Raphael Koster

aka: Raph Koster
Moby ID: 327570

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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.

Credited on 23 games

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The Making of Karateka (2023, Windows) Interview Videos Starring
Ultimate Rivals: The Rink (2019, iPhone) Special Thanks
Volume (2015, Windows) Special Thanks
Thomas Was Alone (2012, Windows) Special Thanks
Metaplace (2009, Browser) President
Pillage the Village (2007, Browser) Special Thanks
Field Commander (2006, PSP) Chief Creative Officer
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code (2006, PSP) Chief Creative Officer
EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro (2006, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky (2006, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
Star Wars: Galaxies - Trials of Obi-Wan (2005, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
Frantix (2005, PSP) Chief Creative Officer
EverQuest II: Desert of Flames (2005, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
GripShift (2005, PSP) Chief Creative Officer
Star Wars: Galaxies - The Total Experience (2005, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
Star Wars: Galaxies - Episode III: Rage of the Wookiees (2005, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (2005, PSP) Chief Creative Officer & Editor
Champions: Return to Arms (2005, PlayStation 2) Initial Production
EverQuest II (2004, Windows) Chief Creative Officer
Star Wars: Galaxies - Jump to Lightspeed (2004, Windows) Chief Creative Officer

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