October 16, 2007

Koster on Metaplace, MUDs, MMOs, More

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 9:34 am

I’ve been talking with Raph Koster about using Metaplace for a graduate workshop I’ll be teaching at UCSD. I’ve had conversations with a number of PhD and MFA students who are excited by the potential — and I’m looking forward to it myself.

Recently, on Raph’s website, I came upon a link to a large (three part) interview about Metaplace on MMO Gamer. It’s wide-ranging and generous, delving into the history from which the project grows, its future goals, and its current state. If you’re hungry for a discussion of the future of virtual worlds that talks more about things like DikuMUD, open architectures, and community experimentation than World of Warcraft and Second Life, this interview is for you.