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Online Game Pioneers at Work by Morgan Ramsay

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CHAPTER 12

Raph Koster

Cofounder, Metaplace

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Raphael “Raph” Koster is an award-winning game designer and creative director, whose work on Ultima Online for Electronic Arts and Star Wars Galaxies for Sony Online Entertainment has generated revenues exceeding more than a half-billion U.S. dollars.

A pioneer of massively multiplayer online games, Koster is regarded as one of the video game industry’s foremost authorities on games. His book A Theory of Fun for Game Design, published in 2004, is now a classic text used in classrooms around the world.

In 2006, Koster left his position as chief creative officer at SOE to start Metaplace, a venture-backed ...

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