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Raph Koster and Playable Worlds won’t announce their MMO until next year

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While legendary MMO developer Raph Koster hasn't held back from writing essay after essay about game theory this year, the one thing he hasn't...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2021

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One of my favorite traditions every year is to put a spotlight back on some of the wild things MMORPG developers said every year....

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster explains how feedback loops can create unexpected results in MMO design

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What's a feedback loop? And, more importantly, why should MMO players care about them? According to Playable Worlds' Raph Koster, this part of game...

Raph Koster’s ‘modern sandbox MMO’ is teasing concept art for the first time

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Back in 2019, veteran MMO developer Raph Koster announced he was finally making a new MMO. In the ensuing two years, he's raised millions...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on who really owns all the stuff inside your video games

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Who owns the stuff inside video games? That's the subject of Raph Koster's latest blog. Koster, of course, is a long-time MMO developer, and...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on gaming’s social design problems masquerading as technical challenges

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In case you hadn't noticed, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster is basically handing out a free 101 course in how video games work in his...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on the ‘stuff’ inside your virtual worlds

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Raph Koster has been penning blogs about the metaverse and how virtual worlds work for several weeks now; his new company, Playable Worlds, has...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster is not gonna stop saying the word metaverse

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Even though I very much want to play around in whatever weird huge sandbox thing Raph Koster and Playable Worlds are building, I now...

Raph Koster says nobody wants a metaverse with ‘Fairyland butting up against World War II’

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In his ongoing blog series on the metaverse, MMO developer Raph Koster has been digging through the technical challenges of how to build it...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on why avatars traipsing across the metaverse are a major tech challenge

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Virtual worlds... how the eff do they work? Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has an idea or two, and he's dishing them out in a...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ lead QA engineer on the industry’s problematic ‘godlike status’ for devs

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Playable Worlds, the outfit headed up by MMO designer Raph Koster and promising both a sandbox MMORPG and the metaverse, has a developer profile...

Raph Koster’s plan is to build the metaverse tech, build a sandbox MMORPG on it, then open it all up

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If Raph Koster's metaverse talk has you more confused than before, then don't worry; his new more technical blog is going to scramble your...

So it turns out Raph Koster is building the metaverse and a sandbox MMO on top of it

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Last week, we covered Playable Worlds' Raph Koster's teasing about a metaverse. This week, he's delivered a lot more than a tease. "We have built...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster has all but said he’s building a metaverse

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If you've been listening to companies like Epic Games yammer about the "metaverse" over the last year and wondered whether it's all just a...

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘We’re in the game industry because we love games’

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Earlier this month, Playable Worlds' Greg Costikyan, the lead designer for Raph Koster's upcoming unnamed sandbox MMORPG, opened up about the way games get...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘Our industry does not thrive on ideas’

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Raph Koster's startup Playable Worlds is working on an MMORPG. A big one. A big one we don't know much about yet, in spite...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ MMO will leverage cloud gaming to simulate a world and be playable on multiple devices

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Over the past few weeks, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has been kicking out lots of blog posts about what his studio's game is aiming...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster expounds on MMO fun, retention, and cynicism in the genre

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster has been having words about the MMO industry ahead of the reveal of the MMO that his new studio Playable...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...

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