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S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Gonzaga Prep vs. Mead game. Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.
S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Mt. Spokane vs. Mead game. Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.
S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the NC vs. Mead game at Joe Albi. Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.
S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Mead's game against University High in the GSL opener at Joe Albi, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Check out this big picture gallery of his photos. The game was suspended at half-time because of lightning and will be replayed on Saturday night.
The sun-dappled water glistened in the late morning light and so did the foreheads of the teens who planted trees along Hangman Creek last week. While some kids learn about sustainability in air-conditioned classrooms, students from M.E.A.D. put classroom knowledge to practical use thanks to a partnership with the Lands Council and help from Spokane Teachers Credit Union. For every member who switches from paper statements to e-statements until June 30, STCU will donate money to plant one tree along Deep Creek, Coulee Creek or Hangman Creek/Cindy Hval, SR. More here. (Jesse Tinsley SR photo: From the foreground, Amanda Parker, Aleu Aleu and Isaiah Mitchell poke cuttings of willow branches into the muddy banks of Hangman Creek in Valleyford on May 7)
Question: Have you ever planted a tree? When? Where? Why?
New York’s Museum of Modern Art has added Cyan World’s groundbreaking game Myst to a collection of significant, artistic videogames.
The MoMA game collection, at www.moma.org, is the start of an evolving exhibit expected to grow to around 40 major games. The full list of the first 14 is found here.
The initial list includes games that became widely known, including Pac-Man, Tetris, The Sims, SimCity 2000 and EVE Online.
Myst was released in 1993, produced by Cyan Worlds, based in Mead. The MoMA listing recognizes brothers Rand and Robyn Miller as the game’s primary creators. Later versions of the Myst franchise included the games Riven, realMyst, Myst V: End of Ages, and Myst Online: Uru Live.
MoMA said it will install the 14 games for a public exhibit in March. Some of the games will be installed in interactive mode, allowing visitors to experience the games firsthand.
“Robyn and I were really excited and tickled to hear Myst was chosen by MoMA,” said Rand Miller, the CEO of Cyan Worlds.
Robyn Miller played a key role in the first Myst product. Since then he’s left the company and is an independent filmmaker.
Myst drew widespread attention because it allowed players to explore and find solutions in a world of challenges and puzzles. It drew praise for drastically breaking from the style of games where one destroys orcs, kills enemies or takes over territory.
This marks the second time this year Myst was chosen for a major collection.
Earlier this year the Smithsonian Museum compiled a traveling exhibit called The Art of Videogames. Myst was one of 80 games included.
The Smithsonian group, which included Donkey Kong and Space Invaders and other arcade favorites, resulted from people voting for their favorite games. “The MoMA collection was based on aesthetics,” Rand Miller said, “and that makes it a bit more satisfying.”
Cyan Worlds continues working on projects, employing 10 people. It’s created iPad and iPhone versions of Myst and is preparing to release an iOS version of Riven, considered the sequel to Myst.
Call this a prep playoff primer. Or, everything else I couldn’t get into our postseason information box today. And a few other things. Pictured above is Coeur d'Alene running back/linebacker Reece Mahaffy two weeks ago against Lake City.
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And as always, feel free to comment. What are your predictions for the games this week?
Remember, I'll be tweeting scores Friday. My Twitter address is: @srpreps
Looking for the all-new realMyst for iPad and new iPad?
Cyan Worlds, in north Spokane, announced the game is now available at the iTunes apps store, priced at $6.99.
It's the rich and detailed Myst Island scenario, recreated with lots more dimensionality and textures.
Office Hours is eager to test the game, or gather comments from gamers. Drop any thoughts and comments here to share with the Myst community.
Spalding Auto Parts, the largest new/used vehicle-parts seller around, will open a North Spokane location next week. It will be generally identical in operation to the Pull and Save Spalding has operated in the Spokane Valley, not far from the Spalding main yard.
Our full story appears in Friday's Spokesman-Review business section, and at Spokesman.com.
The firm will have 24 fulltime employees at the Mead site, which is going in on 22 acres once owned by the Kaiser Mead operation.
This photo shows the Spalding's lot along I90; it's not the Mead site.
Here’s a Then & Now feature I did on former Mead football standout Scott McGlocklin that will run in Tuesday’s newspaper. You can read it here. McGlocklin is pictured above at his office at Bouten Construction where he’s a project manager.