GDC 2018 Hosts Special ‘Ultima Online’ Classic Postmortem


Ultima Online GDC 2018

Lord British had a huge impact on my life, how I approached gaming, and the need for a compelling story, pretty much forever. Game Developers Conference 2018 (GDC 2018) is proud to announce a team of game dev luminaries, who will take to the stage to deliver a special postmortem look at their work on the online title, Ultima Online. Raph Koster, Starr Long, and Richard Garriott de Cayeux (Lord British) will be presenting this Classic Game Postmortem and they worked very closely on the development of this game (Origin Systems) and it has remained online for nearly two decades. Noone is more qualified to talk Ultima!

It has a storied legacy, and so next year Ultima creator (and “Lord British” himself) Garriott de Cayeux will join Long and Koster onstage to mark the game’s anniversary and share fresh insights into the challenges they faced in building one of the world’s earliest graphical massively-multiplayer online games. From the “death” of Lord British, simulated ecologies, weddings, orcs, and the Virtues are just some of the topics we can expect. This takes place in September of 2018, when Ultima Online celebrates its 20th birthday. It’s something that nobody who is a fan of the Virtues will want to miss out on.  More information can be found at the following link.

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