Classic Game Postmortem: ‘Ultima Online’

 
When:
March 19, 2018 – March 23, 2018 all-day
2018-03-19T00:00:00-07:00
2018-03-24T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Game Developers Conference
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA

Classic Game Postmortem: ‘Ultima Online’

Speakers:
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Topics:

Design,

Production & Team Management
Format: Lecture


September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch on Origin’s ‘
Ultima Online’, the pioneering massively multiplayer RPG that changed online gaming forever. Join three key members of the team as they talk about the things that went wrong and right: Richard Garriott de Cayeux, the legendary Lord British and producer on the game; Starr Long, the original director; and Raph Koster, the creative lead.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn about the complicated history of a groundbreaking game, and see how many contemporary challenges have very old roots.

Intended Audience

The talk is intended to cover an even split of design lessons, production lessons, and fun anecdotes, and will be broadly accessible.

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