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Richard Bartle’s new book seeks to intersect theological thought and MMORPG design

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If you're new to our genre, first of all welcome, and second of all you should be familiar with Dr. Richard A. Bartle, a...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

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This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go support fails MMOARG stalking victims

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This article is part two of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Niantic evades handling stalking and harassment in Pokemon Go and other ARGs

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This article is part one of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
Factured.

Vague Patch Notes: Skewed perspectives of the MMO industry

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So there were some surprises when Fractured announced that it had secured a publishing deal with Gamigo, or rather that Gamigo announced that Fractured was...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2022

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If 2021 had a problem, it was that we got simply too many MMO releases between new launches, early access, and expansions. This breathtaking...

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...

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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 338: No power in the multiverse can stop Raph Koster

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Justin and Bree discuss Elyon, Lost Ark, New World, Crowfall, LOTRO, and Raph Koster's multiverse, with adventures in Runes of Magic, Fallout 76, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on when leaving an MMO isn't an option and whether WoW is still an MMO.

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...

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