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Storybricks was a company that focused on emergent AI, particularly in video games. The company was notably brought in work on EverQuest Next, though that partnership dissolved in early 2015, and the company closed up shop.

Meridian 59 and Storybricks’ Brian Green has passed away at only 46

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It's with a very heavy heart today that we report that Brian "Psychochild" Green has passed away at a relatively young age. Green...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

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The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...
Yes, this assuages my nervousness, you bet.

Smed vows he’ll someday make a game akin to EverQuest Next

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Earlier this week on the podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how one of our favorite fun things to write about...

Global Chat: Why Wizardry Online’s permadeath was a good idea

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Here's an MMO and a feature both long since deceased: Wizardry Online and permadeath. Yet as JVT Workshop argues, it was an...

Global Chat: Why roleplaying in MMOs matters

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If you haven't visited Psychochild's Blog -- the brainchild of former Meridian 59 and Storybricks dev Brian Green -- lately, you are...
I'm going to write that MMO about the snarky robot I always wanted to!

Massively Overthinking: Could bots save dying MMORPGs?

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Last week, a reader named Chris, who is writing a paper on the MMO industry and revivifying sunsetted games, dropped an intriguing question into...

Storybricks CEO shares early EverQuest Next proposal documents

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It has been a while since the dust settled on late, lamentable EverQuest Next, and even longer since the sandbox MMORPG acquired and...

Exclusive interview with Ashes of Creation’s Jeffrey Bard, formerly of Daybreak

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Yesterday we coveredĀ a tip about a new MMORPG in the making: Ashes of Creation. Apparently we caught wind of this title before...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 66: Meridian 59’s Brian Green

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Justin interviews Brian Green, who's worked on Meridian 59, Storybricks, EverQuest Next, and Camelot Unchained in his long MMORPG career.

Massively Overthinking: The future of Daybreak

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic revolves around the EverQuest Next cancellation, of course. MOP Patron Roger sent us 11 (!) questions to...
And Justin weeps, silently, in the corner. No one feels bad about it.

Dave Mark: EverQuest Next’s AI ‘was not vaporware’

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AI developer Dave Mark has weighed in mightily on the EverQuest Next cancellation. Mark worked on the game's expansive AI system...

Global Chat: The death of EverQuest Next

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There are some MMO industry events that, when they occur, spark a wildfire of blog posts across the community. This past week's announcement by...

The Game Archaeologist: Meridian 59

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A colony founded through a magical nexus, Meridian 59 had it all going on -- until, that is, the portal to the colony...

EverQuesting: EverQuest, EverQuest II, Landmark, and EverQuest Next in 2015

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When it comes to the EverQuest franchise, looking back at 2015 is a much different experience than looking back at 2014 was. That previous...

EverQuesting: (Almost) everything we know about EverQuest Next

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In a perfect world, we'd have the mana of EverQuest Next news raining down from the sky, enough to satiate our hunger for...

Ascent’s James Hicks: ‘We really are onto something unique here’

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Ascent: The Space Game is one of the MMO genre's most ambitious titles. Whether it's the seamless transitions between the vastness of...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

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Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained's alpha, RIFT's anniversary, the Daybreak/Storybricks saga, Elder Scrolls Online update 6, FFXIV's Heavensward, Marvel Heroes, and SWGemu, with mailbag questions on new journalism and isometric MMOs.

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but...

Storybricks has closed down

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It's been but a week and a half since we heard official word that Daybreak Game Company was cutting ties with

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

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You know me: I've been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about...

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