Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One Raph Koster

Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One

Author: Raph Koster
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Book Title
Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One
Author
Raph Koster
ISBN
9780996793742
Few game designers have shared as many lessons learned as Raph Koster. In a quarter-century of writings and talks, he has offered up game design lessons, online community theories, and candid self-evaluation.This first volume of a three-book set of selected essays collects previously written postmortems and many brand new pieces. They are accompanied by historical material such as posts written for players, chat logs, speeches, design sketches, and more. The result is an inspiring historical look back at the development of virtual worlds.These are the stories behind Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, the story of the early art game Andean Bird and the story of the ambitious project Metaplace that aimed to build the Metaverse, including: "A Story About a Tree," the classic piece from MUD days about whether our online bonds are real. "The Ultima Online Resource System," a detailed design breakdown of the pioneering world simulation. "A Jedi Saga," the popular tale of how an impossible design dilemma broke a world. "Influences," a challenge to the game development community to pursue art. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Raph KosterPublisher: Altered Tuning PressPublished: 06/26/2018ISBN: 9780996793742Pages: 702Weight: 2.61lbsSize: 9.25h x 7.50w x 1.40d

Few game designers have shared as many lessons learned as Raph Koster. In a quarter-century of writings and talks, he has offered up game design lessons, online community theories, and candid self-evaluation.

This first volume of a three-book set of selected essays collects previously written postmortems and many brand new pieces. They are accompanied by historical material such as posts written for players, chat logs, speeches, design sketches, and more. The result is an inspiring historical look back at the development of virtual worlds.

These are the stories behind Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, the story of the early art game Andean Bird and the story of the ambitious project Metaplace that aimed to build the Metaverse, including:

  • "A Story About a Tree," the classic piece from MUD days about whether our online bonds are real.
  • "The Ultima Online Resource System," a detailed design breakdown of the pioneering world simulation.
  • "A Jedi Saga," the popular tale of how an impossible design dilemma broke a world.
  • "Influences," a challenge to the game development community to pursue art.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Raph Koster
Publisher: Altered Tuning Press
Published: 06/26/2018
ISBN: 9780996793742
Pages: 702
Weight: 2.61lbs
Size: 9.25h x 7.50w x 1.40d

Few game designers have shared as many lessons learned as Raph Koster. In a quarter-century of writings and talks, he has offered up game design lessons, online community theories, and candid self-evaluation.

This first volume of a three-book set of selected essays collects previously written postmortems and many brand new pieces. They are accompanied by historical material such as posts written for players, chat logs, speeches, design sketches, and more. The result is an inspiring historical look back at the development of virtual worlds.

These are the stories behind Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, the story of the early art game Andean Bird and the story of the ambitious project Metaplace that aimed to build the Metaverse, including:

  • "A Story About a Tree," the classic piece from MUD days about whether our online bonds are real.
  • "The Ultima Online Resource System," a detailed design breakdown of the pioneering world simulation.
  • "A Jedi Saga," the popular tale of how an impossible design dilemma broke a world.
  • "Influences," a challenge to the game development community to pursue art.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Raph Koster
Publisher: Altered Tuning Press
Published: 06/26/2018
ISBN: 9780996793742
Pages: 702
Weight: 2.61lbs
Size: 9.25h x 7.50w x 1.40d