Interesting. I can't remember if Marty was an official part of the team for Myth, but when he left I considered it the disappearance of that company. And with Staten gone, I wonder if anyone that worked on the first Halo, besides Jason, is still there.
Weird. Reginald came along and made some awesome art for Marathon, others take over for the sequel and turn it all into something different. When I was younger I didn't notice the change that much, but after recently replaying M!, it's a pretty drastic shift in style. My prior loyalty to the company name seems kind of silly in retrospect.
: It occurs to me that there's a mirror of this with regard to Halo and
: Destiny. One could very well make the argument that those games were not
: developed by the same company as developed
: Gnop!/ODS/Minotaur/PiD/Marathon/Myth/Oni, because one of the two founders
: and a bunch of other people left when Microsoft bought them (and almost
: none of the rest stayed through to the current Bungie's independence).
: With the exception of Jason, the company that made Destiny is not the same
: company that made PiD. And with the exception of Alex, the company that
: made Gnop! is not the same company that made Myth.
: So you can picture something like a Feynman diagram, of Alex and Jason's
: interaction. The time that they were together is the defining period of
: Bungieness. The Bungie name came into that interaction from Alex, and then
: left that interaction with Jason, and things made under the Bungie name
: before or after that period of interaction might be questionably Bungie
: depending on your perspective on what constitutes the real Bungie, but
: pre-Jason and post-Alex titles were still nevertheless released under the
: Bungie name one way or another.