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The Making of Ultima Online

The Making of Ultima Online

Raph Koster has posted his thoughts on — and some corrections to — a pair of lengthy articles at MMORPG.com that look at the history of Ultima Online.

Raph Koster: "Narrative Is Not A Game Mechanic"

Raph Koster: "Narrative Is Not A Game Mechanic"

Former Ultima Online lead designer Raph Koster has published an interesting blog post arguing that narrative in games is not a game mechanic, but is instead a form of game feedback.

Ultima Online 15th Anniversary Interview

Ultima Online 15th Anniversary Interview

MMORPG.com interviewed Ultima Online’s associate producer, Bonnie Armstrong, last week, talking about the game’s success, its recent updates, and where the game will go in the future.

Richard Garriott: "…Theoretically [My Ultimate RPG Becoming Like UO2] Would Be Possible"

Richard Garriott: "…Theoretically [My Ultimate RPG Becoming Like UO2] Would Be Possible"

In an interview with Eurogamer, Richard Garriott explains more of his plan for his “Ultimate RPG”, including his intent to produce a spiritual — if not an actual — successor to Ultima Online.

Richard Garriott: Ultimate Collector Is "The Backbone of My Next Game"

Richard Garriott: Ultimate Collector Is "The Backbone of My Next Game"

In an interview with Eurogamer, Richard Garriott confirms that Portalarium’s upcoming game, Ultimate Collector, is in fact his means of supporting the development of his ultimate RPG.

Richard Garriott's Next Game: Ultimate Collector: Garage Sale

Richard Garriott's Next Game: Ultimate Collector: Garage Sale

Richard Garriott’s new company, Portalarium, has announced its next game: Ultimate Collector. It’s a game about garage sales, basically.

FOUR-Part (But Kind Of Inaccurate) Video On The History Of MMOs

FOUR-Part (But Kind Of Inaccurate) Video On The History Of MMOs

Raph Koster links to, and comments on the inaccuracies in, a four-part video series that attempts to examine the history of MMOs, beginning with MUDs.

I Am a Game Photographer: Star Wars: The Old Republic (Weekend Beta)

I Am a Game Photographer: Star Wars: The Old Republic (Weekend Beta)

I had a chance to check out the weekend beta of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the upcoming MMORPG from BioWare’s Austin studio. I managed to play through portions of the origin missions of three classes, and took quite a number of screenshots along the way.

Richard Garriott: "What is a Lord British 'Ultimate' Role Playing Game?"

Richard Garriott: "What is a Lord British 'Ultimate' Role Playing Game?"

Richard Garriott asks what his ultimate RPG might look like, and in a lengthy essay answers the question. You can probably guess that the answer involves a mixture of where he’s gone before (with Ultima) and where he’s at now (the casual gaming space). But have a read even so!

Richard Garriott at GDC: The Evolution of Games

Richard Garriott at GDC: The Evolution of Games

Richard Garriott gave a version of his “three eras of gaming” keynote talk at GDC Europe this week, and focused a lot on Ultima and Ultima online in its text.

Richard Garriott: MMOs Are "A Hassle To Get Into"

Richard Garriott: MMOs Are "A Hassle To Get Into"

Gamasutra interviews Ultima creator Richard Garriott about Portalarium, social gaming, MMORPGs, and what’s coming next for Lord British.