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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Google wrote:
The doodle team is always excited to hear ideas from users - they can email [email protected] with ideas for the next Google doodle. The team receives hundreds of requests every day so we unfortunately can't respond to everyone. But rest assured that we're reading them :)

I plan to write and suggest something be done for the 20th anniversary of one of the most innovative computer games of all time (the Mac version was released on September 24, 1993). Since they receive hundreds of suggestions a day, it might have a better chance of being accepted if they received suggestions from several Myst fans, so I'm posting this in hopes that others will write in as well. :)

My proposal will mention that Myst has been featured in two museum exhibits (Smithsonian & Museum of Modern Art) and is still being played today with releases for mobile devices.

I don't have any good ideas for the actual doodle except maybe an open book with Google written across it... maybe click it, get a linking sound and... that's all I have. I'm hoping some of the more creative people in this community will submit better ideas - and, thus, making it more likely that Google will do this. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:01 pm 
Perhaps have a book to be clicked, which then plays a fly-by, landing you in front of the word Google?


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I can't believe no one has done this before. I think they should do DLords idea!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:52 am 
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Fantastic idea. And you already thought of referencing the museum exhibits, so you have it covered.

Put in your current local time on the clock, or even just the standard time answer from Myst, and the steps rise to spell "Google"?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:21 am 
The book and Myst Island are probably the two most iconic parts of the Myst universe. A successful doodle should probably use them.


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A book over Myst island then...

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That is an absolutely brilliant idea! :D :D

I was thinking that it would be cool to replace search button with a linking book to take you to the results, sound and all. A screeching lever somewhere is also iconic, I think.


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Or/and when you hit search you here the linking noise


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Great idea Tai, well worth a shot.

We're competing against things like the 100th anniversary of the birth of Herb Jeffries - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_24 - Interestingly, the release of Myst is not listed on that page, so maybe that's something that also needs to be addressed ;)

With the 20th anniversary about 6 months away, that gives the "doodlers" plenty of time to work up something fitting.

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The book and Myst Island are probably the two most iconic parts of the Myst universe. A successful doodle should probably use them.
The island was in my thoughts too - please excuse the very rough and ready scrawl here (I spent all of about 15 seconds on this), but the idea was to pick up some of the existing features on the island and integrate them into the Google logo (my sketching is lousy but I think you get the idea):
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I think that while it's fun to consider ideas here, it's maybe just as important to remember to send the subject suggestion in to the email address that Tai'lahr listed in the OP, to ensure that the profile gets raised with the Google doodle team.

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Mac_Fife wrote:
I think that while it's fun to consider ideas here, it's maybe just as important to remember to send the subject suggestion in to the email address that Tai'lahr listed in the OP, to ensure that the profile gets raised with the Google doodle team.

Yes, that. Thank you! :D

Loved your doodle, btw. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:44 pm 
I thought it'd be an idea to have the logo on the island, but I thought, there must be another way to do this...


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Sent. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:28 pm 
/me waits in anticipation for the response that will probably take months.


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I'm going to wait a little before sending my email... spread them out a bit, and give Google a nudge every few days or weeks ;)

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I love this idea too!!

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