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Raph Koster

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Raphael "Raph" Koster (born September 7, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, game designer, and author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design. [1]

50 relations: A Story About a Tree, A Theory of Fun for Game Design, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Areae, Austin, Texas, BBC, Business development, Champions: Return to Arms, Chestertown, Maryland, Chief creative officer, Creative writing, Daybreak Game Company, Designing Virtual Worlds, Electronic Entertainment Expo, EverQuest II, EverQuest II expansions, Field Commander, Foreword, Frantix, Gamasutra, Game design, Game Developers Conference, Game Informer, GripShift, International Game Developers Association, LegendMUD, Long Island, Master of Fine Arts, Metaplace, Middle-earth in video games, MUD, Next Generation (magazine), Omicron Delta Kappa, Origin Systems, Playdom, Social-network game, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed, Stratics, The Escapist (magazine), The Walt Disney Company, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Ultima Online, Ultima Online: The Second Age, University of Alabama, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, Video game design, Washington College, Will Wright (game designer).

A Story About a Tree

"A Story About a Tree" is a short essay and an epitaph written by Raph Koster, regarding the alleged death of a LegendMUD player named Karyn.

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A Theory of Fun for Game Design

A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book written and illustrated by Raph Koster.

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Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of industry professionals, which organize the annual D.I.C.E. ("Design Innovate Communicate Entertain") Summit which includes the presentations of the D.I.C.E. Awards.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.

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Areae is an American computer technology corporation located in San Diego, California, that was established in July 2006 by Raph Koster.

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Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Business development

Business development entails tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between organizations.

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Champions: Return to Arms

Champions: Return to Arms is an action role-playing set in the EverQuest universe.

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Chestertown, Maryland

Chestertown is a town in Kent County, Maryland, United States.

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Chief creative officer

A chief creative officer (CCO) is the highest ranking position of the creative team within a company.

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Creative writing

Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics.

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Daybreak Game Company

Daybreak Game Company LLC is an American video game developer based in San Diego.

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Designing Virtual Worlds

Designing Virtual Worlds is a book about the practice of virtual world development by Richard Bartle.

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Electronic Entertainment Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade event for the video game industry.

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EverQuest II

EverQuest II is a 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), the sequel to EverQuest, and shipped on 4 November 2004.

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EverQuest II expansions

Eleven full expansions for the MMORPG EverQuest II have been released, as well as three Adventure Packs.

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Field Commander

Field Commander is a military turn-based tactics game for the PlayStation Portable.

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A foreword is a (usually short) piece of writing sometimes placed at the beginning of a book or other piece of literature.

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Frantix is a video game on Sony's PlayStation Portable.

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Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.

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Game design

Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or for educational, exercise, or experimental purposes.

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Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.

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Game Informer

Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.

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GripShift is a hybrid title video game that was developed by Sidhe and co-published by Red Mile Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment and Ubisoft for the PlayStation Portable handheld in 2005.

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International Game Developers Association

International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the professional association for over 12,000 video and computer game developers worldwide.

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LegendMUD is a text-only MUD game founded by a group of friends including virtual world designer Raph Koster.

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Long Island

Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor just 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Master of Fine Arts

A Master of Fine Arts (MFA or M.F.A.) is a creative degree in fine arts, including visual arts, creative writing, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, dance, theatre, other performing arts—or in some cases, theatre management or arts administration.

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Metaplace was a software platform intended to democratize the development of virtual worlds, which was later used to make Facebook games.

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Middle-earth in video games

Numerous computer and video games have been inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien's works set in Middle-earth.

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A MUD (originally Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain) is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based.

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Next Generation (magazine)

Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).

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Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa (ΟΔΚ), also known as The Circle and ODK, is a national leadership honor society in the United States, with chapters, known as circles, at more than three hundred college campuses.

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Origin Systems

Origin Systems, Inc. (sometimes abbreviated as OSI) was an American video game developer based in Austin, Texas, which was active from 1983 to 2004.

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Playdom was an online social network game developer popular on Facebook, Google+ and MySpace.

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Social-network game

A social-network game is a type of online game that is played through social networks.

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Star Wars Galaxies

Star Wars Galaxies was a Star Wars themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows, developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts.

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Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed

Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed was the first expansion to the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies released on October 27, 2004.

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Stratics is a portmanteau of the words strategy and statistics.

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The Escapist (magazine)

The Escapist (typeset as the escapist) is an online magazine covering mostly video games as well as movies, comics, TV, and more.

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The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States).

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Ultima Online

Ultima Online (UO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), released on September 24, 1997, by Origin Systems.

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Ultima Online: The Second Age

Ultima Online: The Second Age was the first expansion for the Ultima Online MMORPG.

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University of Alabama

The University of Alabama (Alabama or UA) is a public research university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, and the flagship of the University of Alabama System.

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Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a launch title for the Sony PSP handheld video game system, developed by Sony Online Entertainment.

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Video game design

Video game design is the process of designing the content and rules of a video game in the pre-production stage and designing the gameplay, environment, storyline, and characters in the production stage.

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Washington College

Washington College is a private, independent liberal arts college located on a campus in Chestertown, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore.

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Will Wright (game designer)

William Ralph "Will" Wright (born January 20, 1960) is an American video game designer and co-founder of the former game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts (EA).

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