The GDC Vault is proud to present yet another FREE video from its extensive archive. This time around, from GDC Online 2012, Mythic's Paul Barnett talks about bringing a classic with an established fanbase into the social age with Ultima Forever: Reimagining a Classsic.
Speakers: Paul Barnett
Track / Format: Design / Lecture
Overview: Revisiting one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar, with a new free-to-play and online rendition is no easy task -- especially under the scrutiny of the seminal game's fans. But senior creative director Paul Barnett and his team at BioWare-Mythic rose up to the challenge with Ultima Forever, which completely modernizes the 27-year-old game with a new look, new controls, new features, and a new business model.
Barnett will deliver a talk on Ultima Forever, sharing what went right and wrong while attempting to bring the classic Western RPG into the 21st century. Art thou humble?
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