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Posted By: RE7Date: 6/30/19 12:49 p.m.

There was a post a month ago: http://forums.bungie.org/story/?read=72184. Then a month later it was posted on what's new because of an email. Not complaining though. Also, with "Like wandering K'lia, which I on&_>>> called/summoned home." What does "on&_>>>" mean?

Here's another nerdy question. The next post: "Well, it's really not all that glamorous. I could probably lie and make up something cool, but I'll tell you the truth instead. We started out doing the natural extension of Marathon, which would have turned out to be something along the lines of Quake. At that time, the first screenshots of Quake were already out, and we sort of knew where they were going, and everybody else did too. We were going to try and do one of those sorts of games, and after about two months of working on it, nobody was really into it at all, and I just had the feeling like we weren't going to be able to pull it off in time."
The first Quake screenshots were released August 3, 1995. Marathon 2 was released November 24, 1995. When were the 2 months they worked on Marathon 3?
Also, according to the Marathon Scrap Book, "Fans wondered what Bungie would come up with to top Marathon 2. As it happened, Bungie was wondering the same thing. After returning from a triumphant Macworld SF in January of 1996, Bungie’s programmers and artists secreted themselves away in The Lab. Refusing to divulge the details of their work even to their coworkers (except fro the occasional reference to “exploding soda machines”). Preliminary design was done for what was to be called Marathon 3, but this was abandoned after only a few weeks because everyone felt the urge to step out of the Marathon Universe and try something different. Jason began a brainstorming process which culminated in the development of a tactical wargame code-named Myth. As far as Bungie was concerned, the Marathon saga was over."
How does that fit in there? A few weeks vs. two months etc.

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