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Raph Koster
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Game designer, author of A THEORY OF FUN, sometime writer and occasional guitarist.
Game designer, author of A THEORY OF FUN, sometime writer and occasional guitarist.

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Apparently the connection between Google+ and my blog broke a while ago and all my posts for the last while have been shared as private to only me!

Hopefully it is fixed now. If you are curious as to what you missed, I suggest visiting http://www.raphkoster.com for all the missing posts. G+ won't let me edit the posts here to make them visible.
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Well, I just watched it, and yeah, I was grim and pulled no punches. :) Video is now linked on the page for the talk, or you can go watch it for free on the GDCVault. Or here:
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I have put up a page containing both a slideshow and a PDF download of the talk I delivered on Friday at GDC 2017. I think it came out a bit more somber than I had anticipated, certainly more somber than the sample slides I submitted. We shall see what…
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Wow, I have been slacking off on the blogging. Not since October? Yeesh. What’s happened is that I have been posting updates to Twitter, instead. Which this blog does notify (as well as Facebook), of course, but it does mean the site itself gets neglect!…
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I just posted up the slides and a video of my talk at the University of Alabama Huntsville, called “Digital Bards: Interactive Media and the Evolution of Storytelling.” The video is an audio recording plus the slides; something I suppose I ought to do…
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I wrote this in the days immediately after 9/11. I recorded it onto a 4 track cassette recorder, basically live, then overdubbed some harmony vocals I was hearing in my head. It’s a sketch. It’s way way long. It’s tentative. Pretty sure the whole thing is…
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I’ve mentioned it a fair amount of Twitter and Facebook, but I wanted to call attention to it here again, for those who still follow such antiquated things as blogs! I’ll be speaking at the newly revived Austin Game Conference, taking place in Austin of…
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My piece on how “AR is an MMO” traveled far and wide this week. Among the appearances: I wrote a follow-up entitled “I Really Did Mean MMO” that anyone who liked the first post would probably like. New World Notes asked me a few questions via Twitter DM,…
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A lot of people, as I expected, have focused on the semantics of whether or not “AR is an MMO.” Mostly, they say “well, you really mean ‘it’s like an MMO.'” It isn’t really “like.” It actually “is.” I think people fall into the trap of thinking that the…
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