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Kirk Black's Blog


20yr Veteran MMO Developer

Connecting People through Inspiring Interactive Entertainment

Vision in Action

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Current Project 
Enspira Online - Founder / Creator 
Kickstarter Date: August 2013

Past Projects 
Family Time! Adventures - Founder / Creator 
Ultima Online (Origin Systems) - Lead Engineer, Producer 
Tiny Toon Adventures (Terraglyph Interactive) - Engineer 
League of Legends (Riot Games) - Technical Director 
Star Wars Galaxies (Sony Online Ent.) - Lead Designer 
DDO / LOTRO (Turbine) - Technical Director 
Tabula Rasa (NCSoft) - Senior Designer 
TOME (KIXEYE) - Technical Director


Kirk Black's Comments

Comment In: [News - 03/11/2014 - 09:27]

Good luck, guys r n ...

Good luck, guys r n r nAs one of the original post-launch engineers on Ultima Online during 1998-2001, there will always be a special place in my heart both as a player and a developer for the wonderful world of Britania. It would be awesome or as they say today...totes ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2013 - 03:49]

Wonderful insight Thanks for sharing, ...

Wonderful insight Thanks for sharing, Matt, and congrats again on a successful KS.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/06/2013 - 12:39]

Great article. IMO, League of ...

Great article. IMO, League of Legends represents the monetization mindset by which all games should strive: focus on building a community and giving them an awesome game they love to play. Once you have that, you won 't need to artificially engage in cash-grab features like paying to cross a ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/21/2013 - 07:02]

The current crop of cash-grab ...

The current crop of cash-grab game features such as lives, social checkpoints and gambling currently being championed in games like PAD and Candy Crush hopefully will get retired to the history of shameful game development once players get tired of being manipulated for no other purpose than to pay some ...

Comment In: [News - 07/19/2013 - 04:44]

Mr. Sawyer has always been ...

Mr. Sawyer has always been one of the top game developers I 've most admired over the years. Transport Tycoon Deluxe was amazing I played it in 1996 and can still feel the sensation in my brain as if I just played it a moment ago.

Comment In: [News - 07/18/2013 - 06:15]

Understood, but, from an investor ...

Understood, but, from an investor point of view it 's the difference of browser gaming across 1000s of fractured websites vs aggregated, hugely monetized gaming on Facebook. r n r nJust like mobile phone gaming has been around for nearly 20 years but it didn 't really explode until iPhone ...