Video: Raph Koster on how games and social media are converging
"Design is about constraining people... Games are interesting, because they're only partly in control -- because they're about teaching you how to think."
In this free GDC Vault
video from GDC Online 2011, Ultima Online
lead designer and Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
creative director Raph Koster shares how developers can take control of social media and avoid it taking control of them in the talk 'It's All Games Now! How Games and Social Media are Converging.'
For more with Koster, he discusses further blending games with social media
in this follow-up interview.
Additionally, GDC Vault has made free a postmortem on Ultima Online
featuring Koster alongside Starr Long and Rich Vogel.
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