Raph Koster is a professional game designer, writer, and the president at Metaplace, a virtual world startup. He was previously employed as the lead designer of ULTIMA ONLINE, a seminal online world; chief creative officer for Sony Online Entertainment, the developer of STAR WARS GALAXIES; and vice president of creative design at Playdom.
Koster has both written and spoken extensively on issues of interactive and online game design. He is a regular speaker at the Game Developers Conference and is the maintainer of the canonical history of virtual worlds. His book A THEORY OF FUN FOR GAME DESIGN was published in 2004 and is used in several university courses as study material. In 2012, Koster was named an Online Game Legend at the GDC Online Awards.
Koster holds a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Washington and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama.
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