[News] [Game Design]
Raph Koster, known for his work on Ultima Online, the original Star Wars: Galaxies, and his groundbreaking book on game design, A Theory of Fun, has left Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) after six years, following the expiry of his contract. He says he is looking forward to "doing some stuff that is a bit off the beaten path". Read more at Raph's blog post.
I predict seeing something from Raph in a year or two which is highly original, paradigm-changing, and talked about for years; keep your eyes out for it, as it'll be something you'll want to have played.
Best of luck wherever you end up, Raph.