The 2012 edition of GDC Online
is filling out its schedule, and one of the more interesting dev panels is a "classic game postmortem" concerning Ultima Online
. While the term postmortem is a bit of a misnomer since the game is still very much alive, the panel features an eclectic mix of dev personalities who helped shape both UO
and the industry itself.
Original UO team members Starr Long
, Rich Vogel
, and Raph Koster
will discuss how a "combination of insane ambition and idealistic cluelessness can sometimes result in creating something that changes people's lives and the course of an industry," according to the GDC website.
If you'll be in Austin, Texas, from October 9th through the 11th, stop by and learn a thing or two about MMOs and the folks who make them.