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Ex-MMO devs aim to fund space combat game via Kickstarter

They were part of the force behind many MMOs you've known and loved, including Jumpgate, Auto Assault, LEGO Universe, RIFT, and League of Legends, and now they're banding together for a new cause funded by crowdsourcing. They're the developers at END Games, and they hope to raise a quarter of a...

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Not So Massively: E3 was full of interweb games

Welcome to Not So Massively, our weekly roundup of the top news from popular multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) and other multiplayer online games that aren't quite MMOs. Published every Saturday, the column covers games such as League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Defense of the...

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Former LEGO Universe dev: 'I have decided to get out of the MMO game'

We're all familiar with that guy who gets burned out on his game and makes a very public and lengthy rant as to why he's quitting on the official forums. But what happens when a developer does the same thing to a larger audience? Today we found out, as former LEGO Universe dev Ryan Seabury wrote...

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MMO Family: A parent's look at LEGO Universe

MMO Family is your resource for leveling a gaming-specced family, from tips on balancing gaming with family life to finding age-appropriate online games for everyone in the family. Most kids who play video games have at least seen one from the LEGO franchise. There are a ton of them -- enough,...

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The pain and suffering of MMO shutdowns

Like life itself, the MMO industry doesn't often seem fair -- promising games can die premature deaths while creaky antiques continue to chug along just fine. When an MMO like APB or Tabula Rasa announces that it's closing its doors after only a couple years (or months), the first reaction is...

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LEGO Universe creative director on building a LEGO MMO

The thought of a LEGO MMO seems like a pretty simple one. LEGO bricks themselves are a pretty basic concept, but that doesn't translate to quick and easy development according to Ryan Seabury. Ryan is the creative director of LEGO Universe, and he gave Gamasutra some insight into how things work...

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New LEGO Universe trailer: "Bring your world to life" [Updated]

The newest trailer from the team at LEGO Universe gives a closer look at what most players consider to be the core of the game: building and customization. Developers Ryan Seabury, Mads Purup, Randall Furino, and Scott Brown lead us through the different building models that offer varying...

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E3 2010: Expanding the LEGO Universe

While E3 offers a glimpse into the imaginations of many developers, one game stands out as focusing on the imagination and creativity of the user: LEGO Universe. Where else can your mooing chickens randomly attack each other? In fact, creativity and imagination are the focus of this game, literally...

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Lego Universe could eventually include Star Wars, Indiana Jones

We recently had the chance to speak with Ryan Seabury, Producer for Netdevil's in-development Lego Universe. Along with Project Lead Mark Hansen, Seabury gave us an insider's look at the exciting create/play/explore world of Legos online. The two men were extremely confident in their vision for...

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The story behind the original Jumpgate

To this blogger, the cult of celebrity which has risen up in the rest of the gaming community has never really seemed to touch the MMO sphere with quite the same fervor. Sure, we've got a handful of highly-regarded sage figures, whose names alone are often used to sell products, but those are really...

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