Raphael Koster

Developer Biography

After completing an MFA in creative writing, joined Origin in 1995 as part of the original Ultima Online team. While there released Ultima Online and Ultima Online: The Second Age, and served as lead designer for Ultima Online Live (the ongoing service for this online RPG) until 1999. Was lead designer for an unannounced and later cancelled project until 2000. Joined Verant Interactive at the Austin office in 2000.

Writes and speaks frequently on online game and community issues, and maintains a website of writings at http://www.legendmud.org/raph/. Several of his writings, such as "The Laws of Online World Design" are frequently referenced in the industry.

Contributed by MobyGames on Sep 01, 2000.