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‘Myst’ graphics co-creator to speak at Husson

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BANGOR, Maine — Millions of people found their “explorations satisfying” on the fictitious island of “Myst.” This legendary interactive experience was the bestselling personal computer game of all time from 1993 – 2001, with sales of more than 6,000,000 copies.

Chuck Carter, co-creator of the graphics for “Myst” was one of the key individuals responsible for the success of this ground breaking graphic adventure puzzle. On March 19, he’ll talk about his experiences developing this remarkably innovative game, the computer technology utilized to achieve his vision and his latest project as part of a lecture 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“The computer game and entertainment industry is undergoing a period of revolutionary change,” said Gerald Wright, Assistant Professor, College of Business at Husson University, in a press release. “Chuck’s pioneering role in the history of this evolving medium cannot be understated.”

“His insights into online game development will be of extraordinary interest to the students in our Computer Information Systems and Software Development programs. His experiences as a startup entrepreneur will also be of interest to our business students. Attracting a visionary like Chuck to campus speaks volumes about the quality of education available here at Husson.”

In addition to co-creating the graphics for “Myst,” which is still considered one of the top 10 computer games of all time, Carter has been involved in the visual development of 26 other game titles, including “Guitar Hero.” After the initial launch of “Myst,” Carter helped create “National Geographic Online” in 1994.

Later that decade, Carter worked as a digital matte painter for the popular, syndicated science fiction television show “Babylon 5,” as well as two other science fiction shows and motion rides.

Carter has been a longtime contributor to National Geographic, Scientific American and other science-based publications as an illustrator and animator. In addition, he co-authored and illustrated a Geology Textbook: Exploring Physical Geology; illustrated Exploring Physical Geography; and is currently building a game company in Bangor.

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