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Online Game Pioneers at Work by Morgan Ramsay

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CHAPTER 7

Gaute Godager

Cofounder, Funcom

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Gaute Godager cofounded Funcom in 1993 with four others: Erik Gloersen, Andre Backen, Ian Neil, and Olav Mørkrid. Funcom was never the most successful publisher of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, but at 22 years old, Funcom is one of the oldest.

Funcom is now best known for MMOs, but the company once developed single-player games, such as: A Dinosaur’s Tale, based on the 1993 animation directed by Steven Spielberg; Disney’s Pocahontas, based on the 1995 box office hit; and The Longest Journey, the acclaimed 1999 point-and-click adventure.

The release of The Longest Journey commemorates the year ...

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