Real Talk About a Real Metaverse


Raph Koster
Playable Worlds, Inc., CEO

Raph Koster is the CEO of Playable Worlds, Inc. He is a veteran game designer and creative executive who has worked at EA, Sony, and Disney as well as run his own company twice. The lead designer and director of massive titles such as Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, he’s also contributed writing, art, music, and programming to many other titles. He is the author of the classic book A Theory of Fun for Game Design. In 2012, he was named an Online Game Legend at the Game Developers Conference Online.

Lots of people are promising a metaverse real soon now. Raph Koster of Playable Worlds has actually built one before, so he'll tell you why it’s harder than people think, and what is required to actually fulfill those dreams.