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Session Name: Classic Game Postmortem: 'Ultima Online'
Speaker(s): Raph Koster, Starr Long, Richard Garriott de Cayeux, Rich Vogel
Company Name(s): Independent, Portalarium, Portalarium, Certain Affinity
Track / Format: Design
Overview: Kal Ort Por! The death of Lord British. Simulated ecologies. Playerkillers. The Bank of Britain. City sieges. Weddings. Sports events. Players who were orcs. Living the Virtues. September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch on Origin's 'Ultima Online', the pioneering massively multiplayer RPG that changed online gaming forever. Join three key members of the team as they talk about the things that went wrong and right: Richard Garriott de Cayeux, the legendary Lord British and producer on the game; Starr Long, the original director; and Raph Koster, the creative lead.

GDC 2018

Raph Koster


Starr Long


Richard Garriott de Cayeux


Rich Vogel

Certain Affinity

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