"Have you seen Run Lola Run?" 1UP asks Owen O'Brien, senior producer of DICE's Mirror's Edge. In the 1998 German film, flame-haired Lola makes a mad dash through the city to get cash to her criminal boyfriend -- starting over every 20 minutes when she fails as if she's holding 1UP mushrooms. In Mirror's Edge, protagonist Faith does an awful lot of running, too -- and leaping, climbing, and deft acrobatics -- not to save her boyfriend, but to save a dying counterculture from its oppressors. "Yes, I have," O'Brien replies, "and the answer to your implied question is also 'yes' -- it was an influence."