, neither of us will be asking for a red or blue page!
As of today, November 11th, there are only four more days to go.
November 04, 2013
I've finally found a moment to reassemble my online gallery. I've culled away some of the works and thrown some other things into the mix (including the thumbnails above). The gallery is by no means comprehensive but I hope you enjoy it.
September 10, 2013
Above is the surface of the moon as imagined by illustrator Chesley Bonestell, before we landed there. (click image to enlarge)
Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun wrote that he had "learned to respect, nay fear, this wonderful artist's obsession with perfection. My file cabinet is filled with sketches of rocket ships I had prepared to help in his artwork—only to have them returned to me with blistering criticism."
Below is an image of Bonestell Crater on mars, named in Chesley Bonestell's honor: .
(click image for more space stations)
September 09, 2013
Space Patrol - The Hairy Men of Mars
Space Patrol was a sci-fi show from the early 60's written and produced by Roberta Leigh. I have no idea if it was popular or a dud.
In this episode? The Space Patrol crew discover a curious race of hairy martians and a martian hair-growing fruit. How convenient! Because one of the characters is bald!